The Pirate Queen explores the life of a legendary 19th-century pirate next month on Quest and PC VR.
Announced last spring, The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend comes from Singer Studios and won the Immersive Storyscapes Award during last year's Tribeca Festival. Directed by Eloise Singer, this narrative adventure game focused on puzzle solving and exploration stars Lucy Liu as Cheng Shih, who sailed the South China Sea with the Red Flag Fleet. Previously announced for February 2024, that's now arriving on March 7 in time for Women’s History Month.
"As a team, we were inspired by Cheng Shih's remarkable journey: she overcame adversity, defied gender norms, and ultimately rose to become one of the most formidable pirates in history" says Singer in a prepared statement.
For more details, here's the official story description:
The Pirate Queen is the forgotten story of Cheng Shih - a woman in 19th-century China who became one of the most powerful pirates in history. When the leader of the fleet dies suddenly, a widowed Cheng Shih faces the possibility of losing her status, security, and even her life. Players take on the identity of Cheng Shih to complete a series of puzzle-based tasks, outsmart enemies and become the Pirate Queen.
The Pirate Queen arrives on March 7 on the Meta Quest platform and SteamVR for $16.99 USD. Singer Studios also confirmed plans for a graphic novel, film and TV series.
Notice: This article was initially published on December 6, 2023. It was updated on February 15, 2024, adding the latest trailer and new release date.