Independent developer Will Winn Games announced today at PAX West 2022 that its 6v6 pirate-themed multiplayer arcade game, Plunder Panic, sets sail for launch on September 16th, 2022 — on Windows PC/Mac, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Steam Deck with full cross-platform play!
To celebrate the launch date, a Plunder Panic tournament begins tonight between 8 pm and 10 pm PST during PAX West, in the PC Room on Level 3 of the Annex, and will be freely available to play at the show on all PAX PC Freeplay stations.
Inspired by classic SNES games, Plunder Panic blends retro graphics, arcadey action, and a boatload of online (and offline) gameplay modes and options to shiver even the most hardened pirates’ timbers. Two teams of up to six players must go all hands on deck and face off against each other, utilizing a variety of weapons, enchanted items, and power-ups. In addition to matchmaking online, players can play together locally with as many controllers supported on their respective platforms. Cross-play also enables online matchmaking across all versions of the game.
In Plunder Panic, quick, round-based matches begin as rival teams anchor their ships on the same island. Only the scurviest dogs will prevail once the action starts. Victory becomes within reach if the rival team loses either too much of their gold, their ship gets scuttled, or if their precious captain takes a trip to Davy Jones’ locker. It’s up to teams to decide on an offensive or defensive approach!