30 minutes north-east of Birmingham, UK, is the small English village of Twycross. Population: 850. 100km from the nearest sea.

Yet tucked away in the countryside behind bark, bricks and glass, lies Rare Studios. And as you pass by real life statues of British gaming history - Banjo, Conker, Joanna Dark - and into the lobby, Rare's latest adventure emerges.

Here in Twycross, where the sea is nothing more than a romantic idea, lies a home for pirates, treasure hunters, merchants and seers.