Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Lighthouse Interactive
Developer: VStep

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'Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT

New Horizons is the official add-on for Ship Simulator 2008, adding an enhanced walkthrough mode, allowing players to go on deck and explore the ship they are commanding in greater detail, an integrated multiplayer mode and the unlimited gameplay possibilities thanks to the option to download new missions directly in-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.

Erik Schreuder, CEO of Lighthouse Interactive: "The Ship Simulator series has already generated a large community of Ship Sim fans. They will now be able to extend their naval experience with the official Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons. There are so many improved elements to the game that make this a challenging true-to-life experience – everyone interested in simulator games should really check this out."

VSTEP's CTO Pjotr van Schothorst: "After months of intensive development and testing, we are proud about New Horizons reaching gold status. With its brand new features, improved visuals and added gameplay options, New Horizons provides an exciting addition to Ship Simulator 2008 and will surprise Simulation fans worldwide. New Horizons is the next step in creating an even more immersive experience for our Ship Simulator fans."

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.

Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons is ready to set sail on retail shelves on the 4th of April, 2008 in the UK and Scandinavia. Release dates for other European countries and North-America are to be determined.


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