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Author Topic: Official announcement - Ship Simulator 2008 add-on: New Horizons  (Read 7320 times)


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Rotterdam, The Netherlands - February 15, 2008 - Dutch developer VSTEP announces the next incarnation for their successful Ship Simulator franchise: the official Ship Simulator 2008 add-on: New Horizons.

Ship Simulator has sold over 280,000 copies worldwide to date, and is available in 20 countries and 7 languages. The 2008 Add-On New Horizons is scheduled for release on March 22nd, 2008 in the UK and Scandinavia. Release dates for other European countries and North-America are to be determined. 

The add-on for Ship Simulator 2008 is a new addition to the acclaimed Ship Simulator series, which has already generated such a huge and loyal following. The large community of Ship Sim fans will now be able to hook up online, as well as enjoy the new sailing area of Cornwall, UK. New vessels will also enhance the experience and allow fans to fully enjoy the true-to-life experience of this unique naval simulation series.

VSTEP’s CTO Pjotr van Schothorst: “New Horizons is taking the Ship Simulator series one step further. With new, highly detailed vessels, a wide range of in-game and downloadable missions, advanced navigational features and stunning new visual effects, we hope to create a new level of realism for Ship Simulator fans worldwide! The Ship Simulator series is constantly evolving and New Horizons is a new logical step in our mission to create the most realistic naval simulator available!”

About the game
Challenge your friends online with New Horizons. Try your hand at sailing a luxury cruise liner & a classic yacht or feel the impact of the waves as you guide your fishing vessel home through a storm! New Horizons offers new highly realistic environments and adds eight exciting new vessels for your sailing pleasure. Includes 20 all new missions and free roaming multiplayer mode too! The add-on will require the original game to run and will automatically upgrade any version of Ship Simulator 2008 with all previous updates and patches.

KEY FEATURES ‘Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons’
•   Eight new vessels for Ship Simulator 2008, including a modern harbour tug with advanced azimuth thrusters and a push boat with 4 different cargo barges.
•   Online multiplayer free-roaming action, including towing.
•   Brand new sailing area Cornwall (Padstow), England, built with advanced visuals and bump mapping technology.
•   20 new missions, involving the new vessels and the new environment.
•   Unlimited gameplay: in-game downloading of new missions.
•   Option to connect and disconnect barges to the push boat in-game.
•   New walkthrough options: explore the push boat’s highly detailed engine room.

To find out more about Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons and to keep up with the latest news, visit: www.shipsim.com.
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