Johnny Depp to Lend Voice to Bethesda's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Video Game
Star of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" films to Play Captain Jack Sparrow in a New Adventure for PlayStation®2 and PC
June 23, 2006 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda Softworks® today announced that award-winning actor Johnny Depp will lend his voice as Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming video game, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow. Slated for a June 27 release for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PC, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow features a blend of fast-paced action and adventure.
“We are thrilled to have Johnny Depp working on this project,” says Todd Vaughn, executive producer of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow. “We couldn’t imagine a better way to capture the spirit of the character than to have Depp lend his voice to Captain Jack Sparrow. It truly adds to an already rich gameplay experience.”
Depp received a Best Actor Academy Award® nomination for his work in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2004.
Developed by Seven Studios and Bethesda Softworks and distributed under license from Buena Vista Games, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow provides players with a unique gaming experience. Play as Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner as you slash and hack your way through fully interactive and immersive environments. The adventures are yours to experience first hand in this exciting action game that embodies the characters and settings of the popular films.
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About Bethesda Softworks®
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently with The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™ and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®. Among Bethesda’s more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls® series and Fallout®, as well as its licensed properties, Pirates of the Caribbean™ and Star Trek®. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
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