We can't blame you if you've never heard of Raven's Cry
before. Here on TA, we've actually never covered it, and overall it's had a very quiet development process thus far. With the upcoming release of Risen 2: Dark Waters
, gamers will soon get their pirate fix, which is rare subject matter for the console. If you're looking for more sword-fighting, eye patches, and drunken singing, head to that shady bar downtown
you may have interest in Raven's Cry
tells a linear story of Christopher Raven, a boy traumatized by the death of his parents at the hands of a swashbuckler named Neville and his seedy gang of murderers, thieves, and convicts. Along with his parents' lives, Neville claimed the lives of the rest of his neighbors and chopped off Christopher's hand. (What would a pirate be without a hook for a hand?) Though it sounds a bit like the origin story for Batman, Raven's quest is less noble. He vows only for revenge.
The game is said to have combat similar to Fable
or Assassin's Creed
, as you may have noticed in the trailer. The action-adventure will span 17th century Caribbean locales as you traverse rich and poor sections of your homeland and even head into the jungle in search of Neville and the Devil's Tines. Player choices will also weigh heavily on the direction and outcome of the game, as it will utilize some form of a good-or-evil scale. The point of the game's story and atmosphere is not to paint pirates as silly, dancing, peg-legs, but rather as the historically accurate ruthless criminals they were.
Look for Raven's Cry
news soon, though no release date has been announced at this time.