The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend Features Hollywood Star Lucy Liu

Singer Studios, the British production team behind VR projects like Mrs Benz has revealed that Hollywood star Lucy Liu will executive produce and voice their next project. Called The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend, it’ll premiere at the Tribeca Festival later this month.

Liu the Pirate Queen herself as the game explores the life and times of the real-life Cheng Shih. She was the most successful pirate in history. From humble beginnings, Shih went onto command a fleet of 70,000 across the South China Sea in the 19th century. 

“I’m really excited to be working alongside Eloise to bring new life to a forgotten story about Cheng Shih – a fascinating woman, who with incredible resilience and tenacity, became a powerful pirate leader during the Qing Dynasty,” said Liu in a statement. “This project marks the first time I embody a character through immersive storytelling and I’m honoured to join forces with Singer Studios to share this historical narrative with a potentially new and expanded audience.”

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The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend

Due for release on Quest 2 and PC VR headsets via Steam. The videogame combines a rich narrative with interactive gameplay. The studio meticulously researched Cheng Shih’s story for The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend. It will take players on a historically accurate adventure whilst exploring themes of female empowerment and diversity.

“Lucy is a formidable talent, her performance as the voice of the Pirate Queen is truly exceptional,” said director, Eloise Singer. “It was a pleasure working with her to bring the character to life. Her ability to convey depth and nuance into the character have added layers of complexity to Cheng Shih’s personality, making the Pirate Queen a truly compelling and memorable character.”

The gameplay has been entirely tailored to VR, with plenty of physical activities including throwing, climbing, rowing, and fishing. Additionally, whilst exploring the South China Sea there will also be plenty of environmental puzzles to solve.

The Tribeca Festival premiere will showcase the first three levels from The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend. Singer Studios plans on releasing the game in early 2024.

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