Today Mimimi Games Desperados III Y Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun fame announced another stealth strategy game, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew.
The game will be released in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game will be self-published directly by Mimimi Games.
The announcement was accompanied by a cinematic trailer and another showing off the first game with commentary from the developers. You can enjoy both below.
The game is set in the Lost Caribbean and includes supernatural and magical elements to spice things up compared to previous titles from the developer. The player is asked to join the crew of the Red Marley, a “living soul ghost ship” where they can plan the next mission.
You can then use the abilities of the cursed crew to wreak havoc on the (hopefully) unsuspecting soldiers of the Inquisition. Each pirate has unique abilities and we see three in action, Afia, Gaëlle and Mr. Mercury.
If you want to learn more, you can check out the game features directly from the press release.
- Let’s go full fantasy for the first time: In our previous games in this genre, player skills and other game mechanics were often limited by realistic environments. Now we have a fantasy setting with magic, talking ghost ships and cursed pirates with supernatural abilities. This gives us a lot of freedom to design crazy and meaningful new mechanics or change existing ones.
- “Quicksave and quickload” as part of the world and narration: Quick save and quick load mechanics have always been a big part of our games. But this time around, the game’s fantasy setting allows us to integrate this mechanic into the world and storytelling of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. Your ghost ship, The Red Marley, grants you the power to manipulate time. Pause to consider your strategic options, queue up multiple character actions, or capture a memory of each passing moment, to return instantly if things go wrong. Characters will even react when you use this feature. More importantly, it will play a big role in the main plot and overall narrative, but we’re saving this one for later.
- More freedom for players in a more dynamic and immersive sandbox: Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew gives players more freedom than ever before and allows for non-linear gameplay progression in a more dynamic sandbox environment. Your ship acts as a HUB, where you can plan your next adventures or just hang out with your crew. You can freely choose which mission to undertake or which island to set foot on next, once you have discovered them. You can select different entry and exit points before disembarking, as each island is a unique, handcrafted sandbox. Also, you can freely select your crew members before embarking on each mission. Use your abilities in different ways, be stealthy or more frontal in your play style. Players can truly carve their own path through the game while defining their play style with their own unique solutions.