Ubisoft's gritty pirate adventure 'Skull and Bones' gets two new trailers

Ubisoft took to the stage during its E3 2018 press conference to show off a fresh look at Skull and Bones, the publisher's upcoming pirate adventure. The two trailers show off a cinematic look at some of the game's backstory, along with some explosive ship-on-ship gameplay.

Ubisoft initially set the stage for Skull and Bones with its reveal at E3 2017, saying it was inspired by the same tech that powered 2014's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. The game pits players against one another on the high seas, with a heavy emphasis on stealth, gathering loot, and blowing the heck out of enemy ships.

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One look at the game will draw to mind Rare's Sea of Thieves, but Ubisoft is applying a much darker tone to Skull and Bones. The combat also looks a lot more hectic that what you'll encounter in Rare's more charming approach to the pirate genre.