2K Games announced today that the swashbuckling adventure, Sid Meierís Pirates!, is now available on the Wii system from Nintendo for $39.99. After a successful mutiny, gamers serve as the shipís captain and helm one of 27 fully customizable vessels in and around the treasure-laden 17th century Caribbean islands. Either by their shipís cannon or swordís blade, players must fend off their foes while they explore the exotic islands and surrounding seas hunting for hidden treasure.
ďSpilling 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 Meierís Pirates! was adapted for Wii by 2K China and Virtuous and includes the classic mini-games from the franchiseís 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 gameís 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 Meierís Pirates! offers action-packed naval battles where captains must out maneuver opponents using prevailing winds in order to capture or sink the enemyís 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 governorís daughter. Sid Meierís Pirates! brings more pirate action than ever before to Wii fans.
Sid Meierís Pirates! is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB. For more information on Sid Meierís Pirates!, please visit http://www.2kgames.com/pirates/wii/us/.