The long-awaited Skull & Bones made a return today at the Ubisoft Forward 2023 Showcase, but unfortunately we still don't have a release date - but we do at least have news about an upcoming closed beta!

The beta will take place between August 25th and August 28th, and you can register now on the Ubisoft website.

Today's announcement was accompanied by a Sea Shanty video, which you can watch up above. As soon as we have more news about the game's official launch, we'll let you know - it's expected to release at some point before April 2024.

"Enter the perilous paradise of Skull and Bones, as you overcome the odds and rise from an outcast to become an infamous pirate. Assemble your very own formidable fleet and use it to build your empire in a visceral world that introduces new challenges, stories and features every season.

Gather resources, craft tools and weapons, build your ships and grow your infamy. From the Coasts of Africa to the tropical islands of the East Indies, establish your pirate network and build your own empire on your journey to dominate the Indian Ocean."

Hoping to take part in the Skull & Bones beta this August? Tell us down in the comments.