Prepare to experience the thrilling Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in LEGO video game form for the first time. Today, Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of pirates set sail for their greatest adventures in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, now available for the Wii console, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Sony PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Windows-based PC/Mac Hybrid and the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems, including the Nintendo 3DS™. Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by the renowned team at TT Games, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game can be purchased for $49.99 on consoles (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3), $39.99 on Nintendo 3DS and $29.99 for PC, Nintendo DS and PSP system.
"Bringing together the magic and humor of the Pirates of the Caribbean world with the timeless joy of LEGO toys is a natural fit," said Adam Sussman, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. "LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game represents a new and exciting way of telling the story of Captain Jack Sparrow, and players of all ages will enjoy exploring the action from the movies in a way they have never experienced before."
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game re-creates the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore. Players take on the role of more than 70 characters from the movies and experience all the pirate adventure, irreverent humor and amazing creatures of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, including the upcoming fourth film, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Throughout the game, players will explore environments from the highly acclaimed movie series in more than 20 levels. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game features two-player Cooperative mode and Freeplay mode, which let players return to levels to discover new treasures.
The Nintendo 3DS version of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has special features designed to take advantage of the capabilities of the new handheld system. "Pirate Duel" mode allows players to cross swords with nearby Nintendo 3DS owners using the StreetPass feature. With StreetPass, the Nintendo 3DS automatically detects and communicates with other Nintendo 3DS systems. When an encounter with another Nintendo 3DS is initiated, "Pirate Duel" pits the players against each other in a battle where they will select from a series of attacks and blocks to be utilized by their LEGO pirates. Players can participate in duels to earn Play Coins that will unlock and allow them to use new characters. By winning duels, players also gain experience points, allowing them to move up the ranks and gain new rewards including extra health, new moves, new titles and extra characters.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game arrives at retail 10 days before the theatrical release of the highly anticipated new film, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, allowing serious Pirates fans to get a glimpse into the new movie before it opens. In addition, a collection of LEGO brand Pirates of the Caribbean construction toys are currently available to set children’s imaginations sailing on thousands of build-and-play adventures.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).