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Haarlem, Netherlands – November 13, 2023 – Avast, ye scallywags! Iceberg Interactive is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated full release of Blazing Sails, the swashbuckling pirate battle royale developed by Get Up Games. Starting today, aspiring pirates and seasoned buccaneers can join the action on Steam and Epic Games Store, as we set sail into a new era of piracy. In honor of the release, Iceberg Interactive has chosen to keep the price at $14.99 along with extending a 35% discount for the launch week.
Blazing Sailsreleases the new Caraval ship into the treacherous waters of the Battle Royale mode, offering a thrilling experience like never before. Players can also choose to add some new limbs to their treasure chests when the Limbs of Lore DLC releases alongside the full launch.
In Blazing Sails, players will create their own unique ship and pirate, banding together with other players to command their mighty vessels. Navigating the high seas, they'll hunt for loot, resources, unique weapons, and ship upgrades, engaging in fierce naval combat to sink every other ship and emerge victorious.
Key Features of Blazing Sails:
Engage in dynamic swashbuckling battles on both land and sea.
Loot supplies, weapons, and upgrades from surrounding islands and swiftly return to your ship.
Customize your playstyle with a wide array of plundered weapons, from shoulder-cannons to the legendary life-stealing Sword of the Sea.
Show off your spoils with customizable ship parts, clothing, and accessories.
Unleash your inner pirate by sneaking aboard enemy ships to remove their cork and steal victory.
Respawn until your ship meets its watery grave, encouraging bold and aggressive gameplay.
Blazing Sails 1.0 brings a treasure chest full of enhancements and adventures, including an engine update to version 4.27, ensuring a smoother and more immersive gaming experience. The game now runs on EOS (Epic Online Services), unlocking new possibilities for the game with its matchmaking system and crossplay, setting the course for a bright and dynamic future. With new servers on Amazon's AWS infrastructure, players can navigate the treacherous waters with confidence.
New Experimental Game Mode – Gungame: Prepare to engage in an adrenaline-fueled showdown with a twist in our new and experimental game mode, "Gungame." It's a thrilling challenge that'll keep even the hardiest of pirates on their toes.
As we continue to fine-tune and enhance the game after the release, certain features such as the conquest game mode and 2-player ships have been temporarily disabled but will return in greater glory.
Stay anchored and keep a weather eye open for more updates to come, as the Blazing Sails journey has only just begun in this new era of piracy.
The Get Up Crew and Iceberg Interactive invite you to set sail and seize this golden opportunity on Steam and the Epic Games Store. Grab your cutlasses, raise the Jolly Roger, and let the adventure begin in Blazing Sails!
You can find the press kit for Blazing Sails here.
ABOUT GET UP GAMES Get Up Games is an independent game studio from Ghent, Belgium. By being gamers themselves, researching games, and modifying them, all 5 members are true experts in their craft. By combining know-how, technical skills, and creative thinking, Get Up Games is all about making long-lasting great gameplay that everyone can enjoy. To learn more, please visit Get Up Games.
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of game industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers worldwide, both midsize and indie. Known for many hit franchises, including Killing Floor 2, Maneater, and Circle Empires, the company has enjoyed recent success with PC titles such as Strange Horticulture, Blazing Sails, Chivalry 2, Land of the Vikings, Mahokenshi, Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, and King of Retail. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting games coming up, including Hellbreach: Vegas (PC), AirportSim (PC), and Minicology (PC). To learn more, please visit Iceberg Interactive.