Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 09:25 pm
Disney produces first movie-license iPod gameSlipping through the cracks of the week's releases is the first iPod game to draw on a movie license: Disney Online Studios' Pirates of the Caribbean: Aegir's Fire.
Compatible with both newer iPod classic and iPod nano devices as well as the older fifth-generation iPod with video, the new game is based on a new story set in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie trilogy's universe.
Players chiefly engage in ship-to-ship combat over the course of 30 missions and are encouraged to use the iPod's click wheel as though it were a boat's steering wheel.
Gamers can also upgrade their ship and bring on well-known characters from the movies as crew members, Apple says.
The game is priced at the same $5 as for all iPod titles and is only the second game based on an outside movie or TV license, the other being an adaptation of ABC's ongoing Lost TV show.
On Topic: iPod
- Teardown of Apple's new 16GB iPod touch finds few changes from other 5th-gen models
- Video offers glimpse at Apple's revamped 16GB iPod touch
- Apple's iPod touch reaches 100 million sales milestone
- Apple unveils new 16GB iPod touch model without iSight, priced at $229
- Apple's online store now offering refurbed 7th Generation iPod Nanos, cheaper refurbed iPads