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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP)

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uk.playstation.com:
    Embark on a daring adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow, hunting for hidden treasure in the quest for the legendary Dead Man’s Chest.

    • Take on a variety of enemies by utilising strength and speed attacks or 'dirty moves'
    • In multiplayer mode, choose from five pirate ships and set sail to defeat fellow gamers
    • Multiplayer mode includes Deathmatch, Timed Match, Last Pirate Standing and Plunder the Flag games

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on May 06, 2008.

Press release (23rd June 2006):

    GET READY TO FIGHT FOR YOUR SOUL!

    Buena Vista Games Ships Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Handheld Video Game Platforms Includes Company's First PSP™ System Title

    BURBANK, Calif. — Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that handheld video games based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" have shipped to retail stores in North America. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest video games for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance will be on store shelves on Friday, 7th July, to coincide with the film's release on July 6th.

    "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest lets gamers embark on a high-seas adventure that parallels events from the upcoming summer blockbuster film release," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "As one of the most successful handheld video game publishers, BVG looks forward to offering gamers the opportunity to take the action from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film franchise with them wherever they go."

    Developed by Amaze Entertainment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest comprise three unique swashbuckling third-person action/adventure video games in which players engage in action that reflects the cunning world of the film franchise - with an abundance of disloyalty, humor and revenge.

    The PSP system version, BVG's first game for the platform, offers gamers the opportunity to control Captain Jack Sparrow. Players can utilize strength and speed attacks to take down enemies as well as "dirty moves," typical of pirate fighting. The PSP system version also features multiplayer ship battles for up to four players via local wireless. Ship battle gameplay contains 10 maps and offers GameShare mode (only one game disc needed to play on multiple PSP systems).

    In the Nintendo DS version, players embark on a daring adventure as each of the three main characters - Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. Each character has his or her own signature fight move. The Nintendo DS version also includes three two-player mini-games that can be played via local wireless. The mini-games include Walk The Plank, Boom Barge and Shoot The Monkey.

    The Game Boy Advance version lets players take the helm of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow in three-dimensional seafaring action to battle other ships or sail to 15 islands. The title for the GBA includes 50 side-scrolling adventure maps.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for the PSP system, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are rated 12+ by the Pan-European Gaming Information (PEGI).

    Contributed by Sciere (245444) on Jul 06, 2006.

Press release (18th April 2005):

    Buena Vista Games To Build Treasured Video Game Franchise For 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

    BVG Announces Development of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' Next-Gen Handheld Games and Sets Course for Next Generation Console Titles

    BURBANK, Calif. — (April 18, 2005)
    — Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company announced today the development of new video game titles based on the highly anticipated feature film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," scheduled for release in Summer 2006. Building on the popularity of its successful portable games business, BVG will release games for the PSP™ portable entertainment system and Nintendo DS™ in conjunction with the movie launch. BVG has signed the critically acclaimed UK-based game developer, Eurocom, to create future games for the upcoming next generation consoles based on the hit movie franchise. Eurocom's development credits include best-selling console games based on James Bond, Harry Potter, and Crash Bandicoot among others.

    "The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will develop over the next few years as one of the most exciting and important initiatives BVG will spearhead," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. "Our upcoming games will expand the Pirates world and allow fans to take on the roles of some of the most rousing characters ever created, and experience firsthand their perilous adventures."

    In BVG's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest video games, consumers will be able to play as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann as they explore and brawl across land and sea on a memorable quest in search of the legendary Dead Man's Chest. The games will not only feature thrilling moments from the movie, but will expand the fantasy of the franchise by offering exciting new adventures and locations inspired by the rich "Pirates of the Caribbean" universe. The handheld titles are being developed by Seattle-based Amaze Entertainment and Griptonite Games.

    Contributed by Sciere (245444) on Jul 06, 2006.

Back of Keep Case (US):

    Prepare to Save Your Soul!

    Defeat enemies in your quest for the Dead Man's Chest

    Fight the undead in a battle for your soul!

    Clash in epic multi-player ship battles on the high seas!

    Play as the notorious Jack Sparrow and experience the adventure of a pirate's life as you battle the undead, vicious cannibals and monstrous creatures of the deep.

    Contributed by Sciere (245444) on Jul 06, 2006.