New film franchise LEGO game coming in May 2011

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Do you like the LEGO games? I think gamers either love them for their quirky take on movie franchises and the bucket-loads of nostalgia they induce, or they hate them because those gamers have no souls and were probably forced to play with used syringes and toilet rolls when they were kids.

Anyway! There have been quite a few LEGO games in the past based on popular films; we’ve had LEGO Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman and Harry Potter. Now, a whole new film franchise is about to get the plastic brick treatment and you know what, I think this is the franchise I’m most excited about.

Next year we’ll all get to run around as little LEGO Jack Sparrows and Will Turners as Pirates of the Caribbean makes the jump to the LEGO game series. According to Graham Hopper from Disney Interactive Studios: “Pirates of the Caribbean is a globally successful franchise based in action, adventure and humor perfectly suited for a LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game adaptation”.

The great news is that we’ll be getting the complete film series in one package, kind of like LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will feature all four of the films, which includes the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

The game will include more than 70 playable characters and over 20 levels that can be played with two-player co-op. The game will come out on PC, PlayStation 3, PSP, DS, Wii and Xbox 360 in May 2011 alongside the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.

In related news: I’ve been humming the Pirates of the Caribbean theme tune since hearing about this game, and I will likely continue to do so for the entire weekend. It’ll definitely make tomorrow’s six hour car trip to Johannesburg so much more entertaining, but I’m guessing my fiancé will stab me in the throat somewhere around Harrismith if I persist. If I don’t post anything next week then I’m probably dead.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: November 19, 2010

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