It seems Jack Keane has been adrift for a while now, anxiously awaiting a place to land. The swashbuckling adventure from Deck13 has been released in German speaking territories and is available in English for download, but no recent word had been revealed for a boxed release of the game. Today, however, Kalypso Media UK has announced an agreement with 10tacle to distribute the game in the UK and various worldwide territories in March 2008.
In Jack Keane, the titular captain sets sail on a simple escort misson in the early colonial period, required to drop off a secret agent on a mysterious island. Simple, that is, until he crashes his ship and discovered the island is home to a mad scientist commanding an army of trained apes for nefarious purposes.
Jack Keane represents the second foray into the genre for Kalypso, as the fledgling publisher also announced recently that it will be publishing the new installment of the AGON series in the UK. For Jack Keane, the agreement between 10tacle and Kalypso extends beyond the UK to the Nordic region, Middle East, Far East, South Africa, and Australasia.
For more information about Jack Keane, be sure to check out the official website.