Press release

Studio Witchstar announces Anchored Hearts, a swashbuckling rogue-like adventure coming to Steam in June 2024.

A pirate on the run, La Belladonna must escape imprisonment and prove her innocence in this roguelite adventure-meets-romance novel! Navigate wild waters, fight enemy ships, and decide to whom you’ll give your heart. Through narrative choices, unravel the truth and mystery behind your cursed fate!

Following on from their debut project, The Final Farewell, Studio Witchstar are proud to announce their second game, Anchored Hearts: A Tale of Destiny, coming June 2024. For those players who can’t wait to dive into this pirating adventure, Anchored Hearts: A Tale of Destiny will also demo as part of Steam Next Fest.

Meet a variety of intriguing characters as you play as Nova, a pirate on the run. Escaping prison, you can explore the world of Marestel and sail to the pirate haven of Libertown. As you sail the high seas, choose between real-time ship battles, random encounters and more! Earn notoriety on your adventure to unlock new boons to aid you on your swashbuckling adventure! Bring a cat on board, upgrade your crow’s nest and more to trick your enemies and bring victory to your vessel in battle.

Each successful victory brings you one step closer to learning the truth behind Nova’s imprisonment. As the story progresses, you will have the chance to steal not only gold, but also hearts - choosing whether to romance one, or both of your seaworthy companions.

Anchored Hearts: A Tale of Destiny is a game for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a pirate”, explains writer, Catherine McFall. “We wanted players to feel like they’ve escaped into an adventure. I loved writing about the world of Marestel - I hope players enjoy meeting the shady pirates and charming merchants of Libertown, as well as flirting with our two dashing love interests. The Lady Vengeance awaits your crew!”

  • A gripping narrative mystery
  • Romance multiple characters
  • Navigate a roguelite map
  • Engage in epic real-time ship battles
  • Buy or earn ship upgrades as you build notoriety
Anchored Hearts will be released on PC in June 2024. You can Wishlist it today:

About Studio Witchstar

Studio Witchstar is a Northern Irish indie studio, part of Lovewish, established with the aim of supporting early career individuals. As a small team of junior game developers, Witchstar excels at innovation and sparking new ideas. Earlier this year they released their first game, The Final Farewell, which is available to play on Steam.