Imagine a time when might navies controlled the seven seas, ruthless pirates searched for hidden treasures and scholars argued that the Earth was round. Now, picture yourself as a young explorer on a mission that will carry you to the four corners of the globe. New Horizons is an adventure set upon the high seas. Each character you can play has a destiny to meet and will find the other playable characters in the story as during your magnificent quest.
The year 1522. The Age of Exploration. Six brave voyagers around the world are each about to begin a life of an adventurer. At the very beginning, they all seem to be very different. Ultimately, during the adventures in the distant corners of our small world, each character will become their true self, with kindness, humanity, extensive relations, and full of knowledge.
Will you travel to the undiscovered lands of Santo Domingo? Or explore the polar regions of our planet – the land of Antarctic and the northern ice-coast? Will you reach the fame Columbus had after his great journey to the west, into the waters of unknown? Will you beat the ultimate Spanish Armada fleet or become the worldwide-known nobility in European capital? Maybe, you’ll set up the borderless empire, uniting the whole world under the power of one monopoly?
It’s hard to predict where you’ll put you sails during the long trips and the voyages of discovery to the unknown coasts… But at least one thing is certain: this will be the unbelievable years of discovering the world, gathering knowledge, collecting the exotic items and sailing upon the high seas of our lonely planet called Earth.
During your quest, you will overcome every obstacle, staying on your path to glory, from fierce pirates to violent storms at the high seas. But it isn’t enough to complete your travel to the unknown. Not only ordinary and fairly predictable things, like pirate ships, are determined to keep you from your goal. There is a great deal of the unknown and undiscovered in our world. You might be convinced that Sirens are a myth… Until half of your crew will occasionally jump into the deep waters to find their death there, and following the magnificent song sounding from near rocks covered by a fog. Of course, there is no such creatures like Scilla or Haribdas, but who captured and killed all the crew aboard one of your ships last night, then it was very foggy, dark and silent?.. And who makes these strange sounds on the coast? Do you know for sure, that there is nothing but desert out there?
There will never be such obvious things as your “true enemy” or the friend you can always count on. Any man in this crazy world can be a hostile pirate, and eventually the sworn enemy of yours will help you to overcome yet another obstacle on your path to becoming a legend.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Boldly go where you haven’t been, and the valourous tales of your legacy will be kept in heart of those who hear of your adventures in years to come. And remember, if you should get shipwrecked, it’s always the skipper’s fault.
Now it’s up to you to guide them on the path to glory.