Sid Meier’s Pirates! returns to gaming today with the series’ debut on the iPad. The 17th-century action-adventure title puts gamers in the pegleg of a pirate out to save their family from the Marquis de la Montalban. Captains will be able to raid the Caribbean and take part in a host of mini-games, from sword fighting to dancing. While Pirates! is compatible with both models, the iPad 2 does have some exclusive features, including optimized graphics, the ability to “piratize” photos to display on ships, and Game Center support.
To celebrate the launch, 2K is offering the game at a significant discount. From now until July 25, the $6.99 app will be available for $3.99. And some additional good news for bargain hunters, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution App, also for the iPad, is on sale for $6.99 until July 25.