The Pirate Queen - A Forgotten Legend

Lucy Liu to Executive Produce and Voice Legendary Pirate Cheng Shih in Singer Studio's Tribeca Festival-Bound VR Game ‘The Pirate Queen’

Posted May 31, 2023
LONDON, U.K. (May 31, 2023) —Female-led Singer Studios today announced Lucy Liu, the Award-winning actress, producer, director, and artist, will executive produce and voice the Tribeca Festival-bound, puzzle adventure VR game The Pirate Queen. Debuting on Steam VR and Quest 2, the immersive adventure game tells the forgotten story of the legendary Cheng Shih, the most successful pirate in history, using wit and strategy to navigate obstacles and unlock her fascinating story.
Lucy Liu will lend her voice to the Pirate Queen herself. The game’s narrative is a thrilling journey of cunning, stealth, and daring maritime exploits, beautifully rendered with a visually stunning art style. In addition to providing a rich narrative experience, the game will explore themes of female empowerment and diversity, contributing to the studio's mission of telling stories that challenge the status quo and spark change.

The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend, will explore the life and times of the real-life Cheng Shih, the most successful pirate in history, who, from humble beginnings, commanded a fleet of 70,000 across the South China Sea in the 19th century. Singer Studios has meticulously researched Cheng Shih’s story, ensuring players will experience a historically accurate adventure.

“Lucy is a formidable talent, her performance as the voice of the Pirate Queen is truly exceptional.” said director, Eloise Singer. “It was a pleasure working with her to bring the character to life, her ability to convey depth and nuance into the character have added layers of complexity to Cheng Shih's personality, making the Pirate Queen a truly compelling and memorable character.”

Liu, famous for her roles in Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill, and more, will undoubtedly deepen Pirate Queen’s action-thriller qualities and amplify AAPI voices and visibility.  

“I’m really excited to be working alongside Eloise to bring new life to a forgotten story about Cheng Shih – a fascinating woman, who with incredible resilience and tenacity, became a powerful pirate leader during the Qing Dynasty," said Lucy Liu. "This project marks the first time I embody a character through immersive storytelling and I’m honored to join forces with Singer Studios to share this historical narrative with a potentially new and expanded audience.”

Orion Lee also joins the cast.  Lee garnered awards recognition for his leading performance as King Lu in A24’s 'First Cow'. 

The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend boasts an array of gameplay mechanics unique to VR that offer players a diverse experience, including exploration, throwing, climbing, rowing, fishing, and solving environmental puzzles.

The Pirate Queen will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Festival, and the full game will release in early 2024 and will be available on Meta Quest headsets and mobile devices.

Join Singer Studios on their exciting journey with The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend and other projects by visiting their website at Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, behind-the-scenes content, and more by following them on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

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