The Caribbean, in the turbulent 17th Century. The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. Players take on the role of a young sea captain whose only goal is to become the most powerful man in the New World. To achieve that goal, players may choose one of the two available campaigns: an Adventurer or a Trader?
If players chose the way of the Adventurer, lead an unforgiving campaign for the conquest of the seas: invasion, piracy, bounty hunting, raiding. The way of the Trader is, on the opposite, mostly about developing riches and economic power. To be the most powerful Trader of the New World, players have to create trade routes, build industries and develop the economy of the colonies. In Free Play mode, players can mix both of those in any way they want, letting them create their own unique and exciting story.