Aspiring pirates can look forward to sailing the high seas this fall when Hitcents, in partnership with Studio Eres, brings Don't Sink to the Switch eShop.

This colourful looking pixel title is described as a "sandbox-adventure-pirate-RPG" drawing inspiration from classic video games such as Sid Meier's Pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean (the 2003 game based on the movie of the same name).

Players will explore a massive open world filled with unique landscapes and islands while conversing with the people that live on each island. The sea, as always, is dangerous. As you travel, you'll need to deal with illness among your crew, management of supplies and most importantly, keeping your ship afloat.

The game is touted as being easy to learn but hard to manage due to the numerous events only the most experienced swashbuckler will be ready for. There are also cutscenes, promising to add more life to the world.

Here are the exact features direct from the Steam page:

  • Sailing between islands is necessary to expand your control over the world and to increase your reputation
  • Tending to the morale, hunger, and thirst of your crew will require you to maintain a supply of food/water and consider whether or not rationing food is required during long journeys
  • Governing islands you've conquered is a difficult responsibility as you will need to solve economic issues before they get out of hand
  • Purchase larger ships as you fight your way through the sea. Famously powerful vessels such as the Galleon and Man of War are but a few of the available ships

Would you like to live out a pirate's life on your Switch? Does this game sound interesting to you? Tell us in the comments.

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