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Multiplayer pirate mayhem in Plunder Panic


There’s a new pirate game in town and we’re not talking about Skull and Bones for a change. This one is all about teaming up with friends locally or online and taking down rival pirate ships using any method you can think. Plunder Panic is out today on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, featuring cross play between platforms and PC.

Plunder Panic is an arcade co-op title for up to 12 players in total. Teams of up to six crewmates must turn the tide in their favour and defeat the opposing crew. They can utilise a variety of methods to ensure they’re the pirate crew that will be singing long into the night.

You can destroy enemy ships using either the cannon or by rowing a boat of explosives into their ship. You can arm your crewmates up with swords and attempt to kill the opposing captain. Or, you can do what a pirate does best and plunder all their treasure. As you can imagine with 12 pirates jumping all over the place and many objectives to keep an eye on, action is fast and frenetic to say the least! The launch trailer below will so you just how chaotic:

Plunder Panic also features cross generation play across Xbox devices, as well as cross platform play so you can team up with buddies on whatever console they are using. Don’t worry either if you cannot get a full crew of six, you can fill the empty spaces with AI opponents to do the dirty work for you.

Plunder Panic is on the Xbox Store now priced at £14.99. Grab some friends, some grog and some snacks high in vitamin C for the scurvy, and we’ll see you on the high seas. And stay tuned for our review coming soon!

Game description

Plunder Panic is a swashbuckling action–arcade game for up to 12 players where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas! Featuring both local and online play, work with your crew to plunder booty, defeat the enemy captain, or scuttle their ship. The first team to capture an objective wins, so be on the lookout for other sneaky pirates! Raise the Jolly Roger and dive into this blend of classic and modern games, where retro graphics and simple controls meet fast-paced, frantic arcade action. With multiple play modes, unique power-ups and game changing modify-arrs, there are hundreds of gameplay combinations guaranteed to shiver ye timbers! Plunder Panic features flexible team configurations, including local, online, and AI-controlled players. It’s time to assemble your crew, get all hands on deck, and send your scurvy competition to Davy Jones’ Locker!

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