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Rare gives us a quick glimpse of Sea of Thieves' Kraken

After a few rounds of betas and stress tests, open-world pirate game Sea of Thieves arrives next week, and today we got a quick peek at its mysterious boss monster. Signing off a livestream on Twitch, developer Rare showed a quick montage of video clips: pirates, pigs, ships, and that ominous skull cloud that marks skeleton forts.

At the end, though, was a surprise: a glimpse of the fabled Kraken—or at least a part of it. One massive tentacle rears out of the water, looking nearly as tall as a ship's mast. Presumably, it's got a lot more tentacles where that came from.

Have a quick—a very quick—look below for yourself.

As for where in the game we'll encounter this Kraken (in the sea, we're guessing) and how we'll defeat it (it may involve a heck of a lot of cannonballs), we'll find out when the game launches on March 20.

Christopher Livingston

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.