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Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons

New trailer sets sail.

Haarlem, The Netherlands – June 3, 2008 – Today leading computer software publisher Lighthouse Interactive and developer VSTEP released a new trailer for New Horizons, the official add-on to their highly successful Ship Simulator 2008 franchise. New Horizons hit store shelves across the UK and Scandinavia in April 2008 and is available at for North America. This highly realistic naval simulator will be available in the rest of Europe later on.

The Ship Simulator series continues with an armada of new vessels and another exotic horizon to discover. The trailer gives fans a glance at the new vessels and the improved features included in New Horizons, such as the enhanced walkthrough mode, which allows players to go on deck and explore the ship they are commanding in greater detail. The trailer also showcases the integrated multiplayer mode and the unlimited gameplay possibilities thanks to the option to download new missions directly in-game.

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Challenge your friends online in New Horizons with 20 all-new missions and free roaming multiplayer mode. Try your hand at sailing a luxury cruise liner or a classic yacht or feel the impact of the waves as you guide your fishing vessel home through a storm! New Horizons offers a number of new highly realistic environments to explore, 8 more exciting vessels for your sailing pleasure, and unlimited gameplay with in-game downloading of new missions. The add-on requires the original Ship Simulator 2008 game to run. Updates will be made automatically upgrading any version of Ship Simulator 2008 with all previously released updates and patches.

KEY FEATURES ‘Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons’

• Online multiplayer free-roaming action, including towing

• 8 new vessels for Ship Simulator 2008, including a modern harbour tug with advanced azimuth thrusters and a push boat with 4 different cargo barges

• Brand new sailing environment – Padstow (Cornwall), England, built with advanced visuals and bump mapping technology

• 20 new missions, involving the new vessels and the new environment

• Unlimited gameplay with in-game downloading of new missions

• Option to connect and disconnect barges to the push boat in-game

• New walkthrough options including exploration of the push boat’s highly detailed engine room


VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, train drivers, safety officers, and nautical training. Since its initiation in 2002, VSTEP has completed over 30 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, and the Dutch Railways. VSTEP’s experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a “true to their roots” simulator for the home PC user.

About Lighthouse Interactive

Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing B.V. is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.

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