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.