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Buena Vista Games Ships Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Handheld Video Game Platforms

Includes Company's First PSPTM System Title

BURBANK, Calif. - Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that handheld video games based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" have shipped to retail stores in North America. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest video games for the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DSTM and Game Boy® Advance will be on store shelves on Friday, 7th July, to coincide with the film's release on July 6th.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest lets gamers embark on a high-seas adventure that parallels events from the upcoming summer blockbuster film release," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "As one of the most successful handheld video game publishers, BVG looks forward to offering gamers the opportunity to take the action from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film franchise with them wherever they go."

Developed by Amaze Entertainment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest comprise three unique swashbuckling third-person action/adventure video games in which players engage in action that reflects the cunning world of the film franchise - with an abundance of disloyalty, humor and revenge.

The PSP system version, BVG's first game for the platform, offers gamers the opportunity to control Captain Jack Sparrow. Players can utilize strength and speed attacks to take down enemies as well as "dirty moves," typical of pirate fighting. The PSP system version also features multiplayer ship battles for up to four players via local wireless. Ship battle gameplay contains 10 maps and offers GameShare mode (only one game disc needed to play on multiple PSP systems).

In the Nintendo DS version, players embark on a daring adventure as each of the three main characters - Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. Each character has his or her own signature fight move. The Nintendo DS version also includes three two-player mini-games that can be played via local wireless. The mini-games include Walk The Plank, Boom Barge and Shoot The Monkey.

The Game Boy Advance version lets players take the helm of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow in three-dimensional seafaring action to battle other ships or sail to 15 islands. The title for the GBA includes 50 side-scrolling adventure maps.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for the PSP system, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are rated 12+ by the Pan-European Gaming Information (PEGI).

About "The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" film

In this swashbuckling follow-up to the blockbuster 2003 film, Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue: it turns out Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation.

About Buena Vista Games

Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.buenavistagames.com/uk.

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