There’s a hell of an Easter egg crossover awaiting Sea of Thieves gamers on the finish of the brand new enlargement, A Pirate’s Life, which launched on June 22. In reality, it’s so good, just about even the slyest point out of its adjoining connection to A Pirate’s Life — a crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise — would in all probability give it away. Therefore:

[Warning: The remainder of this post will spoil the surprise at the end of Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life.]

At the tip of A Pirate’s Life, gamers discover a shipwreck. Nothing per se uncommon there. But as you method the rotting hulk of splintered masts and tattered sails … nicely, up the music, as they are saying:

Bah gawd, that’s Monkey Island’s music!

This isn’t just a few enjoyable placement of important objects or bits of lore, both. Rare went full crossover with LucasArts’ beloved point-and-click journey sequence from the 1990s. As the video exhibits, gamers encounter gadgets that present a coda to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.

The shipwreck belongs to Capt. Kate Capsize, an NPC from Monkey Island 2 who regularly rebuffs participant character Guybrush Threepwood’s flirting and innuendo. Capsize provided excursions of the waters surrounding Booty Island aboard her glass-bottomed vessel. She later moved over to Phatt Island — these are locations referred to as out on the maps left across the shipwreck, of course.

On Phatt Island, Threepwood frames her (placing her face on wished posters, masking his personal) in order that he can transfer in regards to the island freely. The island’s Hutt-like governor throws Capsize within the slammer. The participant can select to free Capsize or go away her in jail; Sea of Thieves posits that the participant left her to rot, and when she will get out, she goes searching for Threepwood, intending to boost the wreck of the Headless Monkey (which Threepwood hires Capsize to discover within the 1992 game) and use it to pursue him.

In the unique game, if the participant frees Capsize, she vows revenge on whomever framed her, not realizing it was Threepwood. Nevertheless, her search doesn’t go as deliberate, and Capsize results in the Sea of Thieves. It’s unclear if any of these skeletons are her crew, or if Capsize ended up just like the skipper of her first vessel — useless of boredom, within the Sea of Beige Flotsam.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life launched June 22, free to all who personal the game — and Sea of Thieves for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC has been within the Xbox Game Pass library for the reason that game launched in 2018. The new enlargement options Capt. Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie sequence, accompanied by a new story, new areas to discover, and new cosmetics.