The Thriller on the High Seas for Cunning Tacticians - Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter Releases on December 6th!

The Thriller on the High Seas for Cunning Tacticians - Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter Releases on December 6th!

Embark on dangerous voyages in this historically accurate naval-warfare game.

21.11.2023 Katowice/Hamburg - Ahoy! Iron Wolf Studio and Daedalic Entertainment announce that the thrilling Naval-Warfare Sim Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter will launch into battle on December 6th! This captivating and unique WWII game invites seafarer greenhorns as well as hard-boiled captains to take the helm and protect supply convoys from Nazi Germany's treacherous submarine assaults. Rooted in real history, the developers took the utmost care in presenting these conflicts as accurately as possible. 

Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter is a historically accurate anti-submarine warfare simulation set in the Atlantic during WWII. The game depicts the United States and Royal Canadian Navys’ fight against German U-boats while escorting convoys during the siege of the United Kingdom. The player takes control of a realistically recreated Fletcher-Class Destroyer and uses its authentic instruments to detect and sink the feared U-boat wolfpacks.


The developers at Iron Wolf Studio literally went the extra mile to make sure that every instrument is depicted accurately and every bolt sits at the right spot. They traveled to the US not only to photograph and study an original Fletcher-class Destroyer but also to interview veterans who worked on similar vessels. Back in their headquarters in Katowice, Poland, they recreated all game assets from the photos and descriptions they gathered.

Game Director & Producer Bartosz Pluta during a research trip in the USA
Game Director & Producer Bartosz Pluta during a research trip in the USA


On top of a battle mode, the game offers a career mode where you take the role of an aspiring young captain. This mode adds narrative depth to the naval-warfare simulation gameplay in the form of nine handcrafted missions, featuring authentic voice acting and motion capture cutscenes in between missions to further enhance the historical immersion.

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  • Procedural battle generation with randomized weather, time of day, and enemy attack patterns.
  • A detailed Fletcher-class destroyer model with 5 locations meticulously recreated in state-of-the-art 3D: the bridge, the combat information center, the sonar room, the gun director, and the lookouts’ station.
  • Over 300 voice reports were recorded by professional voice actors, navy school cadets, and US Navy experts for unparalleled immersion and situational awareness.
  • A dark, thematic soundtrack comprising 4 multi-layered pieces that dynamically adjust to the level of tension between you and the enemy.
  • Varied U-boat captain profiles: aggressive, sneaky, patient, or cold professional - each of them with an ace up their sleeve.



Starting out as an Early Access game, Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter quickly grew an active community that helped improve the game based on player feedback. With the end of Early Access, the developers at Iron Wolf Studio have created a showcase that reflects on the games’ journey while introducing the core mechanics to new players.

Download the press kit here.

More info on the game can be found on Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter’s official Steam Page. Additionally, we encourage you to check out Daedalic Entertainment’s press room and follow us on social media for more news on upcoming titles.

About Iron Wolf Studio

Iron Wolf Studio S.A. is a Polish game development studio based in Katowice, Poland. They are a high-flying game company composed of veteran devs and visionary designers. Their mission is to prove to the world that war games can be innovative, beautiful, and exciting while paying respect to historical accuracy and realism at the same time.


About Daedalic Entertainment

About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment is a renowned publisher supporting indie developers  for over 17 years, bringing their titles to  every major gaming platform. The line-up of games is comprised of a diverse variety of unique titles, focusing on 4 distinct areas: story-telling, strategy, co-op-games, and wholesome games. With an international team of around 45 employees, Daedalic is currently working with various development studios to create a new line-up of innovative games across consoles and PCs to market. Recent hits include New Cycle, Barotrauma, Unrailed!, Potion Tycoon, Deponia, Shadow Tactics, Inkulinati, Hidden Deep, Fling to the Finish! and more.

In regards to future titles please look out for upcoming games like Reveil, Capes, Woodo, Magin: The Rat Project Stories, Edge of Sanity, Wild Woods, and many more. Since April 2022 Daedalic Entertainment has been  a subsidiary of the French publishing house Nacon. For further reference please visit: Follow Daedalic Entertainment on Steam, so you don't miss out on future releases:

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