"Bringing together the magic and humor of the Pirates of the Caribbean world with the timeless joy of LEGO toys is a natural fit," said Adam Sussman, senior vice president of publishing, Disney Interactive Media Group. "LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game represents a new and exciting way of telling the story of Captain Jack Sparrow, and players of all ages will enjoy exploring the action from the movies in a way they have never experienced before."
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game re-creates the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore. Players take on the role of more than 70 characters from the movies and experience all the pirate adventure, irreverent humor and amazing creatures of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, including the upcoming fourth film, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Throughout the game, players will explore environments from the highly acclaimed movie series in more than 20 levels. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game features two-player Cooperative mode and Freeplay mode, which let players return to levels to discover new treasures.
The Nintendo 3DS version of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has special features designed to take advantage of the capabilities of the new handheld system. "Pirate Duel" mode allows players to cross swords with nearby Nintendo 3DS owners using the StreetPass feature. With StreetPass, the Nintendo 3DS automatically detects and communicates with other Nintendo 3DS systems. When an encounter with another Nintendo 3DS is initiated, "Pirate Duel" pits the players against each other in a battle where they will select from a series of attacks and blocks to be utilized by their LEGO pirates. Players can participate in duels to earn Play Coins that will unlock and allow them to use new characters. By winning duels, players also gain experience points, allowing them to move up the ranks and gain new rewards including extra health, new moves, new titles and extra characters.