Developed by Spanish studio Virtual Toys, Pirates: Treasure Hunter has started its Pre-Open Beta phase in South Korea under Netmarble. A pirate-themed MOBA, it is gaining popularity over there, as a slew of competitive and live events have started since months back. I have no idea how Netmarble and Virtual Toys found each other, but the 8 vs 8 format looks pretty interesting.
There are several modes, but the “Sudden Death” mode is the main map. All characters have ranged and melee weapons. Their unique skills define their roles, such as the tank, damage dealer, support etc. Players can even ride vehicles on both land and sea, and even even swing around the large map using hooks. NetEase is rumored to be unveiling the game soon for the China market.