(Rockville, MD) May 11, 2005 - Bethesda Softworks today announced plans to release a sequel to its exciting Pirates of the Caribbean video game based on Walt Disney Picturesâ€™ blockbuster film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow will feature a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first movie. Slated for release in 2006, the video game sequel is being developed in association with 7 Studios for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC, and will be distributed under license from Buena Vista
Piracy, smuggling, buried treasure (not to mention kidnapping, sword fighting looting, pilfering, and other acts of villainy)...what's not to love about Captain Jack Sparrow? Jack Sparrow is the ultimate video game character - with his cocky swagger and his offbeat personality - and players will be able to experience his adventures first hand in this exciting action game.
Gamers will slash and hack their way through a dozen locations, with fully interactive levels and varied gameplay. Action will take place in a variety of lush, immersive settings, including burning buildings, wrecked ships, and misty moonlit caves.
The gameplay experience will be thoroughly engrossing, as one minute you are fighting hordes of your enemies, while the next youâ€™re evading capture by the Royal Navy. You learn new moves and combos as the game progresses, allowing even more spectacular, and deadly attacks during combat.
About 7 Studios
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 7 Studios was founded in 1999 and has grown into a group of experienced artists, designers, programmers and managers who have the common goal of creating the highest quality entertainment software. 7 Studios is currently developing Fantastic Four for the PS2, Xbox and Game Cube for release with the forthcoming movie.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. The division publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Titles for Buena Vista Games fall under two publishing labels: Buena Vista Interactive, which publishes multi-platform games based on creative content from the numerous businesses within The Walt Disney Company and original intellectual properties, and Disney Interactive, which markets and distributes the company's interactive entertainment based on Disney branded properties. For more information, please log on to www.buenavistagames.com