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Old 06-22-2020, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default New game announced - Destroyer - The U-boat Hunter



Game Facebook page with screenshots & storyboards

https://www.facebook.com/Destroyerthegame


Official website...

https://ironwolfstudio.com/


Wishlist on steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1..._UBoat_Hunter/


From the press release...

Destroyer: the U-Boat Hunter is an interactive war thriller which seamlessly blends tactical anti-submarine warfare simulation with a gripping storyline. Take command of a meticulously reconstructed Fletcher-class destroyer and lead your crew against nazi U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic!

It’s all in your hands, captain!

The game is set in 1942, i.e. when the convoy system was finally introduced by the US Navy in response to operation ‘Drumbeat’ and the bloodbath that the U-boats had caused along the US east coast. The player will take full command of USS Janson (DD-524), a fictional Fletcher-class destroyer based on USS Kidd (DD-661), which will lead the escort group of an important convoy. It will be assisted by three AI-controlled destroyers that the player will be able to give orders to. From setting the formation, through ordering attacks and search plans to picking up survivors.

- Our goal is to build a credible, highly authentic game environment. To that end, we are aiming at recreating naval warfare technology and US naval combat doctrine from the 1940s, as well as portraying day to day activities of the crew, their problems, and interpersonal relations. These motifs will be incorporated into the main plot, and will be based on actual stories and anecdotes by US Navy veterans. - says Bartosz Pluta, CEO of Iron Wolf Studio.

Simulator with a cinematic feel

The plot of Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter will be conveyed via highly detailed cutscenes which strongly tie into the game’s choice and consequence mechanic. The captain’s strategic decisions, as well as certain story-related aspects of the game will be controlled by the player, with consequences for both the situation in combat and plot development. Gameplay as such will focus on several key locations on-board: the combat information centre, the bridge, the sonar room, the engine room, and observation posts. The player will be able to switch between these locations at any moment in the course of the battle.

- One of the main premises that we keep to in our design is something that we call ‘realistic combat awareness’. What it means is that there will be no way to see through the fog of war other than by using authentic equipment and procedures. There is no ‘bird’s eye view’, and the player will be far from omniscient. We believe this is especially important in recreating anti-submarine warfare, where advantage in combat is achieved mainly through detecting, locating, and keeping track of enemy presence. - adds Artur Salwarowski, vice-president of Iron Wolf Studio.

Key features of the game:

Platform: PC

Genre: tactical milsim with interactive story element.

Realistic radar, sonar, and navigation instruments.

A choice and consequence mechanic will allow players to make key decisions as the plot develops.

Xsense and Face Ware technologies (motion capture) will be used in cutscenes to ensure high quality character animation.

The first episode in the series will focus only on anti-submarine warfare - the studio is planning to release further episodes which will take place in the Pacific Theatre and expand the gameplay by adding surface and surface-to-air combat.

Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter

The game is published by Iron Wolf Studio.

The release date will be announced soon.

About Iron Wolf Studio:

Iron Wolf Studio was created by merging Iron Wolf Studio with Inimages. The two companies had created U-Boot the Board Game - a unique blend of PC U-boat simulator and board game with beautiful physical components. It was a big success, with the game’s first and second printing selling out immediately and the publisher planning to release further editions. The game also enjoys a user score of 7.9/10 on Boardgamegeek.com and has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards. Given the studio’s experience in WW2 naval simulation, a decision was made to start developing quality PC simulators and Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter will be their first title.

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Kinga Wodzyńska

Senior PR Manager at better. gaming



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Old 06-22-2020, 10:45 PM   #2
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Added to wishlist. Remembers me about the good old Destroyer Command back in the days.
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:30 PM   #3
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I'll be watching this one closely! I like the idea of this being "The First Episode". If it works and turns a profit, I wouldn't be surprised if they added player controlled submarines into the mix...


I'm hopeful about this one.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:28 AM   #4
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@Kongo Otto,
Yes I still have my Destroyer Command disk, that was the first thing I thought of.

Might be good, problem is I hate STEAM so I won't be getting it.

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Old 06-23-2020, 05:56 AM   #5
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I was the same with Steam i was definitely a have it with the box and manual retail guy, however Steam is about the only place to get PC games now, most other resellers are simply selling steam codes etc. i am avoiding smaller independents now as i lost a lot of games when Desura disappeared. I figure / hope Steam is big enough not to disappear.

It does have some advantages in that all your games are stored in the cloud so you can delete them without worry from your Pc if you are tight on space, and they dont seem as restrictive on modding as i first thought mainly just the exe and anti cheating multiplayer stuff that’s out of bounds.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:23 AM   #6
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I was the same with Steam i was definitely a have it with the box and manual retail guy, however Steam is about the only place to get PC games now, most other resellers are simply selling steam codes etc. i am avoiding smaller independents now as i lost a lot of games when Desura disappeared. I figure / hope Steam is big enough not to disappear.

It does have some advantages in that all your games are stored in the cloud so you can delete them without worry from your Pc if you are tight on space, and they dont seem as restrictive on modding as i first thought mainly just the exe and anti cheating multiplayer stuff that’s out of bounds.

Yes. Steam has become a good platform for games. I avoided it for quite a while but now companies do everything online. I haven't had any problems with Steam for three years now and, like you say, all games purchased from Steam remain in my Library for installing them whenever I want.
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Old 03-25-2021, 06:46 PM   #7
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Default Destroyer- the U-Boat Hunter demo coming in June

Announced today, Iron Wolf studio are planning to release a playable demo of the much awaited title ‘Destroyer the Uboat hunter’. The game itself is scheduled for a q4 2021 (now revised to q1 2022) release and the devs are working hard to have a demo online for the Steam games festival in June.

In the meantime the game’s dev diary has been updated with some new screenshots including outside views. Check it out at the steam link below

https://store.steampowered.com/news/...51561582902516
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:18 PM   #8
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Steams showing Q1 2022 release at this time.
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:59 AM   #9
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Oh boy!! This is surely going to be purchased the first day that it is available.
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:23 PM   #10
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Thanks Sniper450 yes they just updated that on Steam though it means a longer wait for us, its good to see, they obviously care more about shipping a quality product than hitting some arbritrary release date.
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Old 03-29-2021, 07:41 AM   #11
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