Depp's "yarrr"s to be in <i>Pirates</i> game

Oscar-nominated actor lends voice to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow; game hits PCs, PS2s next week.

When Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean fame was revealed to be featured in the PlayStation 2 game Kingdom Hearts II, many fans were crushed to learn that heartthrob Johnny Depp would not voice the game adaptation of his film character.

That won't be the case with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, a PC and PlayStation 2 game from Bethesda Softworks. Depp will reprise his role as Sparrow, the suave buccaneer from 2004's Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (for which Depp was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar) and the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Gamers will control both Sparrow and Will Turner (played by Orlando Bloom in the films) as they explore environments based on the movie franchise. Action will take place both on land and sea, with players swashbuckling through levels and learning new moves and attacks along the way.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow is being developed by Seven Studios and Bethesda, and will be released on June 27. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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49 comments
gill9221
gill9221

ew.. just looked at the scores of other games this company has made. this game will be rancid.

mattxavier
mattxavier

I hope it will be better than the X-men game. *Hope is the word !

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

oooh look, hollywood jerks making millions more money from the pockets of gamers just by appearing in sub-standard movie tie-in. shove this game and the "movie" with it.

rbarahona
rbarahona

It will be great that the game will feature the Depp's voice. I also hope that the game is really good. That way it could sell even more. As for the movie, I really liked the first one and I'm looking forward to see this one.

rynmls
rynmls

i hope this movie based game is a very good production for ps2 gamers....

ewjim
ewjim

Sound's godd! But i wonder will this game be good as it sounds?

gill9221
gill9221

shame they couldn't cast him in KH2

sitgom
sitgom

I was never excited about hearing about movie game adaptations. There are too many movie game adaptations that are bad that this game is not even worth a try. Im still excited to watch the film though

Jab7604
Jab7604

The game will probably suck, tho movie will be great. The sad part is my girlfriend will buy this game and make me play it over and over and over, just so she can hear depps voice. god help me

SOB101
SOB101

POTC is great. Can't wait for the movie! 0.o

etmaul
etmaul

It looks like fun. Plus, having Depp voice the character is a real treat!

nvenice
nvenice

Pirates rule, Ninjas drool!

foggiemx
foggiemx

i liked the first movie so the secound should be better i cant wait

faizali86
faizali86

i agree with Azodir. games based on movies have never been critically acclaimed. probably the best one out of the latest releases has to be king kong.

Azodir
Azodir

The game will just be like any other game based on a movie. It will be fun for about 2-4 hours. Then it will just be a waste of money. But the movie that's another story.

Saga-san
Saga-san

Full respect to johnny depp for POTC ,but its a shame they had to make a sequel to it, i mean, POTC was an original concept, but now its just more of the same. The wackyness and Depps accent is now just taking for granted.

SpanketyDoink
SpanketyDoink

The only reason Ninjas exist is because Pirates LET them.

mrgokugf
mrgokugf

square really should re dub Kingdom Hearts 2 POTC world, not that that games been released in Australia YET, bleeping sony, at this rate Final Fantasy 12 will come out in 2008 down here

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Cool idea. If movie tie-in games weren't so lame, I'd be excited about it and would play it.

dergy
dergy

woot! yarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vaejas
vaejas

And here I was expecting Marlon Brando. Is Miss Swan an undres...errr..unlockable character?

Zoard
Zoard

w00t i hope it doesnt suck

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

i wanna watch this movie so bad.........

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Johnny Depp is a terrific actor and this is good news that he is lending his likeness to the game. I wonder if Orlando Bloom is too...

the_junk
the_junk

they'd better have depp. what's the point in making a game of a movie without some (preferably most) of the actor's voices? games without actor/actress's voices are just no fun to play. totally takes away from the game as a whole.

Kingsnake976
Kingsnake976

Johnny Depp IS Jack Sparrow. To have anyone else voice the character would be increadibly lame. (I'm looking in yer direction, Squenix......) BTW--Pirates definately cooler than ninjas! : )

assassinX01
assassinX01

Hopefully he won't be the only voice actor there with experience and talent.

robbie_333
robbie_333

I hope that the game will be good and depps voice wont be used in vain

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Well its good he will do it this time around.Its weird when you know who is to play the part but it is some one else.

mike120
mike120

The first pirates came out in 2003. And I'm very excited to see the movie. But the game looks ok.

ryohazuki1987
ryohazuki1987

I agree with capin131. Who cares about the game, it's the movie I'm loking foward to.

roadrunner1178
roadrunner1178

Can't wait for the movie. I'll have to see the game. It is cool that it features Depp's voice though.

solsub
solsub

Ninjas can beat Pirates anyday!

capin131
capin131

Depp or not, the game will be garbage. Movie should be pretty cool though.

paradyme777
paradyme777

The movie will be out shortly, very excited.

T1Panda
T1Panda

The first movie was pretty good.

gamerchikrpg
gamerchikrpg

god i can't wait!....(jonny is hot. .....there i said it.)

gillri
gillri

great accent from Johnny, makes the film for me

Spartan4001
Spartan4001

Am I reading this wrong, or are they announcing that he's in it a week before release. A bit late, eh?

amplizine
amplizine

Hyargh and shiver me timbers

Lewis2003
Lewis2003

Who cares about Bloom lol, POTC is all about Depp

SNKrock
SNKrock

Hmm, no mention if bloom would voice will turner or not...

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

I can't wait for the movie