Two Worlds creator takes over Raven's Cry development

Action-RPG Raven's Cry was to offer a grim, gritty, visceral, and so on take on pirates and their pirating ways, but development clearly went awry as it blew past its planned "late 2012" launch. Publisher TopWare today announced the game did indeed go wonky, but it's been handed to Two Worlds creator Reality Pump Studios, who is now on track to launch at the end of 2013. Reality Pump is sticking to the same story and tone original developer Octane Games established, but has wedged in a new open world and its renovations include a number of fan requests. "Sadly, production hasn't moved forward in the way we wanted, so we had to make the tough decision to hand it over to the veterans at Reality Pump," TopWare said. "The positive feedback we received at this year's Gamescom proved to us that we have made the right decision with this change." Raven's Cry is, or at least was, headed to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Here, check out how the game's looking now in these salty new screenshots:

Wheel hard to Reality Pump, ye scurvy seadogs