Sea Of Thieves Cinematic Trailer Stars Sean Astin As A Pirate Museum Curator With Asthma

"Fame, fortune, scurvy--I wanted it all."

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Sea of Thieves is the next big game from Microsoft, and as such, the company is throwing a lot of marketing effort behind it. Today, Microsoft released a new trailer for the Xbox One and PC game featuring The Goonies, Rudy, and The Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin. The actor plays the curator of the "Museum of More Pirate." He wanted to be a pirate--"Fame, fortune, scurvy--I wanted it all," he says--but he has asthma so his dreams of swashbuckling adventures never worked out.

Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said Astin is a "perfect" fit for this Sea of Thieves cinematic trailer for a number of reasons, one of which was that The Goonies was in fact one of the early inspirations for the game overall. Greenberg also said Astin has a certain level of charm and enthusiasm that fits with the tone of the game.

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Now Playing: Sea Of Thieves Launch Livestream

This is the cinematic launch trailer for Sea of Thieves. The gameplay launch trailer was released last week, and it includes a tease of a mighty kraken.

Sea of Thieves launches on March 20 for Xbox One and PC. You can buy it outright for $60 on either system or get it on Xbox One with an Xbox Game Pass subscription ($10/month). Starting with Sea of Thieves, all of Microsoft's first-party games will launch into the Game Pass catalog, including the next Halo and Gears of War titles.

In other news, Microsoft has announced a promotion where you can get a free copy of Sea of Thieves when you buy a new Xbox One X. Additionally, you can check out this schedule to see when servers go live where you live, and find out what's in the game's cheeky day-one patch.

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