Plunder is a real-time multiplayer strategy game that puts players in command of a pirate ship with the goal of destroying your enemies, and capturing towns for your pirate faction.
“With Certain Affinity at the helm of the Xbox LIVE Arcade multiplayer functionality, Plunder has the makings to be an instant classic for the downloadable games market,” said Nique Fajors, Vice President of Marketing at Capcom Entertainment. “Plunder will engross players with its intuitive online multiplayer gameplay, captivating replayability, and a planned price point that will be lower than most MMO’s monthly dues.”
“Plunder goes beyond the next generation, from 3D to 6D, with cutting-edge hex-based environments that make traditional 3D games weak,” said Max Hoberman, President of Certain Affinity and former Lead Multiplayer Designer for Halo 2 and Halo 3. “If you only get to try one downloadable pirate Action / RTS this summer, check out Plunder.”
Set in a swashbuckling pirate era, Plunder is a casual real-time strategy game that transports players to the turbulent seas of perilous pirates and booty. Players team up with other online players or AI-controlled pirate ships to raid villages, sink merchant ships, seize towns and steal gold, all for the goal of upgrading and customising your pirate ship and sending your foes to the briny deep. Players will also be able to test their strategic skills against 25 unique challenges and seven of the most devious Pirate Alliances on the high seas.
Plunder also enables up to four players to connect on a single console or up to eight players over LAN or internet to join in on the pillaging fun as you build your notoriety amongst the community and fight your way up the leader boards. Players can also master 25 multiplayer maps or create their own and share them with their friends.
Plunder is currently scheduled for release this summer.