Since its reveal at E3 2015, Sea of Thieves promised players an open and dynamic world to live out pirate fantasies of treasure hunting, drinking, and ship battling. The recent closed beta test gave fans a small taste of what to expect, though many were looking for more things to do in the world outside of sailing and finding treasure. While the full game promises to have more content, one aspect that Rare has been particularly tight-lipped about is the massive, ship destroying creature known as the Kraken.
Over on the 81st page of an original Sea of Thieves Closed Beta forum thread, the user known as Pelochoman managed to track down images of the terrifyingly elusive beast. The screenshots do a good job of showing just how big the creature is as the tentacles are fairly visible in the distance as well as quite large when the ship is close enough to be attacked. Another screenshot shows the ship being squeezed by the creature, while another tentacle shoots up through the water with what appears to be a spiked mouth of some sort. What isn’t detailed in these images, however, is just how massive the entire creature is as only the arms and tentacles can be seen, not the actual body of the beast.
Stories of the Kraken have existed as far back as E3 2016, but so far Rare has mostly managed to keep it hidden from the public. Alongside the dynamic storms that can hit players at any time, the Kraken is less of a boss and more of a thing in the game that can appear out of nowhere. The first sign of a Kraken is an inky mess in the water, but when and how it strikes is designed to be different each time and highly replayable. Unfortunately for players, it won’t be easy as the creature is capable of picking up and tossing players in addition to damaging a ship or completely wrapping it up. Players may even find the destroyed remains of ships as well, presenting an opportunity to loot valuable chests.
The promise of a mythical creature lurking somewhere out in the massive, sprawling ocean of Sea of Thieves, capable of pulling down boats is no doubt a thrilling prospect for many players. While the closed beta seems to have held a lot of content back, another recent datamine seems to indicate that the full game will have plenty more for prospective pirates to do. While new factions have already been revealed, new information reveals that the game will contain plenty of animals as well as a wider variety of creatures and enemies to fight. Players will likely be able to customize their ships with new flags, sails, and much more, as well as find new weapons, instruments, and food as well.
Sea of Thieves will release on March 20, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10.
Source: Resetera (via 4Chan)