By Eugene . April 19, 2014 . 5:00pm
Avast! Joining the crowded multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) market is Netmarble’s Pirates: Treasure Hunters. Aye! The game will be released in South Korea, as announced last November, by the Mystic Fighter publishers, but it might be a wee easier to get into as the game’s menus and such appear to also be all ready for an English release.
Except there’s no news of an English release just yet.
It really shouldn’t be a surprise that the developers behind the game are Spanish somehow, though. Spanish devs Virtual Toys have made this fast-paced MOBA title, and it appears that they aren’t trying to do a “me too” deal.
In addition to the standard MOBA rule of trying to push for each other’s treasure hoard, you’ll also be able to ride and take control of vehicles such as ships, buggies and so forth. Which spew ‘orrible, ‘orrible death on foes. Arr! [OK, that’s enough grog for ye. – Ishaan] Multiple heroes can jump onto vehicles, with one controlling the ride and others holding on to weapons or whatever the vehicles come with. Weapon fortifications also appear to be strewn about the map for players to take control of.
Pirates: Treasure Hunters also looks like it’s taking vertical movement quite seriously. It appears that heroes (or would it be better to call them blackguards?) such as Olivia Hummingbird or Buluc the Hunter are able to not just jump, but winch themselves to higher ground or even hide out in towers, which foes have to physically scale. It also follows characters more closely, instead of letting you flip around the minimap for a more focused sort of action. Oh, and it also seems the game is a seven-on-seven slugfest.
There also seems to be a decent crafting sub-component to the game, which offer both minor stat boosts and something else to add on to the layers.
Pirates: Treasure Hunters is set to come out in Korea first, though there’s no word on an English release just yet. We’ll keep you posted.