Well, it looks like there could be a decent Pirates of the Caribbean game after all. Propaganda Games are hard at work on an action-RPG.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned will take place before the events in the films, and mix sea and land excursions. Expect economics, morality, character evolution...
"The character at the start of the game is a young pirate setting out on his maiden voyage with the goal of becoming the most respected -- or feared -- pirate captain in the Caribbean," Game Director Alex Peters tells in an interview.
Wait! Doesn't that sound a little similar to a certain Sid Meier's Pirates?
"I think that Sid Meier's Pirates is great. Similarly, we want to make sure our game creates a sense a freedom in how you decide to live your pirate life."
"We are trying to make experiences in the Caribbean similar to those featured in the movies so you can expect to see some supernatural elements mixed in with realism," Peters explained.
As for character progression, moral choices and story events will help shape who they are and even how they'll appear. "A major focus for this game is choice. Players will have to decide how they interact with non-player characters, what they decide to do and where they travel."
"The current plan is that the character initially has a predetermined look, but throughout the game the choices the player makes during gameplay will change the character's appearance."
"Some of these changes will be story-related and quite drastic and some will be much less serious, allowing the player to create a more unique character." Ship upgrades will play a role too but not much is being given away by Disney or the Turok developer just yet.
Hopefully they'll have something juicy to tease us with at E3. Could we finally get a successor to Sid Meier's genius swashbuckler?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned is being developed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.