BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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® (PlayStation®Portable) 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.
About the “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” film
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” picks up where the record-breaking 2006 smash hit left off, with our heroes Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones’ locker. With the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman, and its commander Davy Jones under the control of the East India Trading Company, there is havoc on the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, the heroic trio must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final titanic battle – as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way hangs in the balance. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, our beloved cast sets sail again on a fresh new adventure in May 2007.
About Eurocom Entertainment Software
Eurocom was founded in October 1988 by current owners: Mat Sneap, Tim Rogers, Neil Baldwin, Ian Sneap and Hugh Binns. Since that time, Eurocom has steadily expanded to cover all major consoles and handhelds, and has developed over seventy titles. Eurocom's development team is based in Derby, UK. Further information on Eurocom can be found at http://www.eurocom.co.uk.
About Amaze Entertainment
Amaze Entertainment®, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, consistently delivers world class multiplatform video games and has earned a reputation as an ideal partner, especially for high profile product launches based on popular brands and franchises. For more information, please visit http://www.amazeentertainment.com.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, Calif., and has four internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing. For more information, please log on to www.disney.com/videogames.Contacts Disney Interactive Studios