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Sid Meier's Pirates!

Platform(s): PC, PSP, Wii, Xbox
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Firaxis
Release Date: Nov. 23, 2004 (US), Dec. 3, 2004 (EU)

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'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (ALL) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on April 26, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT

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.

According to the ESRB a Wii version of the 1987 classic is currently in development.

In this adventure game, players build a fleet of ships, explore the high seas, and engage in sword battles on their way to finding a seafarer's abducted family. Players can shoot cannons at ships and fortresses, and engage in one-on-one sword fighting on the ships. Historical footage sometimes references pirates' violent exploits (e.g., "slashing his throat so badly that blood gushed everywhere"). Some female characters wear low-cut dresses that expose a lot of cleavage. In one cutscene, a woman hugs a man then squeezes his buttocks. Some locations are named after alcohol (e.g., "Rum Rock" and "Rum Bay"), and the crew is once referred to as "dead drunk." The word "hell" sometimes appears on screen.

Sid Meier's Pirates! is rated Everyone 10+ and scheduled for WiiWare in 2010.


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