- Play “Shrouded Islands,” Sea of Thieves’ first narrative-driven Adventure, from February 17 to March 3.
- Meet the enigmatic Belle and investigate the mysterious fog covering Golden Sands Outpost in this time-limited event.
- Sea of Thieves is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.
Ready your crew and prepare to sail into the fog as our first brand new Adventure, ‘Shrouded Islands’, goes live in Sea of Thieves! Kicking off a new series of time-limited, narrative-focused events, this inaugural Adventure sees you searching for answers in the ethereal mist that now engulfs the ruined Golden Sands Outpost… and may be starting to spread.
As part of our push to make the Sea of Thieves a more dynamic place to explore, these Adventures won’t be replacing our Season-based method of delivering free, regular content updates but will run alongside them, offering a new Adventure roughly every month, each lasting for a minimum of two weeks. There’ll be secrets to discover, battles to fight, rewards to earn and a unique cinematic trailer to introduce each Adventure, laying out the stakes and preparing you for the events ahead.
The State of the Seas
As “Shrouded Islands” opens, a new threat encroaching upon Golden Sands Outpost, the sudden disappearance of Captain Flameheart from the skies and reported sightings of the mysterious Belle have caused a hubbub on the Sea of Thieves – with Larinna, leader of the Bilge Rats, keeping a watchful eye on these strange events. Whenever you’re looking to venture forth on an Adventure, Larinna should have a lead to help you get started and will even beckon you over if you approach the tavern.
If you’re a new player who doesn’t know their Captain Flameheart from their Pirate Lord, or if you’re just looking for a quick lore refresher before diving into “Shrouded Islands,” the official Sea of Thieves website will be posting a story primer before each Adventure to help get you up to speed. Should you need more information on how Adventures will work, or the other exciting additions we have lined up for this year, make sure you check out our recent 2022 Preview Event!
Ready to go? There’s no time like the present: cast off and start a new Sea of Thieves Adventure today in “Shrouded Islands.” Many more Adventures lie ahead in 2022, along with Mysteries and a story-focused Pirate Legend Voyage coming soon as part of Season Six. Happy sailing!
Find Out More
For more information on the latest Sea of Thieves update, including full release notes, visit the Sea of Thieves website. This update is available for free to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or via Steam, or players who have access to it with Xbox Game Pass. Simply download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to get access.
New to Sea of Thieves? Find out about the latest free content updates on our What’s New page and pick up some tips from our Pirate Academy, which provides invaluable information on topics ranging from sailing to swordplay as you prepare for your maiden voyage. Learn more about Sea of Thieves at www.xbox.com/seaofthieves or join the ongoing adventure at www.seaofthieves.com where you can embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities!
Sea of Thieves
Xbox Live Gold membership required to play on Xbox One; sold separately.
About the game
Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.
Whether you’re voyaging as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews in this shared world adventure – but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?
A vast open world
Explore a vast open world filled with unspoiled islands, sunken ships and mysterious artefacts. Take on quests to hunt for lost treasure, seek out cursed Skeleton Captains or gather valuable cargo for the Trading Companies. Go hunting and fishing or choose from hundreds of optional goals and side-quests.
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life
Play the Tall Tales to experience Sea of Thieves’ unique narrative-driven campaigns, and join forces with Captain Jack Sparrow in the newest original story that brings Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean sailing into Sea of Thieves. These immersive and cinematic quests provide around 30 hours of the ultimate pirate adventure.
On your journey to become a Pirate Legend you’ll amass loot, build a reputation and define a unique personal style with your hard-earned rewards. Adventurer. Explorer. Conqueror. What will your legend be?
A game that’s always growing
With five major expansions and almost a year’s worth of monthly updates, Sea of Thieves is a service-based game that is continually growing and evolving. Check back each month to see what new content has been added.
Update for Capcom Fighting Collection with More Features Available Now
Capcom Fighting Collection launched back in June and brought 10 classic fighting game titles to the modern era. We’ve heard your feedback regarding the collection and are publishing an update featuring a slew of changes to Capcom Fighting Collection!
