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Pirates of the Burning Sea

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Flying Lab Software
Developer: Flying Lab Software

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'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Gets Avatar Combat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

Fighting across land and sea, players of Pirates of the Burning Sea will experience intense tactical ship combat and swashbuckling adventures, where every player is the captain of their own ship. British, Spanish, French, and Pirate captains battle it out for glory and power, engaging in both PvE and PvP gameplay that has the power to truly change the game world. Compete to conquer enemy ports, pursue 1000+ missions, engage in a fully player-driven economy, and earn ships, skills, and gear to become the most famous -- or infamous! -- captain on the Burning Sea.

The addition of avatar combat to Pirates of the Burning Sea’s game play amplifies the need for strategy and skill, offering melee encounters where movement, position and tactics truly matter. This new feature expands sea encounters as well, allowing players to board enemy ships, and with the aid of their crew, battle their opposition for supremacy and seize their opponent’s ship and cargo.

More than a simple hack-and-slash combat system, players move and dodge around the battlefield, wielding a vast array of weapons: from rapiers and pikes to muskets and even bar-stools! Adopt an aggressive stance and unleash a powerful combination of attacks that send the enemy reeling back on his heels, or bide your time on defense and wait for the opportune moment to launch your fatal strike. With a focus on fast action, environmental interaction, swift dispatches of minor enemies, and lengthy duels against worthy adversaries, Pirates of the Burning Sea offers swashbuckling combat the likes of which have never been seen in an MMORPG!

On land, players will explore dense jungles, Aztec ruins, and pirate treasure caves in search of adventure, fame and fortune. Players can raid fortresses manned by dozens of soldiers and battle it out for the opportunity to hoist their flag above the citadel, or duel sneering spies in swashbuckling swordfights within elegant colonial mansions.

“We already brought intense real-time tactical ship combat to MMOs,” said Producer John Scott Tynes. “Now we’re bringing the same imagination to swordfighting, brawling, and musketry through the introduction of swashbuckling combat mechanics.”

By the time the game releases in June 2007, it will have been in development for almost five years and in beta testing for a year and a half, resulting in a title with polished, innovative game play, and rich content. Flying Lab is currently accepting beta applicants at

Key Game Features

  • Join forces with the Pirates, English, French, or Spanish
  • Traverse a world of over 100 PvP conquerable Caribbean ports
  • Explore the world and make a name for yourself via 1,000+ Missions
  • Completely player-driven, manufacturing-based supply-and-demand economy
  • Build, capture and customize over 50+ historical ships
  • Design your own personal flags and customized sail decals
  • Supports SoundBlaster X-Fi sound cards with 128 simultaneous audio channels for stunning battle effects
  • Award-winning graphics
  • Sound effects by Academy Award winner Richard King, of “Master and Commander” fame

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