Last summer, we shared the news that Italian developer 3DClouds was working on a brand new pirate-based RPG called King of Seas. The announcement went down a treat, and while the new title missed its initial 2020 release window, a new partnership means the game's in very good hands.

Today, the developer has announced that it has signed a publishing deal with UK studio Team17, with plans now in place to launch the game across Switch and other platforms in May 2021. 3DClouds says the new deal will "provide additional resources for the team to work on enhancing the gameplay quality as well as implement further languages into the game."

Francesco Bruschi, CEO of 3DClouds, has shared the following in a press release:

"We are extremely happy and proud about this collaboration with Team17. It’s a fantastic opportunity for 3DClouds and, especially, for King of Seas, which will reach new levels of quality and an even wider audience. We look to the future with renewed optimism, confident that we can continue to work with Team17 for a long period of time."

If you need a quick catch up on the game itself, here's an official overview. It'll launch on Switch this May for £24.99 / €24.99 / $24.99 / $39.99AUS:

King of Seas is an action role-playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. In a ferocious plot, you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures. A universe full of amazing characters and breathtaking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates.

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