The player takes the role of a brave and noble corsair, following his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 Spanish Main, where an English surgeon was framed and condemned to penal servitude on Barbados. During hard times he became a pirate and escaped from his tropical prison. The Caribbean was quickly set ablaze by his deeds and exploits. Captain Blood gives players an extraordinary chance to live the life of the most eccentric pirate from Rafael Sabatini’s bestselling book.
While the Spanish Maritime Empire spread around the world, the "Spanish Main" referred to the coastal region of the Americas surrounding the Caribbean Sea, particularly the coast of South America from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco River.
The game's mission-based structure gives players a diverse battlefield on both land and sea, where they must engage in ship-to-ship battles and sword fights to gain control of invaded ships. Gamers earn special points for fighting rival sea dogs, acquiring new fighting techniques and gold for weapons and equipment.
According to Stefan Layer, COO/VP of Playlogic, ““Captain Blood” will be an important element of our portfolio strategy for 2006. We are glad to extend our cooperation with 1C.”
"We are very happy to team up with Playlogic in our second deal with them," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director of 1C. "We are excited to enter the next generation console market with Playlogic, with one of our first titles for the new consoles."
Dmitry Arkhipov, VP Development of Akella, said, "Captain Blood is a very important project for us. Moreover, we are very excited to be developing it for both the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. The title is based on the favorite adventure story of millions of readers, and we want to create a fabulous and rich world of swashbuckling adventure for the huge gaming fan base throughout the world. We are currently working with Playlogic on the much-anticipated “Age of Pirates” project, and we're very pleased that the next pirate game from Akella will also be published by Playlogic."
The game is being produced in cooperation with leading Eastern European games publisher 1C Company and is scheduled to be released in early summer 2006.
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