SUCCESS Corporation has revealed new information about Buccanyar, its new title. It is a naval tower offense, set in a world where humans and evolved animals join forces to explore the ocean in search of riches. The player will have to choose which of the three protagonists, each with their own set of skills, to control making her captain of their ship, and this choice will change the course of battles. In addition to the three human protagonists, the player will be in control of a crew of intelligent cats, who will manage the ship from top to bottom.
Buccanyar will have two game modes, closely linked to each other: the Travel Mode and the Port Mode. During the first, the very heart of the experience, the player will lead the crew on an adventure in the open sea, exploring islands, discovering new routes, facing menacing sea creatures and other ships, and gathering resources. The strength of these expeditions is represented by the procedural generation of the levels which, by mixing random elements together in an ever-changing way, promise to offer something new in each game. Returning to the port, on the other hand, he will be able to sell the treasures he has found and invest his wealth in improving his ship, adding ever more powerful weapons and recruiting new members for the crew. This mode also promises to be full of possibilities: the ship can be customized not only in terms of armaments, but also in terms of its aesthetic elements, such as hull and sails. As for the crew, the choice of participants offers a level of depth of its own: each cat has unique abilities, based on its breed and personality. It will be the captain’s job to recruit the most suitable elements to ensure that each expedition ends in the best way.
We conclude with some information on the fights: the battles will be managed semi-automatically, with the player who will take care of controlling the movement and direction of the ship, while the sailors assigned to each armament will attack the enemies according to the orders of the captain, who he will be able to choose commands such as ‘Concentrated Attack’ or ‘Suppressive Fire’. It is clear that the choice of engagement strategy will play a very important role in the success of the clashes.
Buccanyar will be playable atAkihabara Game Show on November 26, later to be released for PlayStation 4 e Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 20, 2023.