Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life features a number of exciting crossovers with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Here are the top in-game cameos.
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life is the most recent DLC for the multiplayer action-adventure seafaring game. Launched June 22, the expansion represents a crossover story between Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Caribbean, bringing elements from the movie franchise and Disney ride into the setting of the game. Longtime fans of both Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Caribbean should be pleased with the crossover content in A Pirate’s Life, which features beloved characters and landmarks well-known to audiences.
Rare, the developer behind Sea of Thieves, worked directly with Disney to create the DLC’s cinematic narrative. In A Pirate’s Life, Jack Sparrow and his crew have sailed into the world of Sea of Thieves, where players must join with him to help save the realm from the likes of Davy Jones. The story is spread out across five episodes, called Tall Tales, each with their own unique narrative adventure within the larger game.
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As would be expected from a crossover gaming experience, Sea of Thieves: A Pirates Life features cameos to get players from both franchises excited, and Pirates of the Caribbean lore is woven heavily into the fabric of the narrative, which Rare estimates should last between 8-12 hours. While there are also new features that come along with the update, these were some of the best integrations of Pirates of the Caribbean content into the Sea of Thieves experience.
Best Sea Of Thieves And Pirates Of The Caribbean Cameos
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life opens with a beautiful combination of both the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and movie franchise. Players are immediately tasked by Tia Dalma, called the Castaway, to free a mysterious prisoner. Upon picking up a copy of Tall Tales Vol. 1, the first page shows a sketch of Jack Sparrow standing atop his mast, an image from the opening scenes of the first movie.
In a further homage to Pirates of the Caribbean roots, the story immediately transports players through a portal into a serene yet eerie scene sailing through ghastly green waters. It’s reminiscent of the start of Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean experience, complete with dialogue from the ride, warning that “dead men tell no tales” and to keep hands inside the boat. Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life also pulls from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, showing several rowboats of dead souls making their way to the afterlife.
The mysterious prisoner players have been tasked with freeing turns out to be none other than Jack Sparrow, entering the game in a scene reminiscent of his escape from the Port Royale jail in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. He becomes a near-constant companion during the rest of the Tall Tales. In the Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life’s narrative that follows, Jack Sparrow’s compass comes into play, a familiar sight for any Pirates of the Caribbean fan, and players also work to rescue Joshamee Gibbs, Anamaria, and the rest of the Black Pearl crew after embarking on a journey to free the Black Pearl herself from underwater depths.
Other familiar sights include the Flying Dutchman, the prison dog (more than once), Captain Barbossa, and even Commodore Norrington and Cutler Beckett – not to mention the ever-looming head of Davy Jones that threatens from the clouds. While characters and items from the film franchise abound, Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life never strays too far from the in-person Disney experience, with artwork throughout various areas evoking scenes from the ride.
Source: Rare (via Eurogamer)
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