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Rise of Captain Longbeard to arrive on Steam Early Access during 2016’s holiday season

by on October 13, 2016


Colopl Nl recently announced that The Rise of Captain Longbeard will head to HTC Vive. This single-player action-adventure pirate game is slated for release on Steam Early Access during the 2016 holiday season.

Players will step into the boots of Robert Youngfellow as he embarks on a journey that sees him transform from a mere landlubber into a mighty scourge of the seven seas.Captain Longbeard will find himself beset on all sides by hordes of unfriendly pirates, menacing sea beasts, and thorny obstacles.

Jikhan Jung, CEO of Colopl Nl, stated, “The Rise of Captain Longbeard promises to be the quintessential VR game experience. Complete immersion into a specific time and place in history, with the entire experience driven by a compelling narrative and an emotional connection to the main character.  All of this surrounds a variety of exciting in-game action and adventure that transports you back in time when pirates were lords of the seas.”

Here are the key features of the title, as presented on the official press release:

Key features of The Rise of Captain Longbeard include:

  • Exploration across four main islands and over eight satellite islands, each filled with their own particular blend of challenge and mayhem;
  • Sail your ship to tropical ports of call, before embarking on foot to explore the islands;
  • Combat galore and you’ll need to be skilled in the art of battle with pistols, swords and exploding barrels;
  • Plunder treasure wherever you find it and use it to upgrade your weapons, purchase booze and more;
  • A successful pirate is a one who can outwit his opponents and your path to infamy is besieged by obstacles, including marksmen challenges, hidden key puzzles and when all else fails — blowing up parts of the world.
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