Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Updated Preview

We visit all sorts of exotic pirate-y locations in the latest demo of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.

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It's amazing what Disney can do to a theme-park ride by transforming it into a multibillion-dollar franchise. TT Games is no stranger to reimagining popular licenses in Lego form, and so far, it looks like Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will follow in the same footsteps as Harry Potter and Star Wars. With each new Lego game, the environments start to look better and better. Because you'll be swashbuckling your way from Tortuga to Singapore, there's a lot to see and do in a game that is known for cooperative couch play. It's actually much better to show you, so take a look at the video preview below.

In our updated demo, we got a tour of some of the new locations in At World's End. Singapore had its own charm to it, especially when you made your way into the bath house. The cutscenes should provide a few chuckles. For a more pirate-y atmosphere, Shipwreck Cove and the Maelstrom are extremely well done in terms of capturing the mood and tone of the movie environments. You'll notice that even Jack's swagger was done in such a way as to properly represent the infamous Captain.

Gameplay in Lego Pirates is similar to all the previous Lego games, where you need to work with your partner to make your way through the levels. As a pirate, you'll find plenty of opportunities to get into a swordfight and hunt for treasure, as well as fire cannons at treasure chests and other ships. You'll even be able to explore beneath the waves. One of the new features in Lego Pirates of the Caribbean includes the ability to take all of your unlocked characters into Free Play mode. There's more of an emphasis on platforming rather than puzzle-solving, and there are signs throughout the game, as well as non-player characters that will help guide you in the right direction. You may have noticed in the video that some puzzles involve turning wheels and coordinating with your partner, so it doesn't look like this is going to be as puzzle oriented as, say, Lego Indiana Jones.

For more information on the game and the 3DS, be sure to read our last preview, which covers Dead Man's Chest. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be coming out on the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PSP, Wii, and 3DS.

Discussion

31 comments
dortega120
dortega120

Lol they should do a Lego Madden.

Kaneticut
Kaneticut

How did TT start on this so soon? LSW3 has just come out. I probably won't get this but i hope they do the PSP version good, cause the LSW3 for PSP was worse then the last one.

Kaneticut
Kaneticut

Looks good, i wonder what it will be like playing as jack. How did TT start on this so soon, LSW3

Hobbes9045
Hobbes9045

And who said that the games are always worse than the movies?

feliscele
feliscele

Damn...this makes me want to go finish up Lego Star Wars Complete.

brok
brok

They couldn't just do a Lego Pirates game, could they. Nooo, had to tie it in with a franchise. Gutless wonders.

daub11
daub11

the movie was o.k but i think that the game will be much better. cause you can play it live on any system you have except for the hand games cause those are not the type of hand games that are not portable.

Fundai
Fundai

I Called this happening... -__-

xblane
xblane

My wife is excited about this, and I'm excited that my wife wants to play video games with me :D

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

@Sophia thanks. That makes more sense. Does sound tricky to explain, especially without any footage of it. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this. Lego games are always fun.

mtait01
mtait01

im certain you could go underwater in lego batman?????

Superzone
Superzone

@SLAMT1LT: Oh God, Lego Lord of the Rings would absolutely make my life complete. Maybe if we're lucky they'll release it close to when The Hobbit comes out in theaters!

Sophia
Sophia

@a_wubba_wompa @kamikaze_pigmy - instead of being limited to certain part of the story or a particular character, there are multiple levels that have underwater exploration. I could have worded that better, but that was my point.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Woo hoo - wife and kids are working to finish Lego SW3TCW ready for the release of this one!! :D:D:D

SLAMT1LT
SLAMT1LT

Looking forward to this one. Really hope they do Lord of the Rings at some point.

Dunbon
Dunbon

I'm sorry, but this just looks awful.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

"This will be the first time you can go under water." You could go underwater in lego batman and one level was entirely underwater in lego harry potter. :?

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

I'm a fan of Pirates Of Caribbean but not a fan of lego game :?

Psil0X
Psil0X

I'm playing lego star wars 3 atm, this is gonna Kick ass!

itchyflop
itchyflop

hahahaha!! it actually looks pretty cool

navin000
navin000

I have played previous titles of lego games, and this 1 looks promising and fresh...must play

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

Oh...my...God... This is fricking kickass! :D

yashrafa
yashrafa

Ya guys this game looks awesome and my little bro will be silent for a month if i buy him this game.

Oblivion9032
Oblivion9032

Looks awesome! Lego games are always fun

a_wubba_wompa
a_wubba_wompa

@g1rldraco7 yea they already did that one with Lego Batman...nothing new here

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Under water controlling legos? Sounds awesome.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

No multiplayer in the 3DS version? Sounds like what they did with Lego Star Wars PSP, except that now people complain about it. :P Also, you could go underwater in Lego Batman, it was just limited to two or three characters with the exclusive ability to do so, versus being for everyone.