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Shadow Tactics developers announce pirate stealth strategy Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Published: 14:00, 24 January 2023
Updated: 14:08, 24 January 2023
Hmm...This Sea of Thieves expansion looks lit
Hmm...This Sea of Thieves expansion looks lit

Shadow Tactics and Desperados 3 developer Mimimi Games have today announced their next big game called Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, which is a pirate-themed stealth strategy.

Munich-based developer Mimimi Games , known for beloved and critically acclaimed tactical strategy games Desperados 3 and Shadow Tactics have officially announced their brand new game titled Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew , coming to PC, PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X|S in 2023.

Mimimi Games describe Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew as a pirate-themed stealth strategy game with magic, supernatural elements and other new features. We have to admit that Shadow Gambit strongly reminds us of Rare's swashbuckling adventure Sea of Thieves, in terms of visuals and setting. 

The devs say that players will get to join a ghost ship with a living soul, sail the Lost Caribbean, and assemble a cursed pirate crew in Shadow Gambit. "Embrace supernatural powers to defy the menacing army of the Inquisition, who stands between you and the mysterious treasure of the legendary Captain Mordechai," they reveal in the press release.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew details

  • We go full fantasy for the first time: In our previous games of this genre, player abilities and other gameplay mechanics were often limited by realistic settings. We have a fantasy setting with magic, talking ghost ships and cursed pirates with supernatural abilities now. This gives us a lot of freedom to design meaningful and crazy new mechanics or change existing ones.

PR Shadow Gambit certainly looks stunning Shadow Gambit certainly looks stunning

  • "Quicksave and quickload" as part of the world and narration: The quicksave and quickload mechanic was always a big part of our games. But this time, the fantasy setting of the game allows us to embed this mechanic into the world and narration of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. Your ghost ship, The Red Marley, grants you the power to manipulate time. Pause time to consider your strategic choices, queue up multiple character actions or capture a memory of every passing moment, to instantly return to if things go south. The characters will even react to you using this feature. And most importantly, it will play a big part in the main plot and overall narration – but we save this one for later

PR Shadow Gambit: Strong Sea of Thieves vibes here Shadow Gambit: Strong Sea of Thieves vibes here

  • More player freedom in a more dynamic, immersive sandbox: Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew provides players with more freedom than ever before and allows for non-linear game progression in a more dynamic sandbox. Your ship acts as HUB, where you can plan your next adventures or just hang out with your crew. You can freely choose which mission to tackle or which island to set foot on next, once you have discovered them. You can select different entry and exit points before going ashore – as each island is a unique, hand-crafted sandbox, Moreover, you can freely select your crew members before embarking on each mission. Utilize their abilities in different ways, be stealthy or more head-on in your play style. Players can really carve their own path through the game while defining their playstyle with their own unique solutions.


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