Check out the open beta for Capcom’s downloadable RTS, Age of Booty

In celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day, Capcom is dishing out heaps of Age of Booty by way of an open beta, which can be accessed over here.

Since the beta is open, you won’t need anything to give the pirate-themed real-time strategy a spin other than some serious patience, unless you just happen to be a paid FilePlanet subscriber. No, really, the time it takes to download and install the game is no laughing matter.

If you are using an older machine and don’t want to risk not being able to run AoB, look for the PC requirements after the break, even though they are pretty tame.

Also beyond the jump are the achievements for the Xbox LIVE Arcade version, in case you’re into that sort of thing. We won’t judge you.

PC specs:

Minimum System Requirements:
• ATI Radeon 9600 / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800
• Windows XP sp2 or Vista
• DirectX 9.0c November 2007 release
• Intel Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz, Intel Celeron 1.7 Ghz, or AMD Athlon xp 1800+ or better
• 512 Mb RAM
• 400 Mb hard drive space

Recommended System
• ATI Redeon 9800 / NVIDIA GeForce 6800
• Windows XP sp2 or Vista
• DirectX 9.0c November 2007 release
• Intel Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz , AMD Athlon XP 3200+ or higher
• 1024 Mb RAM
• 400 Mb hard drive space

Achievements for XBLA version:

5G      Cartographer     Create and save a custom map.

10G    Plunder             Capture a town.

10G    Bombs Away      Destroy a neutral or enemy town’s defense with a bomb.

15G    Flushed Away     Use a whirlpool curse to teleport an enemy that is attacking your town.

15G    Cherry Picker     Capture a neutral town after the enemy has destroyed its defenses.

15G    Boom Boom      Sink two enemy ships with a single bomb.

15G    Landlubber        Beat all easy challenges.

25G    On the Account   Beat all medium challenges.

40G    Freebooter         Beat all hard challenges.

10G    King’s Pardon     Beat every challenge in the game.

10G    Sea Legs           Win a game in Player Match.

30G    Old Salt             Win 10 games in Player match.

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