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Raven's Cry: Debut Gameplay Trailer

Raven's Cry: Debut Gameplay Trailer

Need a new tale of piracy on top of Risen 2? TopWare Interactive and Octane Games are bringing a new dark adventure set in the 17th Century Caribbean. Announced a while ago, the game finally gets its first gameplay trailer. It's developed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and will release in late 2012.


Game Info
The dark, ominous objects were barely discernible against the angry Caribbean sea, but Christopher’s eyes were young and keen and spotted them with ease. As the ships drew closer the threat became clear. “Pirates!” Christopher’s father cried, but these were no common rovers. The impending doom creeping toward the misty isle of Inez Sound was none other than the Devil’s Tines, a notoriously bloodthirsty fleet of murderers, convicts and deserters. The pirates raised the lonely village, leaving only one alive- the boy Christopher Raven, who had been maimed and left with only one hand along with a burning hatred for the men responsible for slaying his kin.
Gameplay

Raven’s Cry is a dark action-adventure that will challenge the image of pirates in popular culture. Game events are seamlessly interwoven with historical ones to create an authentic, thrilling narrative. The game begins when Christopher Raven embarks on his vengeful quest to track down and kill the men who murdered his family.

Raven’s Cry thoroughly immerses players in a lavishly detailed world rich with treachery and adventure. The sinister beauty of the 17th Century Caribbean is revealed in the rolling emerald waves and their secrets, kept far beneath; in the dark alleys and curved, cobbled roads, all teeming with murderous miscreants and loudly drunken braves, the prophets of the bottle, the blade, and the flintlock gun. The historically accurate architecture and in-game events will flavor the three major cities found in Raven’s Cry with the atmosphere players crave, as they traverse from the unsavory pirate holdfast of Port Royal to the elegant avenues of luscious Havana, to a lost Aztec City deep in the jungles of the Spanish Main.

Features

- Action adventure set in a dark re-imagining of the pirate-plagued Caribbean.
- Engage in fiercely tactical melee combat with an historical, authentic pirate-hunting arsenal.
- Player choice will have grave consequences on the outcome of the story- will you become a righteous seeker of renegade justice, or a conscienceless man whose ends justify his means?
- Utilize special combat abilities like Fear Power and cursed Voodoo Charms to overcome and dominate your foes.
- Challenge a memorable cast of villains to brutal, heart-pounding duels to the death as you seek your vengeance.

Gameplay Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2012-05-01 21:24:07
we have a HOOK?!

what happened to ihat piraty god of war alike "Captain Blood"? It looked pretty good at the time.
Commented on 2012-05-01 21:40:46
So gonna flop. Missed the PotC/jack sparrow fad by almost 5 years....lol
Commented on 2012-05-01 22:10:49
hmm the gameplay doesn't look good at all
Commented on 2012-05-01 22:38:44
Graphically, it looks delicious; looks like what I'd hoped that Risen 2 looked like. But the combat gameplay . . . that looks broken, like it needs another year of development to actually fix it.

I really hate seeing games get this close to actually being good product, only to blow it in the 11th hour; usually either due to lack of development time, and/or lack of funding to take it to the next level. And lets face it, after zombies, and ninjas, the world really needs a really good action pirate videogame.

Perhaps we will get lucky next-gen, and Rockstar San Diego (of Red Dead Redemption fame), will do a game on the high seas with pirates. In my mind, that would be like a dream game come true, and very likely the definitive pirate game that all others (in this tiny sub-genre) would aspire to.
Commented on 2012-05-02 20:26:16
What Risen 2 should have been.
Commented on 2012-05-12 13:38:37
Risen 2 looks better than this game... Plus it sounds like a copy of it... This will fail.

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