Sid Meier's Pirates! Headed to Wii

An enhanced edition of buccaneer lifestyle simulator Sid Meier's Pirates! is headed to the Wii, publisher Take-Two Interactive and subsidiary 2K Games announced today.

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Based off Firaxis' 2004 revamp of Pirates!--the game originally debuted in 1987--the port is being handled by 2K China. Two new mini-games were promised-Bombardment and Lock Picking--plus "exclusive character and ship customization options."

So long as the transition to Wii doesn't eliminate any mini-games, players can expect to partake in actives including naval combat, sword fighting, ballroom dancing, stealth invasions, and barside gossip when the swashbuckling compilation hits this fall.