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Sid Meier's Pirates! sailing the App Store seas on iPad from tomorrow

It's a pirate's life for me

Sid Meier's Pirates! sailing the App Store seas on iPad from tomorrow

The multi-award winning open-world pirate adventure Sid Meier's Pirates! is setting sail tomorrow for Apple's iPad.

The game sees you take to the helm of your trusty ship in search of your kidnapped family.

You can, of course, forget about your family and go on a pillaging spree, or battle your rivals as you focus on becoming the greatest pirate who ever lived.

Other pirate activities include chasing trade galleons, attacking cities, pursuing other romantic relationships, and drinking copious amounts of grog. Probably.

Website IGN states that the transition to Apple's iPad feels natural and that the controls have shifted well.

Sailing is handled by touching the screen in front of your vessel's bow, and you fence with opponents using simple swipes.

Sid Meier's Pirates! will be available for the iPad tomorrow for £2.49/$3.99, but that price will rise to £4.99/$6.99 from Monday the 25th.