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'Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands' preorders are now open, new gameplay overview released

What you need to know

  • Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an open world exploration game.
  • It's been developed by Lemonbomb Entertainment and is being published by Merge Games.
  • There's a new developer overview video, which goes over the gameplay and mechanics of the game.
  • You can preorder the game from the Microsoft Store for $22 (opens in new tab).

Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an upcoming survival game that sees you stranded amidst mysterious islands. You'll have to survive while trying to uncover the secrets of your surroundings. You can check out the new developer overview of the gameplay in the video below:

From farming crops and fishing to exploring the islands for resources, you'll have plenty of options for staying alive and gathering your scattered crew. You can also cook plentiful amounts of food and discover new recipes, while building your camp up into something resembling a homestead. The cute nature of the game doesn't mean there aren't threats however, as you will have to fight off different foes lurking around the islands.

Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands is set to release on October 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. There's a discount of 15% for anyone who preorders the game and preorders are open right now on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you're on PC, you can try out the prologue for free, which you can download here.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.