LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Coming to a Video Gaming System Near You

Look out, Gamers and “Pirates of the Caribbean” Fans!  Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games announced yesterday that they are bringing our favorite pirates to life in an entirely new way.

In conjunction with The LEGO Group, the companies are developing LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Video Game.  Developed by TT Games, creators of several best-selling LEGO games, the new adventure will be published by Disney Interactive, and will include versions for the Wii™ console, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® system, Games For Windows – LIVE, and the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems. 

The game will be set at the time of the movie franchise, and will incorporate all of the elements of the first three movies – storylines, locations, and characters – plus, it will introduce elements of the upcoming fourth installment of the high seas adventure series, “Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides,” due in theaters May 2011.

Players of the game will note that it captures the essence of the PoTC movies – all of the action, adventure, and humor are brought to life, as the player now enters into the world of eighteenth century pirates, too.  LEGO minifigures, as well as LEGO bricks and elements, are available for the players to explore, as he or she can elect to take on the role of more than 70 characters from the films.  The game will take the player through more than 20 different levels, and features both a two-player cooperative mode, in which players can explore the story at the same time, as well as a freeplay mode, which allows players to return to levels previously visited and discover new treasures.

Players won’t have too wait long:  expect the games in all of your favorite formats to be released at the same time as the highly anticipated film, in May 2011.  And if that doesn’t give you your fill of pirates, check out the new collection of LEGO brand Pirates of the Caribbean construction sets that were also announced today jointly by Disney Consumer Products and The LEGO Group.  Look for the new construction sets to be available at the same time as the game and film.

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