Sid Meier's Pirates casting off for an October 5th launch date on Wii

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2K China has been hard at work adapting Sid Meier's Pirates for the Wii, and it's just about ready to set sail. In a couple months you'll be able to get the full retail release, with the Wii-exclusive minigames Bombardment and Lock Picking. The rest of the game's content is completely intact, with all of the features that made the original a classic in its genre. The Wii has next to no strategy sims to its name, but there couldn't be a better place to start than the work of Sid Meier.
2K Games’ Sid Meier’s Pirates!™ Charts Course for Retail on October 5, 2010

New York, NY - August 25, 2010 – On October 5, 2010, cast ye gaze upon the horizon, pray to Poseidon for fair seas and set sail for Sid Meier’s Pirates!, an entertaining journey for adventurous treasure hunters unlike anything ever experienced before for on Wii™ system. The classic Sid Meier’s Pirates! has been adapted for the Wii by 2K China, and is a swashbuckling adventure that allows aspiring buccaneers to earn their sea legs serving as captain of one of 27 fully customizable man-of-war ships while they explore the tropical 17th century Caribbean islands.

In Sid Meier’s Pirates! gamers can:

* Descend upon unsuspecting seaside colonies armed with a motley crew of loyal seafaring scoundrels.
* Embark on exhilarating missions, locate secret maps and discover treasure chests bursting with gold and jewels.
* Use newfound riches to barter for supplies and build ships with stronger firepower and bigger sails for faster speed and better navigation.
* Plunge head-first into exciting pirate ship battles, unleash a furious barrage of cannonballs and send nautical enemies to Davy Jones’ Locker.
* Dispatch noisy blowhards using expert swordsmanship in clanging fights of sharp blades of steel.
* Pursue and win the hearts of fair maidens through cunning tactics and charming good looks.

Overflowing with intense pirate action, Sid Meier’s Pirates! possesses a treasure chest of gameplay booty, including classic traditional mini-games from the franchise’s original title such as Sword Fighting, Ship Combat and Dancing - plus two Wii-exclusive mini-games mapped to the Wii controls - Bombardment and Lock Picking.

Sid Meier’s Pirates! is rated E10+ for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information please visit

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