Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest swashbuckling on console

Booty-licious movie tie-in in the pipeline

Buena Vista Entertainment's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is to make a fresh splash in the videogame world, with the company confirming that there'll be movie tie-in games to accompany forthcoming flick Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and also revealing that it'll be developing the franchise in years to come.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the videogame, will initially appear on PSP and Nintendo DS. Taking its cue from the film (the movie will be released next year), the game will follow Captain Jack Sparrow's latest swashbuckling escapade as he tries to worm his way out of a blood debt owed to the legendary Davey Jones or be subjected to eternal damnation. Or something. Obviously his quest involves searching for the Dead Man's Chest. Truly.

Buena Vista Entertainment has also spoken briefly of next-generation console plans for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, games for next-gen to be developed by Eurocom although it's not entirely clear whether Dead Man's Chest will be the first of these to come from the studio. Although we assume this is the case, all that's actually said is that Eurocom will "create future games for the upcoming next generation consoles" based on the movie series.

"The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will develop over the next few years as one of the most exciting and important initiatives BVG will spearhead," says Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. "Our upcoming games will expand the Pirates world and allow fans to take on the roles of some of the most rousing characters ever created, and experience firsthand their perilous adventures."

Now for the compulsory: "Aharrgghh-arrgggh-arggghhh."