Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise encompassing a theme park ride, a series of films and spinoff novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks and their related films have grossed more than US$2.7 billion.

Films

Video games

Eidos Interactive‘s Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour included a level in which players can race water boats at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World.

Originally entitled Sea Dogs II, Pirates of the Caribbean was released in 2003 by Bethesda Softworks to coincide with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Although it had no relation to the characters, it features the movie’s storyline about cursed Aztec gold and undead pirates, and it was the first of several games to be inspired by the attraction.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow by Bethesda Softworks, had players assuming the role of Captain Jack Sparrow (voiced by Johnny Depp). The game is during the first movie, however, it has levels set prior to this exploring the stories that made Captain Jack Sparrow a legend.

Disney later moved to develop Pirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer Mobile for mobile phones and a massively multiplayer online role playing game entitled Pirates of the Caribbean Online, which was released in Autumn 2007.

Pirates of the Caribbean was also featured in Square Enix‘s Kingdom Hearts II. The level takes place during the events of the first film, with movie characters such as Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and Captain Barbossa making appearances. The story is copied and pasted from the film, but partially modified to fit the Kingdom Hearts II storyline, shown with the inclusions of Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pete as well as Luxord.

Another video game was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Game Boy Advance (Nintendo) and a few others. This game is based on Captain Jack Sparrow’s misadventures in the pursuit of saving Ria Anasagasti with his ship mate Will Turner.

Another video game, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, was released for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance and others.

Another video game entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was released on May 22, 2007 and was based on the film of the same name which was released on May 25, 2007. It was the first game in the series to be released for a seventh generation console.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, an upcoming action and role playing video game is being developed by Propaganda Games but was cancelled in Fall 2010.

A game scheduled for release in May 2011, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, will be the next Pirates game. It will feature all four films as well as over 70 characters and over 20 levels[1].

Adaptations

Several additional works have been inspired by the original attraction:

See also

References

External links

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