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'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' Gets DirectX10 Makeover - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

Get the PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Trailer off WP (98mb)

Akella has become famous for its marine games based on cutting edge 3D sea technology. Our company now offers a new level of realism and graphics in the upcoming simulator PT Boats: Knights of the Sea. Start your career in a mosquito fleet of the Allied Forces, Russia or Germany and take part in bloody World War II battles.

Take command of a boat and control each member of the crew. Shoot down aircraft using machineguns and anti-aircraft guns, torpedo hostile destroyers and supply ships, "entertain" uninvited guests with cannon fire, plan group attacks – essentially, do whatever you like. Any operation can be entrusted to the AI or handled on your own.

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is powered by an improved version of the STORM 2 used in the award wining Pirates of the Caribbean. The STORM 2.5 engine enables the creation of unique special effects like ocean waves from explosions, tracing the tracks of various types of boats, illustrating the boats gliding, realistic collision damage, damage from assorted types of ammunition and so much more! Our close cooperation with Maddox Games, the leading flight simulator developers and renowned for IL-2 Sturmovik, allowed us to create historically accurate and detailed aircraft models.

The usage of DirectX 10 and latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors will make the visual experience even more realistic and exciting. The “PT Boats” development team is working closely with NVIDIA engineers to ensure for NVIDIA GeForce users to have the best possible gaming experience.

“NVIDIA’s GeForce 8 Series GPU’s are being used as the reference graphics platform for development and testing making many enhancements possible in the DirectX10 version” – says Anton Kaplanyan, the lead programmer of the game.

With “PT Boats: Knights of the Sea” Akella aims not only to hit the hardcore gamers, but also the casual ones, by means of variety in difficulty and multiplayer modes. “Delivering the gameplay with great visual and audio experience is the key challenge for PT Boats developers. We are sure that our participation in NVIDIA “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” support program and enabling latest GPUs features on DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 platforms will make the game even brighter for all the naval game fans to enjoy”, says Dmitry Arkhipov, Akella Development CEO.


  • Never before seen 3D water quality
  • Historically accurate WWII war-machines
  • New level of realism for ship physics
  • Choose single missions or build a career as an officer in campaigns through the entire war
  • Control different crewmen on your boat - from the gunner to the commander
  • Realistic ship damage
  • Highly detail 3D landscapes
  • Control Allied, German or Russian boats - everything can be under you command!
  • Up to 16 players in multiplayer game

Release date: Q4 2007

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