With Ubisoft's much-anticipated Skull and Bones absent with scurvy this year, you may be hankerin' for another slice of high-seas adventure. Italian studio 3DClouds is stepping up to deliver just that. King of Seas is a procedurally-generated pirate ARPG (ARRPG?) set during the golden age of piracy. It'll launch for PC and consoles this autumn.
How will King of Seas fill the pirate void?
3DClouds says King of Seas will immerse you in a time of "pirates, ferocious sea battles, hidden treasure, and lost islands". You are, amazingly enough, a pirate, who must embark on a journey to avenge the death of your father. As you journey, your quest takes on a new objective: you must stake your claim as the king of all pirates. You can check out a trailer for King of Seas right here:
King of Seas promises a world in which every action you take will cause a reaction, forcing you to "evaluate your strategy at every turn", according to a press release. Naval routes may change, so you'll need to find alternate routes to your destinations, or weather conditions may force you into more dangerous routes. This being a pirate game, there'll also be plenty of opportunity to travel to distant islands, trade goods with locals, and upgrade your ship, as well as engage in naval combat, and take part in a variety of story missions.
You'll be able to check out King of Seas this autumn on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. If you're into the idea of this pirate ARRPG (still not sick of that joke), you can wishlist it over on Steam right now. We don't have a concrete release date for King of Seas yet, so when we know more - including more concrete gameplay details - we'll bring it your way.
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