Familiar pirates will soon be fighting notorious villains on the decks and riggings of massive ships, exploring towns and jungle-filled islands, and avoiding perils at sea in adventures taking place on popular video game platforms. Scheduled for release on May 22, 2007, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video games from Disney Interactive Studios invite players to "live and die by the sword" as they venture to the worlds of the films and beyond while playing as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.
Inspired by the events and locations of the upcoming film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and last year's blockbuster film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video games will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and Nintendo DS.
"Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise will experience adventures inspired by the second and third films while going far beyond the events of those films," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "With the action, excitement, unforgettable characters and expansive locations from the blockbuster films, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End will be the definitive 'Pirates' video game experience for fans. Our games go beyond the films to introduce legendary pirates, new locations and unique endings that will satisfy the pirate in each of us."
While providing action that is distinctive of the franchise, the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video games will feature gameplay that takes advantage of each platform. The "next-generation" console games have innovative dueling controls as well as special moves used to outwit and defeat enemies. In addition, the Wii version takes advantage of the Wii Remote for swinging and thrusting motions that are similar to fighting with a sword.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End games for consoles, Windows PC and the PSP system are rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and are being developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software. The Nintendo DS version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has an ESRB rating of E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, and is being developed by Amaze Entertainment, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment.