Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale out on most platforms January 19, 2023 – just not on Switch yet

The upcoming turn-based strategy adventure game Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale got a release date today, with the game coming out on most major platforms.

That Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale release date is January 19, 2023, on almost every major platform — PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC — just not yet on Switch.



The game’s release was announced today by developer Gaming Minds Studios, along with German publisher Kalypso Media.

Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale is a single-player game that follows a pirate captain as he takes command of a fleet of pirate ships and heads off to strike the Caribbean. After all, there must be a heckuva lot of gold and other treasure there right?

But, you will have to work hard to not only command your crews, but also make sure you are so successful at both pirating and upgrading your ships, that crews are happy at all times or mutiny may just ensue.

 

Kalypso Media has this to say about the feature-packed strategy game:

Become the pirate of all pirates

You are not born a great pirate, but we give you the tools to make you THE great pirate. Customize your own Flag under which your fleet will sail. As you gain experience, your notoriety and skills will improve. Roleplay with more than 35 distinct pirate’s skills on your way to claim your pirate throne.

Raid and voyage the Caribbean seas

The Caribbean of the 17th century is dominated by the four colonial powers of the Old World.
Being a pirate is not your fault, but it is your responsibility! Take action to relieve the Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonies from their burden of drowning in riches. But be wary! Unless you are sure you are the biggest fish in the sea, don’t venture out too early or too far from your trusted hometown port.

Engage in tactical naval battles

A ship is safe in a harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for. Fight in tactical turn-based naval battles on a hexagonal grid of epic proportions. Use your wits when raiding a convoy or a settlement. Victory is determined by a clever combination of your ship’s distinct armament with the varying and rough conditions of the sea.

Upgrade your fleet

It is your job to maintain and upkeep a formidable fleet before facing the cannon hail of those mighty warships lurking in the seas. Combining distinct upgrades of your ship’s basic gear, such as weaponry, hull, mast, or figurehead allows for more than 360 unique loadouts.

Meet your crew’s needs

As an elected captain of the ship, it is your responsibility to split the spoils and riches with your crew. Agreeing on so-called ‘articles of capture’ clearly define the objectives you embark on before leaving port.

Remember the whispers of mutiny below the decks can lead to nasty outcome. After all, you are an elected captain and not placed by the grace of the Lord.

Parlay with infamous pirate legends

On your journey to become the most fearsome, most glorious pirate captain, you will have the opportunity to get to know several historic pirates. Choose your foes and companions wisely…

Command historical ships

Featuring 18 unique types of ships such as Ship of the Line, Frigate, War Galleon and many more.

Drown in quests

Sink more than 25 hours into stories set in the Golden Age of Piracy. The world is your oyster after all. Governors and fellow pirate companion provide you with valuable questlines where a few doubloons can be made.

Don’t forget to seek out the local tavern and eavesdrop on the latest rumors. A bottle of rum loosens the tongue, showing the way to treasures otherwise hidden…

Mark your calendars for Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale out on most platforms January 19, 2023, and we’ll let you know when its Switch release is on the way.

Then watch the just-released ship customization video below, and you will see how things like improved cannons, strengthening your ship’s hull, upgrading cabins, and, of course, having a distinctive looking pirate ship can be huge pluses out on the high seas.

 

Michelle Topham