Game news Skull and Bones: Release date, pre-order bonus… leaks are increasing for Ubisoft’s piracy game
Long very discreet and repeatedly pushed back, Skull and Bones seems to be approaching the end of the tunnel. After many testimonies indicating that the developers had difficulty finding the direction to give to the game, the production of Ubisoft seems before all sails out towards our consoles and our PCs.
A release date discovered thanks to datamining?
In the spring, Ubisoft turned the light on Skull and Bones back on, saying we had to to listen because information on the title would be “soon” revealed. We are still waiting, but things seem to be getting much clearer. About ten days ago, Skull & Bones was rated in Brazil, then Australia. In general, this is a sign of a production that is coming to an end, at least according to the current production schedule.
Then it was in North America that the title reappeared, since it has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB, the equivalent of our PEGI. Added to all this is information from various insiders, including Tom Henderson. According to him, Skull & Bones would be presented in detail at the very beginning of July, probably with a release date. Today it’s Lumia Updatesa Twitter account specializing in Microsoft Store datamining, which claims to have discovered release date of Skull & Bones as well as the list of pre-order bonuses.
Skull and Bones: 2022-11-08
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) June 28, 2022
According to the allegedly recovered data, Ubisoft reportedly planning to release Skull & Bones on November 8 ! A date validated in the comments by Tom Henderson himself, which gives a good credibility to information.
Pre-order bonuses among the information collected
In addition to this, pre-order bonuses would be known. We talk in particular additional missions (Bloody Bones’ Legacy Mission, Ashen Corsair Mission), an artbook and the soundtrack in digital format, a Smuggler Pass Token, and a “premium” bonus pack. As a reminder, Skull & Bones was given a description during its evaluation by the ESRB. A description that tells us this:
It is a naval combat action game in which players assume the role of a shipwrecked outcast on their way to becoming a pirate captain. As players take on missions, they can explore settlements and engage in spectacular sea battles. From a first-person perspective, players command their crew to fire cannons at rivals (e.g. warships, merchant ships, settlements/forts) in an attempt to obtain loot/forts. goods. Enemy ships can be rammed and boarded (…)
Combat is highlighted with gunfire/cannon fire, explosions, and blood splatter effects. Some territories depict corpses impaled on spikes or suspended from nooses; the beaches may depict dead bodies and large bloodstains in the aftermath of battle. Settlements sometimes contain brothels and prostitutes who call out to players when approached… Players can also engage in quests to bring poppies to opium dens, which are depicted with customers lying on sofas smoking pipes. (…)
In view of the multiplication of leaks, the evaluation of the game in several countries, and Ubisoft’s spring declarations concerning Skull & Bones, the probability that all this will become official soon is very high. Nevertheless, until then, let’s be careful to all of this information.