2K Games have announced that Sid Meier's Pirates! is heading to the Wii. The game, which is being developed by 2K China, makes full use of the Wii controls and adds 2 new Wii exclusive mini games - Bombardment and Lock Picking as well as new character and ship customization options.

"We are big fans of the Wii and think Pirates! is the perfect game to bring to that platform," said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games, and designer of the Sid Meier's Pirates! series. "We're sure Wii fans will enjoy the timeless adventure of being a pirate captain on the high seas as much as all of our other fans have!"

Players can take control of 27 fully customizable ships as they descend upon unsuspecting ports of call to assemble a motley crew of seafaring bandits. Captains will collect secret treasure maps, undertake daring missions, play havoc with local townspeople and swiftly hand out pirate-style justice.