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'Simulator 2008: New Horizons' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2008 @ 4:02 a.m. PST

Lighthouse Interactive and VSTEP announce the next incarnation for their Ship Simulator franchise: the official Ship Simulator 2008 add-on: New Horizons, adding eight new vessels, 20 all new missions and free roaming multiplayer mode.

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.

Erik Schreuder, CEO of Lighthouse Interactive: "The add-on for Ship Simulator 2008 is a welcome 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. The new vessels will also enhance their 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!"

Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons Features :

  • 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.

The 2008 Add-On New Horizons is scheduled for release on March 22, 2008 in the UK and Scandinavia. Release dates for other European countries and North-America are to be determined.

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