Mimimi Games is the developer behind Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and Desperados III, both of which are highly regarded stealth strategy titles. Now, the studio has announced its next project — Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew — which applies that same style of gameplay to the golden age of piracy.
Sailing the seas on a cursed ghost ship with a living soul, your pirate crew is hellbent on finding lost treasures that bestow great power. Of course, an army of soldiers stands between you and that treasure, and you'll need to use all your supernatural abilities to sneak by and/or take down enemies in your path.
The above trailer doesn't give much away in terms of gameplay, but if you've played one of Mimimi's games before, you'll know roughly what to expect. Here's a gameplay breakdown just in case:
Normally the game plays out in real time, but you can pause the action whenever you want. In this state, you can assess the map and queue up manoeuvres for all your crewmates, which will then be carried out simultaneously. If you mess up, you can use a magical time-rewind ability. Each character will of course have their own unique weapons and powers, which you can combine to great effect.
Mimimi has proven itself with the last couple of strategy games it's put out, so we have faith this one will be just as deep and interesting. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew arrives on PS5 this year.