Rare have released a trailer for Sea of Thieves' upcoming story mode Tall Tales, and it's about half way between Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean. The dev promises immersive ''stories of piracy and wild encounters on the waves.''
Sea of Thieves is heading for its anniversary update in exactly a week, on 30 April 2019, and Tall Tales is part of it.
Tall Tales is basically a Sea of Thieves story mode that will take players through "series of interconnected tales of wonder and discovery".
"Tall Tales are a collection of story-rich quests that are played out in our shared world and can be fully experienced by yourself or with your crew. This first collection, Shores of Gold, invites you to embark on an epic adventure of love, honour and betrayal in search of the mythical Shores of Gold", Rare wrote.
The trailer shows bits and pieces of the first Tall Tales chapter, where players will be looking for the fabled Shroudbreaker. Rare aren't planning on making it easy for you though, as it's protected by "fiendish puzzles and even more fiendish traps".
Sea of Thieves' new mode also introduces Skeleton Lords and Rare claims these bony fellows are bigger and badder than any you've encountered so far. Moreover, taking on Tall Tales stories is the only way to encounter them.
Tall Tales chapters will bring "a variety of unusual characters from all over the Sea of Thieves", but Rare promises some old favourites too, including some from the game's novel, Athena's Fortune.
The anniversary update also brings fishing, which has been among the most requested features since the game launched, and it's quite surprising that it wasn't there from the get-go. I mean, what with the sea and all.
It also adds the Arena, which pits five crews against one another, on a condensed map and with timed matches. Everything brings points, whether it's attacking or thieving, so make sure you bring your A game, whichever side it may lean.
So far, most players seem pretty stoked over the upcoming update, even though many think these features should've been there from the start.
However, Rare were pretty open and transparent with their development schedule, and they've stuck to it, so we've nothing to fault them for.
You can learn more on the official Sea of Thieves website here.