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Silent Hunter 5 Continues Sub Simming Next Year

by Chris Faylor, Aug 17, 2009 9:58am PDT
Related Topics – Ubisoft, screenshots, PC, GamesCom 2009

A new entry in the Silent Hunter franchise, "the best-selling submarine series of all-time" assuming publisher Ubisoft is to be believed, will surface on PC in early 2010 from Ubisoft Romania (Silent Hunter 3, Silent Hunter 4, Tom Clancy's HAWX).

Sporting a focus on "cinematic battles," Silent Hunter 5 puts players in command of a German U-boat during "famous battles" in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Among the new features is a first-person captain mode, in which players can explore the interior of their vessel and observe the crew as they perform daily tasks and obey your commands.

A run down of the game's "key features," provided by Ubisoft, can be found just below:

  • VIEW AS A CAPTAIN: Walk through highly detailed submarines in the new first-person view and access every part of your U-boat.

  • BECOME A REAL LEADER: Interact with your crew, watch them perform their daily jobs and experience the tension and fear inside the U-boat through the new advanced order system.

  • WAR STRATEGIES: Choose your own strategy and select your targets with a new objective-driven, dynamic campaign.

  • ENEMY REACTIONS: Open new locations, upgrades and resupply possibilities, while the Allied ships adjust dynamically to your approach. Your actions will directly impact the evolution of the campaign.

  • NEW USER INTERFACE: Prowl the waters with a brand-new user interface. Now, every beginner can successfully command a sub while remaining free of confusion. In expert mode, experienced players will be provided all the necessary information and controls to command the sub completely on their own.

  • CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE: Experience the most realistic and immersive Silent Hunter ever created. Improved environment graphics create a powerful level of immersion as you operate authentic, highly detailed U-boats and fight against surface ships.



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