Silent Hunter III
Early Screenshots



Players Will Become U-boat Commanders and Experience the New Immersive 3D Environment


January 15, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced its next submarine simulation, Silent Hunter™ III, for PC launching late 2004.

The next title in the Silent Hunter franchise will add new dimensions to the simulation experience.  The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.  The all-new 3D engine features impressively detailed U-boat models, both externally and internally, with exact replica WWII technology.


"Silent Hunter III will go beyond current naval simulations and offer a brand-new dimension: a U-boat captain simulator," said Florin Boitor, producer from the Ubisoft studios. "From detailed crew assignment to essential decisions in combat to career evolution, everything will be in the player’s control."


In fact, the game reaches even further and recreates a WWII movie atmosphere with cinematic cameras focusing on the most crucial events around the player.  Whether they are stalking Destroyers or hiding from depth charges, players will experience the game as their own personal war story.  Also available will be a robust multiplayer mode that includes both cooperative and competitive play.


“The Silent Hunter series has a legacy of award-winning titles and Silent Hunter III will continue in that tradition,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft. “The innovative crew management system, spectacular environmental effects, and high realism will set the simulation standard for years to come.”


Silent Hunter Background:

The critically acclaimed Silent Hunter series recreates the ferocious battles between the German U-boats and the Allied naval forces during WWII to gain domination over the oceans.  Its impressive list of features, beautiful 3D graphics, and unrivaled gameplay assure that this installment of the Silent Hunter series will reinvent underwater simulations.


Silent Hunter III © 2004 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Silent Hunter, Strategic Simulations, Ubisoft,, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.


About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Romania, Germany, and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

Also see:

Silent Hunter III forum

Silent Hunter III Hands On Preview

Subsim Review's 2004 E3 Report on SH3

Ubisoft's Official Silent Hunter III Website


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