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Old 04-01-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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ANNOUNCEMENT: SILENT HUNTER 5.1 for XBOX (April Fool joke)



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You're probably sitting around watching a rerun of The Hunt for Red October on cable right now, wondering aloud, "When are we going to see another decent submarine game?" You're even practicing your Sean Connery accent, which is good because, come this June, you'll have a chance to use it. 505 Games, who recently wowed us with both Backbreaker and Naughty Bear, are releasing Silent Hunter 5.1 on June 15 exclusively on the Xbox 360, just in time for a Submarine Summer.



The game is "arcade style" according to the press release, meaning you Silent Hunter fans aren't going to get all the realism you want. Instead you'll have to settle for the historically accurate naval warzones of WWII and " an arsenal of faithfully recreated U.S. Naval submarines." Those subs will be armed with torpedoes and a deck gun, the better to take out enemy subs, ships, and planes. Though there aren't any in the gallery below, this game had better involve some periscopes ... or else.


Gamers can play through the 30 solo missions after they launch from New York, or join three other players online for some multiplayer action.





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Old 04-01-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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Is this another April fools joke?? Because it has gone 12 o'clock so they don't count anymore!!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:04 AM   #3
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The water splash on that second picture looks nice I think.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #4
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I just used my bookmark to return here and saw the Xbox Gamer Den headers with the new colors and I was ruh roh... I double checked the URL and was I quickly scanned the subsections and then....



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Old 04-01-2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:31 AM   #6
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ROFLMAO..... Almost had me there.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:35 AM   #7
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Is this another April fools joke?? Because it has gone 12 o'clock so they don't count anymore!!!
I've done some digging, and this does indeed appear to be real (unfortunately). Though it's definitely not a Silent Hunter game.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:59 AM   #8
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I've done some digging, and this does indeed appear to be real (unfortunately). Though it's definitely not a Silent Hunter game.

Yes indeed here is Gamespot's preview Inteesting to note that it comes from Artech who developed the original "Das Boot" arcadey PC subsim many moons ago!

Take a look at the titles they have developed over the years right back to the C64 era great to see they have survived this long and still have the same guys at the top
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:15 AM   #9
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OMG

And here i was thinking it was another funny April fools joke. Good luck to them, but i doubt it will work.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:23 AM   #10
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http://www.eurogamer.net/gallery.php...cle_id=1027704
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #11
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Haha , ok now i get the xbox theme .
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:14 PM   #12
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aw come on guys honest now....what game is this i never seen it before and for what platform?
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:00 PM   #13
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I wonder why the OP is named "Subsim Admin Guest"
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #14
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Not buying it.
Never buying a console game ever again.
I prefer PC games
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:51 PM   #15
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does it use DRM
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