LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean walk the video-gaming plank in 2011

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LEGO minifigs will be taking to the high-seas next year as LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has just been announced by series developers TT Games.

Due out in May 2011 to conincide with the next Pirates film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, the game will hit all major consoles, including the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Following action from all of the movies in the franchise, there will be the usual array of co-operative and single player modes, freeplay modes and 20 levels of swashbuckling action to enjoy.

“Pirates of the Caribbean is a globally successful franchise based in action, adventure and humor perfectly suited for a LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game adaptation,” said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. “Combining the excitement of playing as Jack Sparrow and other recognizable characters from the franchise will make the game fun for players of all ages throughout the world.”

“The action-packed world of Pirates of the Caribbean is a perfect fit for LEGO video games,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director of TT Games Publishing. “With so many wonderful characters, in such amazing environments, our teams are having great fun – and we’re sure that players will, too.”

Despite being primarily aimed at kids, the LEGO games, which have featured Harry Potter, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, have all proved great fun. Though the movies got progressively worse, the first adventure of Jack Sparrow was genuinely good fun, and funny to boot. Not to mention the fact that the actual pirate-themed Lego toys were some of the best you could get. I sense this one will be sailing proud rather than sinking down to Davy Jones’ locker when it’s released.

Gerald Lynch

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