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LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean: 'We guarantee this game is win!'

Traveller's Tales answer YOUR questions

"Pirates Of The Caribbean is the perfect foundation for a LEGO game." After making games based on the Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, you get the feeling that Traveller's Tales, the creators of the LEGO games, are delighted with their chosen subject for their new game which is coming to Wii, DS and Nintendo 3DS in May.

Not only is Pirates Of The Caribbean one of the biggest film franchises around but the films are packed with the swashbuckling action and humour that makes the LEGO games so much fun.

And having played the first few levels of LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean, we can report that it is shaping up to be exactly that. Another fun LEGO game.

Yet with eight LEGO games based on popular franchises already out on various Nintendo platforms, many of you wanted to know what makes LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean stand out from the rest. So we put your questions to Pliilip Ring and Jonathan Smith from Traveller's Tales and this is what they had to say.

Jamie Read asks: There was a lot of speculation regarding what would be the next LEGO game in the series. Why did you choose Pirates Of The Caribbean?

Traveller's Tales: The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies are full of great characters, varied locations and cool action scenes. This gives us the perfect foundation for a LEGO videogame. Also, the Pirates Of The Caribbean world has a sense of fun and mischief which fits really well with our own sensibilities. Plus: PIRATES!

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LaytonMario3 asks:

Have any of the previous LEGO games - such as Lego Indiana Jones - inspired this game in any way?

TT: The whole team is always working hard to create new and fresh experiences for each new title. There isn't really any single game which has inspired LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean as the franchise itself gave us a host of new things we wanted to try; but some elements that people have enjoyed in previous games do return here, with a piratey twist.

Fitzy72 asks: There are many different games in the LEGO series. What is special about this one that will make people buy it instead of the others?

TT: Pirates! Great characters, a great story and a world full of jokes. Lots of jumping and climbing in dangerous situations; cool sword-fighting, and levels full of surprises.

LadyGagagged asks: With LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars offering the spectacle of mass battles, are there any new features that will be implemented into Pirates Of The Caribbean that will set it apart from previous Lego titles?

TT: Each new LEGO game has a different feel to it and its own distinctive features. One example in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is Jack's compass which allows him to find items within each level. Some of these items are really useful and some are simply there for fun. We've also have a new system in the Free Play mode which now allows you to switch to any character that you have unlocked at any point in a free play level. SUPER Free Play!

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aidanpowers1 asks: Does the 3D really add to the game?

We really like the 3D in the 3DS version. It really helps draw the player into the environments. It also looks great in the cut-scenes.

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  1. mariosgal64 Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 15:49

    Really cannot wait for this game to be released! Loved the films, and now I get to play all 4 films in the one cartridge! *Squee*

  2. ledreppe Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 16:16

    Really cannot wait for this game to be released! Loved the films, and now I get to play all 4 films in the one cartridge! *Squee*

    I can't wait either, this is one of the games I'm really looking forward to in the next month or so. I'm getting the 3DS version, so I hope it stacks up well compared to the Wii version. If it's anything like the 3DS version of LEGO Star Wars 3 The Clone Wars I'll be happy, but I've got a feeling it will be even better than that!

    C'mon 13th May, I want it now!

  3. Deep4t Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 17:02

    lmao, all these answers are basically saying "it's exactly the same but with pirates"

  4. Waldy565 Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 17:59

    Some great questions, and answers! but online co-op is a bit sad, but this sounds liek an amazing game. will ahve to ahev a quick look at them mass battles on lego star wars though! :P

  5. ploiper Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 20:26

    i shall get the 3DS version as soon as i possibly can. its looking and sounding great.

  6. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 5th Apr 2011 at 22:44

    I can't wait for this game,Please Lego DR who next.

  7. LaytonMario3 Wednesday 6th Apr 2011 at 07:25

    Yay. My question got featured. And the game is out on the 13th of May, which is my birthday. I think I might just buy the game for those reasons.

  8. pokemanD Wednesday 6th Apr 2011 at 21:32

    Hey, this game is the same as all the others but with pirates! :x

    Answer: So that means it's awesome. And also: PIRATES!!!! :D

  9. Cyberguy Thursday 7th Apr 2011 at 21:15

    Probably get it, although I'm not a fan of the movies...

  10. yoshi14 Friday 8th Apr 2011 at 05:18

    Can't wait for this game!! it's gonna be unbelievable!!! (i hope) You know what travelers tales should make next? Lego lord of the rings! that would be absolutely insane! I would love that. they could include the hobbit as well, cos i think they're making a movie for that aren't they? Chris, could you mention this idea to Traveler's tales if you ever get the chance to speak to them for me? Thanks!

  11. yoshi14 Friday 8th Apr 2011 at 05:24

    Probably get it, although I'm not a fan of the movies...

    And dude, how can you not like the movies? They're amazing! not sure about the fourth one though, looks a bit dodgy.... but still!

  12. boofan25 Friday 15th Apr 2011 at 20:29

    This will be released on Wii Right???

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