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PT Boats: South Gambit

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Akella (EU), Battlefront.com (US)
Developer: Akella
Release Date: Oct. 2010

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'PT Boats: South Gambit' Will Include Mission Editor

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT

In the add-on the player will command a lethal torpedo boat in very heart of two new theaters of war. The new missions contain battle in the Mediterranean and transport British troops and supplies to Libya and Tunis, escort convoys to besieged Malta as it was in historical operations Harpoon, Vigorous & Pedestal.

PT Boats is dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of World War II: the torpedo boat crews. These ships are small, fast and agile, and extremely dangerous due to the on-board torpedo launchers. But they are also the most vulnerable of all military vessels. More than once in the history of WWII, a handful of those little deadly boats helped decide the course of an entire battle and executed seemingly impossible missions.

They were called the "mosquito fleet" because of their unique combat tactics. Using speed and agility, dodging enemy fire, PT boats approached seemingly giant enemy ships in a fight of David against Goliath, stung them with well aimed torpedo volleys - and immediately withdrew!

The casualties were immense, but the results often worth these lives and sacrifices. These small heroes of the great war made an unforgettable contribution to the Allied victory.

WWII naval warfare is back! With more campaigns, more combat aircraft, new ships and even more fascinating gameplay, PT Boats: South Gambit is setting the bar even higher for WW2 era naval combat simulations.

The original PT Boats: Knights of the Sea has brought attention to a new and previously little known aspect of naval warfare during the Second World War. Now, with the large-scale standalone add-on “South Gambit”, you will find yourself commanding a lethal torpedo boat and its crew in the very heart of two entirely new theaters of war. The long list of authentic warships, boats, weapons and aircraft available in PT Boats is now further extended with the legendary Soviet attack plane IL-2, the German torpedo bomber He-111H-6, the Italian cruiser Condottieri, and many many more.

You will join battle in the Mediterranean and transport British troops and supplies to Libya and Tunis, and escort convoys to the besieged island of Malta; just as if you were participating in the real historical operations “Harpoon”, “Vigorous” and “Pedestal”. Then you will be relocated to the Black Sea, where some of the most dramatic historical battles were raging. Nazi “Kriegsmarine” will do its best to disrupt sea communications between Sevastopol and Novorossiysk. So, you and your PT boat will play an important role in night raids against enemy bases and then in artillery attacks on the German Navy in Yalta and Anapa.

The powerful Mission Editor allows for editing existing missions and creating completely new ones from scratch! It brings a powerful instrument for those fans who are fond of reconstruction of historical battles and comes as a tool that opens new horizons for modding. Almost all mission settings are customizable, including the placement of units, creation of game objectives and AI behavior, inclusion of videos and more…

The Mission Editor will be included in the South Gambit standalone add-on, and a patch will be available for owners of the previous game, PT Boats: Knights of the Sea.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced graphics and even more realistic seascapes.
  • Enhanced AI algorithms.
  • New gameplay features – torpedo bombers and mine fields.
  • New authentic units, such as: Soviet IL-2 “Flying tank” and torpedo boat D-3, German torpedo bomber He-111H-6, bomber Ju-88, Italian destroyer Navigatori, cruiser Condottieri, torpedo boat MAS-500 and many others.
  • And, of course, the unique and innovation combination of sim, strategy and tactical action inherent in the PT Boats naval simulation game.

PT Boats: South Gambit is a self-standing add-on and DOES NOT require the original game PT Boats: Knights of the Sea in order to be able to play.


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