UBISOFT ANNOUNCES SILENT HUNTER: WOLVES OF THE PACIFIC U-BOAT
Add-on to PC Gamer's 2007 Sim Game of the Year Includes German Campaign
SAN FRANCISCO ?March 24, 2008 ? Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that Silent Hunter®: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions, an add-on to the critically acclaimed Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific submarine simulation, is available for direct download from Ubi.com and direct2drive.com. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, the add-on will allow players to prowl the Pacific Theater during WWII as the captain of a German submarine. U-Boat Missions offers players a variety of new features and content including an entirely fresh and innovative strategic element, new playable submarines, an improved navigation map, improved upgrade system, and more. Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions is rated "T? for Teen and has an MSRP of $9.95.
? German Campaign in the Indian Ocean: The new campaign spans from July 1943 until end of war, in May 1945. Players will operate from such far-off Japanese naval bases as Penang, Singapore, Jakarta and Surabaya.
? Strategic Warfare: As the player rises in rank and experience he gains access to new strategic resources, such as recon aircraft that track down enemy shipping and even battle groups that can help wipe out superior enemy forces.
? New Playable Submarines: Take to the seas in the long-range Type IX-D2 U-boat and the revolutionary Walther propulsion type XVIII U-boat. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of these boats and how you can overcome even elite, late-war Allied destroyers with high-speed hit-and-run attacks.
? Heroes: Based on actual historical figures, new crewmembers add a number of special abilities that can change the fate of battle and save the ship when the time is right, as well as adding historical color to the game.
A free mission is also available for download from Fileplanet.com. The mission, Tokyo Express, is a race against the clock to intercept a Japanese supply convoy on its way to the Solomon Islands.
About Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific:
Developed by Ubisoft's studio in Romania and named PC Gamer's 2007 Sim Game of the Year, Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific takes players to the depths of the Pacific Ocean as the skipper of a WWII American submarine. Immersed in this intense environment with the help of amazing graphics and sound, players will engage in massive battles with enemy units, manage and evolve an entire submarine crew, and earn promotions and commendations to ensure victory in the Pacific.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 23 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft forecasts generated sales of 875 million Euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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