2K Games announced today that the swashbuckling adventure, Sid Meier’s Pirates! TM , is now available on the Wii TM system from Nintendo for£29.99. After a successful mutiny, gamers serve as the ship’s captain and helm one of 27 fully customisable vessels in and around the treasure-laden 17th century Caribbean islands. Either by their ship’s cannon or sword’s blade, players must fend off their foes while they explore the exotic islands and surrounding seas hunting for hidden treasure.
“Spilling over with swashbuckling pirate exploration, Sid Meier's Pirates! is one of those rare games that is fun for both fans of the original and younger gamers who are new to the series," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.
Originally developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Pirates! was adapted for Wii by 2K China and Virtuous and includes the classic mini-games from the franchise’s original title such as Sword Fighting, Ship Combat and Dancing, as well as two new mini-games mapped to the Wii controls - Bombardment and Lock Picking. The game’s open-ended campaign provides captains with the chance of a lifetime to amass fortune, fame and notoriety all the while searching for kidnapped family members and waiting for the opportunity to find and defeat the evil Marquis de la Montalban once and for all.
Sid Meier’s Pirates! offers action-packed naval battles where captains must out maneuver opponents using prevailing winds in order to capture or sink the enemy’s ship. While on land, captains will descend upon and plunder seaside colonies, trade with local merchants, embark on daring secret missions, ransack hidden treasures, duel using blades of steel or pistols, capture seaside cities and dance the night away with the governor’s daughter. Sid Meier’s Pirates! brings more pirate action than ever before to Wii fans.
Sid Meier’s Pirates! is rated PEGI 12+. For more information on Sid Meier’s Pirates!, please visit www.2kgames.com/pirates.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games TM is one of the world’s premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: Sid Meier’s Civilization ® Revolution TM for console, iPhone ® , iPod Touch ® , iPad TM and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV ® , the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords ® , Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword TM , and Civilization IV: Colonization TM , the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization ® III series, Sid Meier’s Pirates! ® (PC, Xbox ® and PSP ® ), Sid Meier’s SimGolf TM and Sid Meier’s Railroads! TM . Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series! TM (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri ® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released Sid Meier’s Civilization ® V for the PC to great critical acclaim and is currently developing Sid Meier’s Civilization ® Network TM for Facebook.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation ® 3 and PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment systems, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system, Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii TM , Nintendo DS TM , iPhone ® , iPod ® touch and iPad TM . The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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