The Next Pirates Of The Caribbean Game Will Be LEGO-ised

Following in the footsteps of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean is the next film franchise to get the LEGO treatment from TT Games.

The Captain Jack Sparrow image you see here is not an official model from the upcoming game, but this custom creation from Devon Syvertsen shows that there's already an audience hungry for a video game crossover between the amusement park ride-inspired film quadrilogy and everyone's favourite toy building bricks.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will cover all four films in the Pirates series: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, and the upcoming fourth film, On Stranger Tides. Players can expect to play with more than 70 different characters as they adventure through more than 20 levels alone or with a friend.

The game is coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, DS and PSP, with a release date that coincides with the fourth film's May 2011 premier.

"Pirates of the Caribbean is a globally successful franchise based in action, adventure and humour perfectly suited for a LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game adaptation," said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. "Combining the excitement of playing as Jack Sparrow and other recognisable characters from the franchise will make the game fun for players of all ages throughout the world."

Toy fans should celebrate as well; Disney Consumer Products and the LEGO group also revealed Pirates of the Caribbean construction sets, due out Q2 2011.

I just hope this doesn't alienate LEGO's more traditional pirate line. They've been making booty calls since 1989, way before Captain Jack came and stole the spotlight.


    They cancelled Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned for this? What a lack of ambition, or funds.

    I always wondered why there weren't PotC Lego Sets when they already had heaps of less fitting movies like Spiderman and Prince of Persia. I guess they're just a bit slow.

    A series of four is called a quartet. Really Kotaku, I expected better of you.

      Not for the alien franchise...It's "quadrology".

    *In Bart Simpson voice*

    Wheres my Lego Lord of the Rings!

      here's hoping that Hobbit movie gets made and we get to see a Lego Middle Earth quadrilogy to coincide with the release :D

    I see a lot of potential.. especially if they introduce some fun ship-to-ship combat (some Overboard!-style competitive multiplayer with custom built ships would be nice), but god I hope it doesn't have the same problems that came in with the more 'interesting' environments after the first LSW game.

    Harry Potter had so much potential that I felt was wasted because the collision detection just never felt stable enough for overly organic environments. LSW had some great lightweight platforming because of the boxy ship interiors, but some parts of IJ and LSW2 and what I saw of HP from the demo are just an exercise in frustration - trying to land jumps on wonky surfaces that make me feel like I'm playing an old Tomb Raider game where there's a 50/50 chance of either catching a ledge or being ricochetted into a random pit, but without the benefits of a possible ledge grab in the first place!

    Also here's hoping all the buildings are actually made of Lego this time and not just furnished with some token Lego background objects.

    Are there even that many characters in POTC? I expect to see a Jar of Sand character.

    Also this is dumb :(

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