There have been many LEGO games from Traveller's Tales, based on such popular franchises as Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Batman. In the developer's next twisted take on a major franchise, they're focusing the LEGO beam at Disney's ride-turned-film franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean." Check out our exclusive trailer of "LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game" up top.
The game, which is scheduled to release this summer on all major platforms, will include familiar characters (including Captain Jack Sparrow, natch) and will focus on the events of the first three movies. There will also be levels based on the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which is scheduled to hit theaters in May. I feel like there are few environments more ideal for a LEGO rendition than the ridiculous, pirate-ruled, Tortuga Island, and you can bet it'll be treated with mime-like reverence.
Fans of previous LEGO games should be pretty familiar with the style of play, which offers co-op platforming, puzzle solving and building mechanics, all of which have been staples in this new era of LEGO games. We'll be putting the "Pirates" game through its paces tonight to get a better sense of what to expect in terms of new mechanics, so be sure to check back for more info.
In addition to the game, Disney is also teaming up with LEGO to release a batch of "Pirates of the Caribbean" building sets. Friend of Multiplayer, MTV Movies Blog, has a first look at the new LEGO collection, in case you're more of the brick-and-mortar sort.