As a quick recap, Capcom Fighting Collection contains all five games in the Darkstalkers series, Red Earth, Cyberbots, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, and Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix. Some of the major features at launch were the ability to play online for all games, Training Mode for nine of the games, the ability to quick save, display filters, an expansive museum featuring over 500 pieces of art, and much more.
Now that we’re all caught up, let’s go over a few highlights of this update that the trailer showcased above.
Color Blind Accessibility Option (Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo)
Due to community feedback, there are now new gem options you can select to more easily tell which gems are on screen. We hope this new accessibility option can help more people play Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
For players who want to understand these classic fighting games in more detail, this feature will allow them to be more precise with their training. (Note: This feature isn’t available for Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.)
New Smooth Filter
A new filter will be added that smooths out the pixels and results in a more modern look for each of the games in the collection. Try it out when the update drops!
Dark Force in Training Mode (Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Vampire Savior 2, Vampire Hunter 2)
Dark Force is a mechanic in the Darkstalkers games that highlights each character’s uniqueness. Examples include Morrigan’s Darkness Illusion or Felicia’s Kitty Helper. With this update, players can now access Dark Force in Training Mode without any time limit.
Online Opponents Latency Now Viewable
Searching for the perfect match with the best connection? You can now view a potential opponent’s latency to see if the match will be smooth.
Online Play Input Delay Setting
To further improve the quality of your matches, there is now a setting to adjust input delay before a match begins.
Here are a few patch notes for this update that will improve your overall experience with Capcom Fighting Collection, whether that is through more gameplay options, accessibility, or quality of life improvements.
- Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix – In Training Mode, you can select the gem levels
- Red Earth – Can now select bonus stages
- Red Earth – Additional Training Mode options for player level
- Ability to cancel when players are waiting to be matched up
- Players who don’t decide to rematch will immediately cancel
- Improved clarity on photosensitivity options
- Parameters for matchmaking are adjusted. Settings are now more flexible and matchmaking is easier
- Number of rematches can now reach 10
- Players can shuffle images within the Museum
- Various text and graphical updates
As you can see, the team has worked hard to update Capcom Fighting Collection, so we hope you enjoy it! This update is now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Capcom Fighting Collection
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Ten of Capcom’s most popular arcade games in one epic collection!
A wide variety of titles are included from iconic series such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, Cyberbots, and the first home console port of Red Earth! And of course, all titles support online play! This is the perfect collection for both arcade veterans who remember the titles, and those who want to get into them for the first time!
■ Fully-featured online modes
Players can aim to top the global leaderboards in ranked matches, or create a lobby with friends for casual games or just spectate some exciting matches.
Supported with a robust Rollback netcode which offers a stable and smooth online experience.
■ First-timers welcome
Beginner-friendly features such as training mode and one-button special move control options are included. You can also save and load any time for a quick do-over!
■ Additional content: The Museum
This archive features more than 500 illustrations and development materials across the 10 included titles. It also includes concept art that has never been shown to the public before, and behind-the-scenes materials that give a glimpse into the development process. Not only that, you can listen to over 400 music tracks recorded from the arcade versions of each title.
Included game titles (Japanese and English versions selectable for most titles *1)
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
(*1 Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire are Japanese versions only)
Early purchasers will get the following bonus content. Enjoy additional original content created by some great artists!
Museum Bonus Content
Each will be downloaded to the in-game “Museum”.
5 exclusive new illustrations by:
18 remixed music tracks by:
CAP-JAMS (8 tracks)
Knxwledge (6 tracks)
Mndsgn (1 track)
KEIZOmachine! (1 track)
Olive Oil (1 track)
Matt Cab (1 track)
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Three Wonders
As a bonus title, get Three Wonders for the second Capcom Arcade Stadium title, featuring a recreated arcade full of authentic cabinets to play. Coming soon with a new lineup of masterpieces!
*It is required to download “Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium” (free download) in order to access Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Three Wonders.
*Players can get this bonus content if they purchase before September 30, 2022 23:59 PT.
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium rated TEEN with Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence / In-Game Purchases
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