For Immediate Release June 2006
Focus Multimedia, one of the UK's leading publishers of PC software, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Essential range with Silent Hunter III, the most realistic submarine warfare simulation ever released.
Originally released by Ubisoft, Silent Hunter is the market's leading submarine simulation series. Silent Hunter III marks the introduction of an entirely new 3D engine, new features and more intensely realistic action, setting the standard of underwater simulations for years to come.
The movie-like graphics set the scene for a dynamic ocean environment, historically accurate U-boat models and realistic naval missions, Silent Hunter III truly is the king of submarine warfare, impressing fans of the existing Silent Hunter titles and attracting new gamers. The game has been showered with media praise from the likes of PC Zone; "the amount of care and detail lavished on this is phenomenal" and Gamespy, who proclaimed it "outstanding".
Recreating the intense underwater battles of World War II, players must take on the role of U-boat commander, seeking, attacking and destroying your enemies with the help of sonar, periscopes, deck guns and a dedicated team of officers. Every decision is in your hands, from the decision to attack and the welfare of your crew, as you play through a number of impressive environments, from the captain's cabin to the swelling seas.
Whether you are feeling the thrill of following your torpedo as it smashes its way into the hull of an Allied destroyer, or stalking and outmanoeuvring your enemies, you are able to create and live your own personal war story from the depths of the ocean.
Command your crew - the crew will take orders and evolve based on the results of each mission. As commander you must consider morale and fatigue in your decision making, and a reward system will advance rank, elevate skills and bestow medals for achievement.
Realistic and immersive environment - realistic weather, historically accurate ships, submarines and aircraft, detailed U-boat interiors and engaging audio.
Accessible to players of all skill levels - a simplified learning curve and a naval academy tutorial teach you the basics.
A deadly array of U-boats and weapons.
Multiplayer options with both cooperative and competitive modes.
Test your skills against other players online to determine the ace commander.
The second title in the franchise, Silent Hunter II, is now available for just £4.99 as part of Focus Multimedia's Revival range.
Craig Johnson, managing director of Focus Multimedia commented, "We have already experienced tremendous success with the Silent Hunter range at a budget price point. With the new advances in Silent Hunter III, we can expect to build on this success considerably."
Silent Hunter III will be available in June from all good stockists of PC software, with the SRP of just £9.99. To purchase or find out more information on any of Focus Multimedia's range of games and entertainment software, please visit www.focusmm.co.uk.
About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is one of the leading PC CD-ROM budget software publishers in UK retail (Source: Chart Track), specialising in high quality, affordable PC CD-ROMs aimed at both children and adults. The Focus range consists of over 400 titles across 9 different categories - including Games, PC Fun Club, Knowledge and Travel. Focus Multimedia has distribution channels into major retail outlets such as PC World, WHSmith, Staples, Game, via the Internet through www.amazon.co.uk as well as non-traditional chains.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. Ubisoft is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video games titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 538 million for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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For further information, please contact:
Emma Warburton - PR & Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 (0) 1889 570156 Fax: +44 (0) 1889 583571
For Immediate Release June 2006