Following up almost immediately on their promise of more details on the project
after the holidays (story
Games press release
more on plans for the upcoming remake of Sid Meier's classic Pirates!. Here's
the deal on the game, due Q4 2004:
In Pirates! you take the leading role
of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in
an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!)
pirates in history. Test your skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas
and exotic ports in a richly detailed 3D world. Overtake the enemy and seize
valuable booty. Exchange plank-shattering broadsides in fierce naval battles,
and engage in duels with worthy opposing captains.
As your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality of your crew,
and your ability to take on larger enemy ships, raid and plunder heavily
fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There’s a whole cast of
interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, exotic island
destinations to discover, and powerful alliances to forge!
The new Pirates! carries on with the great gameplay and design simplicity
tradition of the award-winning original while adding more challenging and
exciting battle options, and deeper and more varied role-playing experience,
including multiple paths to a wealthy, happy retirement. This and many other
features and additions make this gaming classic one of the most highly
anticipated releases of this century!