If you're eager to get on a cruise but are currently land bound due to global restrictions, then fear no more, as Team 17's pirate RPG King of Seas is setting sail with a demo on Xbox from today.

Ahead of its launch next month on May 25, players will be able to get a taste of the seven seas, as they battle other nefarious pirates in ferocious sea battles. While the game mainly takes place on your trusty ship, you'll be able to find lost islands, treasures, and build up your ship in this procedurally generated world.

"King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. In a ferocious plot you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures. A universe full of amazing characters and breathtaking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates."

If you love the demo, you'll also be able to pre-order the game digitally from today via the Microsoft Store. It retails at £19.99 / $24.99, and will allow you to dive straight into the game as soon as it goes live. While we await an update from Ubisoft on the upcoming ambitious Skull & Bones, this could prove to be an excellent diversion in the meantime.

To access the demo, (we think) you need to head to the King of Seas game page on the Microsoft Store and download the free trial. We're assuming it's a time-limited demo, but no details on this have been provided ahead of time.

Will you be checking out the King of Seas demo? Let us know in the comments below.

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[source microsoft.com]