Sword of the Cult Press Release 

Tuesday 30th July 2019 

Fireblade Software unveils Sword of the Cult, a major update for Abandon Ship alongside blow-out sale before price increase.

In the update, Captains will play a new campaign where they control a betrayed Cultist hell-bent on revenge on the ‘Severed One’ (the protagonist from the main story). As they carry out Father’s Will, they will rise through the ranks, until gaining command of the ultimate weapon: the Kraken.
Alongside this, the main story has been extended to bring it in line with the world-changing conclusion of the Sword of the Cult campaign
Captains can also venture into three new regions:
 – The Northern Remnants, the only area to thrive beyond the Fall – until an earth-shattering earthquake destroyed much of the region. It is home to Pirates and the Cult, now.
– Land’s End, home of the Redoubt. This is the region the Cult take over in the new campaign – by the time it’s accessible in the main story, the Cult have already achieved dominance – but that doesn’t mean you can’t hamper their efforts by destroying their fortresses and desecrating their shrines.
– The Wild Sea. Battered by incessant gales, in combat the winds will damage mast sections at their height, as well as risking sending crew overboard. In exploration huge water spouts must be avoided, else they risk damaging your vessel. Captain’s brave enough to venture into the furthest extremes may not like what lies at the worlds edge.
In keeping with previous updates, these areas are filled with unique islands and quests, some with lasting consequences on the environment.
Will you carry out the Necromancers will, and penetrate the walls of the Cofferdam City?
Meeting a familiar face from the combat campaign, will you help an ambitious and ruthless Captain take over the Skin Merchants gang?
Many more weird, wonderful and grim stories lie out there, waiting to be discovered.
For the details on these and all the other exciting additions, head to the Community Announcements page on Steam:




As the team prepare for full release this Autumn, Abandon Ship will increase it’s price by $5 from 1st August. Before this, the game will have a 48 hour discount as part of the Steam Daily Deal scheme. This will be the largest reduction to date: 40%. The game will not be this cheap again for a very long time, so now is the ideal time to jump in!
The full details of the price increase can be found here:





About Abandon Ship

Abandon Ship is a PC game where you take command of an ‘Age of Sail’ ship and her crew, exploring a vast, story-filled world that reacts to your decisions. Engage enemy vessels, fortifications and sea monsters in brutal tactical combat, all framed in an art style inspired by classic Naval Oil Paintings..


The Press Kit contains more information and newly released screenshots:
Abandon Ship is available now on Steam:
The game’s website includes further details plus links to social media. By signing up to the newsletter then your name will appear in the game as a randomly generated crew member.



To learn more, or ask any questions, please contact:

Gary Burchell
Team Lead