Artech Studios readying arcade action take on WWII submarine warfare for June 15 release exclusively on Microsoft's console.
The intersection of arcade-style action and submarines is one rarely visited by developers. Underserved fans of the genre can clear off some shelf space next to In the Hunt, Critical Depth, and AquaNox, as 505 Games today announced its own historically themed entry into the market.
On June 15, the publisher plans to launch Naval Assault: The Killing Tide exclusively for the Xbox 360. Set during World War II, Naval Assault casts players as an Allied submarine commander hunting his Axis counterparts throughout the North Atlantic. The game will feature 30 missions and multiplayer modes for up to four gamers.
Naval Assault is being developed by Ottawa, Ontario-based Artech Studios, a developer with a long and varied history. In its 28-year history, Artech has produced more than 100 games, from licensed titles like Nerf: N-Strike Elite on the Wii to interactive DVD board games to the black-humored original Xbox shooter Raze's Hell. Naval Assault isn't even the company's first time under the sea, as it developed the early '90s PC submarine sim Das Boot.
arcade style...hmmm...............................*growing beard*...on a console...hmmmmmm *shave beard*......*grows beard*.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - 90s - 2010 - hmmmmmmmmmmm console........ no drm?!!!! thumbs up!!!!!
"An arcade style submarine sim for a console? AHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA. ..." At least this one will still work if you lose your internet connection.
:lol: Oh Brendan .. you just had to write that Caption didn't ya ? I'm surprised Tor or Magrino didn't talk you out of it :D
On the PC submarine sims always had their flaws and the excitement quickly went away with frustrating control mechanics. Lots to be done here and hope it does not fall in the same old pitfalls.
arcade style sub sims generally blow. Its too bad that you can't have a good realistic sim on a console because of the limiting controller.
Look's interesting. Microsoft is getting a lot of exclusive content this year. This is really shaping up well for the 360 fans.
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