Pirates of Black Cove is an action/role-plying/strategy game set in the Caribbean of the 16th century.
Your task in Pirates of Black Cove is to become the 'King of the Pirates'. The gameplay will revolve around light-RPG style questing, which you do to increase your standing among pirates, and real time casual naval battles. You will have to manage your Stronghold, which adds a kind of Sim City layer to the game. There will also be land-lubber Diablo-style combat amongst the coastal towns.
The mix of gameplay is what makes Pirates of Black Cove most interesting, and it's fun cartoon style graphics also look really good. The game is set in an open world, which gives you lots of opportunity to find side missions and play the game your own way. The biggest fear for Pirates of Black Cove is that it's too generic, and lacking in a strong enough storyline to keep players interested.
Pirates of Black Cove is shaping up to be an interesting mix of gameplay styles, and looks ideal for casual gamers.