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


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.


  • 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.

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