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'Sid Meier's Pirates!' Coming to the PSP - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:35 a.m. PST

2K and Firaxis Games announced Sid Meier's Pirates! for the PSP. In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

In Sid Meier's Pirates!, a strategy/adventure game, players take the role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean - amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize a rightful place as one of the most revered and feared pirates in history. Players test their skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas and dueling in land and sea battles in a richly detailed 3D world. Additional features for the PSP system include wireless Ad-Hoc multiplayer for up to four players, widescreen graphics, new treasure hunts and more.

"Sid Meier's Pirates! is already a proven success," said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. "The universal appeal and compelling gameplay in Pirates! makes it a perfect match for the PSP system."

"We love the new possibilities from handheld systems like the PSP system," added Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games. "Pirates! for the PSP system allows players to shape the heroic life of a pirate while embracing the pirate's way of life - always on the go!"

Rated E10+, Sid Meier's Pirates! for the PSP system is expected to be in stores in January 2007.

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