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Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Mimimi Productions
Release Date: 2023

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'Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew' Is A Stealth Strategy Game Coming To PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC In 2023 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2023 @ 9:59 a.m. PST

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a stealth strategy game set during an alternate history of the Golden Age of Piracy, filled with magic, supernatural elements, and more exciting new features.

Ahoy, cursed pirate!

Welcome to the Lost Caribbean! In this stealth strategy game, join a ghost ship with a living soul and assemble a cursed pirate crew. Embrace magical powers to defy the menacing army of the Inquisition, who stands between you and the mysterious treasure of the legendary Captain Mordechai.

The Curse of Lost Souls haunts the mysterious island chain known as the Lost Caribbean, which is under the control of the terrible forces of the Inquisition. They despise all that is supernatural and use soul devouring fire to hunt cursed pirates like you!

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. 


"In our previous games of this genre (Desperados III or Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun), 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."

"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."

Key Features:

  • Assemble Your Cursed Pirate Crew: Embark on a journey with cursed pirate Afia and seek the legendary Black Pearls to revive a cursed crew of your own. Each of your eight shipmates is a playable character with an individual personality and armed with unique supernatural powers. Launch friend or foe with Gaëlle's magical cannon, use Mr. Mercury's soul anchor to open a magic portal or dash across spacetime for split second stealth attacks with Afia's mythical sword.
  • Outsmart Your Enemy: Pull-off an epic heist and salvage a mysterious treasure of otherworldly power to defy the army of the Inquisition. Infiltrate their fortresses. Sneak behind enemy lines. Cleverly combine the magical skills of your crew to take out a variety of enemies with carefully considered tactics. Feel like a brilliant mastermind when your plan clicks perfectly into place!
  • Your Ship, Your Home: Join The Red Marley, a ghost ship with a living soul. On deck, plan your next adventure or just hang out with your crew mates while they enjoy their un-life. Get to know these legendary cursed pirates of the Lost Caribbean. With individual character missions find out about their backstories, learn who they are and what led them on their cursed journeys.
  • Explore the Lost Caribbean: Go ashore a variety of exotic islands in the Lost Caribbean. From locales oozing with cursed soul magic to tropical beaches and lively pirate shanty towns: Every island is a unique hand-crafted sandbox where adventures await.
  • Play It Your Way: Freely select your crew members before embarking on each mission. Utilize their unique abilities to find new strategies against the forces of the Inquisition. Plot your own path to enter and exit each island, be stealthy or more head-on in your play style and use the environment to your advantage. It's your playground to experiment in!
  • Manipulate Time and Experiment: The powerful time-manipulating magic of your ghost ship is yours to wield. Pause time to consider your strategic choices or queue up multiple character actions. Capture a memory of every passing moment, to instantly return to if things go south. Change your approach and tactics to discover own unique solutions to each moment in the game – in your own time!

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is coming to PC (SteamEpic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 in 2023.


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