About the Game
You begin Pirates! as a small boy whose life is turned upside down when his family are kidnapped and enslaved by the evil Marquis of Montalban. The boy escapes capture, but his family are seemingly lost forever.
Many years later you find yourself on a treacherous voyage, at the mercy of the waves, storms and the slave-driving captain of the ship. Sick of the treatment they have recieved at the hands of their employer, the crew mutiny, and name you as their new captain.
Captain of a ship, and leader of a crew, you find yourself anchored outside a small town... a lifetime of adventure awaits you! But what will you do first? Pirates' open-world gameplay lets you do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it. Feel like hunting for treasure? A trip to the town's bar might get you the maps you need. Want to blast an enemy ship to smitherines? Load up the cannons and head out to sea!
You might want to track down your missing family. Rumour has it that the Marquis of Montalban is still out there...
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