Disney Interactive Studios today announced the development of the video game version of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.’ The game is expected to be released on multiple gaming platforms on May 22, 2007.
The game will be released on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, PC, and Playstation 2.
“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. Our games go beyond the films to introduce legendary pirates, new locations and unique endings that will satisfy the pirate in each of us,” said Craig Relyea, Marketing Vice President of Disney Interactive Studios.
Disney Interactive Studios also says that it will release more information about the game in the coming weeks and will breakdown the features for each gaming console release. For now the publisher says that the new game will feature innovative dueling controls and special moves the gamer can use to outwit and defeat enemies.
The Nintendo DS version of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ will be rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and will be developed by Amaze Entertainment. The console, PC, and PSP versions of the game will be developed by Eurocom Entertainment and will be rated T by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.
Disney Interactive Studios underwent a name change by parent company Disney in February. The company was formerly named Buena Vista Games. The change was made so that they can release games under the Disney brand name and make use of Disney-owned ABC and Touchstone brands to sell their games.
“This change reflects our focus on creativity, the weight of Disney content in our portfolio, and the enormous value consumers see in the Disney brand.” said Disney Interactive Studios Senior Vice President and General Manager Graham Hopper.
The publisher is best known for its release of high profile games such as Lumines II and Desperate Housewives.
In related news, it was announced today that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ will have its trailer world premiered on the ABC network tonight (Monday, March 19). The trailer will premiere during ‘Dancing with the Stars’ between 8pm and 10pm EDT and will be simulcast online to as many as 30 countries.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ trailer will make it’s online premier in High Definition at Yahoo! Movies.