Tempest this Month

Developer Lion's Shade and publisher HeroCraft announce they will unleash Tempest on August 22nd. This follows eight months of early access for their seafaring RPG for Windows and OS X. The official trailer and gameplay trailer show this looks more like The Tempest than Tempest, though it bears no direct relation to either. Here's what this will offer:
Hire your crew and level them up by completing quests and missions to create the most fearsome cutthroats on the high seas and then use them to board and capture other vessels. Choose from an array of weapons suitable for every type of sea battle including cannons, mortars and flamethrowers. Discover and unleash powerful artefacts such as mystical crystals to escape the enemy’s cannonballs, bring down meteorites from the heavens on to your rivals or summon a giant octopus to your aid.

With over 100 single-player quests to complete, a multiplayer mode for three players in both co-op and PvP and a vast open world to explore, Tempest truly allows you to choose how ruthless and cut-throat a pirate you want to be!