Originally set for release in 2020 and then early this year, independent Italian developer 3DClouds partnered with independent games label Team17. Having worked more on the game, the eagerly awaited pirate-themed action RPG, King of Seas, will be launching from a port near you on 25th May 2021! This action-packed seafaring adventure will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. King of Seas is an action role playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. The release date wasn’t all that was announced today. Players will be able to take their own vessel out for a spin and go head-to-head with some of the fearsome pirates they’ll meet in the game in a new playable demo for King of Seas (PC) will be available today via the Steam page here.
An epic adventure awaits you in a fantastic world dotted with fights, lost islands and treasures. A universe that will keep you anchored as you struggle to become the king of all pirates. If you’ve played games like Windward or the Port Royale series, you will feel right at home. You will be able to acquire five different classes of ship: the sloop, brig, flute, frigate and galleon. Each ship will offer plenty of customisation options and with over 900 items available to collect and use, you can truly create a battle-ready vessel to be proud. Naval battles are at the core of the King of Seas gameplay. The movement and handling of your ships will change according to wind direction, the ship class and the talent points acquired through levelling the gear equipped. Each battle won will raise the bounty on your head and you can even face off against some of the most feared pirates in history. The difficulty level adds a multiplier to the bounty you achieve in the game. King of Seas features:
- Story: A series of quests guide you on your journey and uncover the intriguing characters of the King of Seas world who will lead you to the next path of your epic adventure.
- Procedural Generation: Dive into a lush, procedurally generated world that constantly refreshes the exploration mechanics within each new game.
- Dynamic World: The world reacts to your every action, naval routes change and with each conquered settlement the difficulty adapts to constantly give you a more challenging time.
- Map: A thick fog will ensure travelling towards objectives is not plain sailing, after all wouldn’t you want to lose the joy of exploration !?
- Navigation system: Atmospheric effects influence gameplay. Sail during a storm at your own risk, escape the enemies and always remember to carefully watch the wind direction to stay in control during battles. The strategy starts here.
- Ship customization: Five types of highly customizable ships through an equipment and skill system, just as in any true role-playing game!
- Combat system: Not only cannon shots and nautical strategy but also speed and spectacle, thanks to a set of more than 20 skills to choose from and three branches of talents to suit any playstyle.
In early December last year, I was able to play a preview build of King of Seas and had a lot of fun with it. I’m very keen for launch later this month and highly recommend this for fans of pirate and trading games.
For more information about King of Seas, you can visit their official website.
Written by: @ChrisJInglis