LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Sets Sail for May 2011

Disney Interactive announced today that the next LEGO game will be none other than the Pirates of the Caribbean. LEGO Pirates will be launched alongside the theatrical release of the fourth film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, in May 2011. The game will be based on all four movies.

“LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will re-create the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form,” read a Disney press release, “incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore. Players can take on the roles of more than 70 characters and experience the pirate adventure, irreverent humor and amazing creatures of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, through action-adventure gameplay and hilariously quirky LEGO cut scenes.

“Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore environments from the highly acclaimed movie series in more than 20 levels. The game features two-player cooperative mode, in which players each control a character to experience the story together, and freeplay mode, which lets players return to levels to discover new items”.

And so one of the most poorly-designed and overrated game franchises continues. I guess anything’s better than Indiana Jones…