Young or old, male or female, who doesn’t love a good mystery – or know someone who does?
Bellevue, WA (Vocus) October 19, 2010
It’s no secret, the leading mystery maker Her Interactive has the perfect game adventure for every mystery lover this holiday season. From a spine-tingling ghost story across the pacific, to a Southwestern Ranch home to more than just cowboys, iconic teen detective Nancy Drew is on the case in several new -- and even a few classic favorite -- adventures this holiday season for PC, Mac and now iPad®.
First up: Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge launches today for PC and Mac. This brand new adventure takes Nancy to Japan to solve her scariest case yet. Then on November 1st, the ultimate Collector’s Edition Fan Favorites launches exclusively on the Her Interactive website. This limited-edition holiday bundle features three favorite PC adventure games as voted on by the fans – all packaged in an exclusive tin commemorating the cover art from the games. Finally, Nancy Drew goes mobile in December with the launch of a new Interactive choose you own mystery adventure series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries only for iPad, iPhone® and iPod touch®.
“Young or old, male or female, who doesn’t love a good mystery – or know someone who does?” says Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive. “Nancy has been solving mysteries for 80 years and this holiday season she’ll be solving them on PC, Mac and for the first time, the Apple mobile devices as well.”
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge:
Even Nancy Drew deserves a vacation – after all she is celebrating 80 years. In her 23rd outing, Nancy heads to Japan for a little R&R with Bess and George. Then, her vacation quickly turns into terror. When the other guests run scared, it’s up to Nancy to track down the vengeful ghost haunting the traditional Japanese ryokan (inn) where she is staying. Playing as Nancy, you are immersed in Japanese culture - learning about Japanese customs, myths and even navigating the train system - while solving this ghost story. The game launches today at Target and Wal-Mart retail locations, as well as online at the Her Interactive website and Amazon.com.
Nancy Drew: Collector’s Edition Fan Favorites
Her Interactive surveyed the fans to uncover their favorite Nancy Drew Adventure series games of all time. This must-have, limited-edition collection features the top three fan favorites. In Treasure in a Royal Tower (#4), Nancy must find the ancient clues to uncover a legendary secret from Marie Antoinette. In The Secret of Shadow Ranch (#10), Nancy takes a ride into terror to rein in a ghostly secret. Finally, in Curse of Blackmoor Manor (#11) Nancy explores the dark legends lurking in the shadows of an English manor. The PC adventure games are packaged in an exclusive tin featuring game cover artwork, along with a one-of-a-kind journal featuring never-before-seen original concept sketches from the games. Perfect for fans just starting their Nancy Drew game collection, the Collector’s Edition Fan Favorites launches November 1 exclusively on the Her Interactive website for $49.99.
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch
The new Mobile Mysteries series of apps takes mystery fans on an interactive, mystery adventure that twists and turns with every choice you make or mini-game you play. The first app in the series, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, is a completely new adventure inspired by the popular and best-selling Nancy Drew Adventure PC game, The Secret of Shadow Ranch. Nancy must uncover the secrets around the mysterious ranch, including reining in a phantom horse, finding a lost mine, and catching a ghostly thief. Shadow Ranch will be available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch this December.
These products join other Nancy Drew adventure games launched this year, including the 22nd adventure, Trail of the Twister, and a re-mastered version the very first Nancy Drew PC game, Secrets Can Kill, in celebration of Nancy Drew’s 80th anniversary.
About Her Interactive:
Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive mystery adventures played by females, young and old. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and is the world leader in the mystery gaming category. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 8 million copies. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl detective, making her one of history’s longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise since 2004, the Nancy Drew series has outsold Harry Potter, Myst and Tomb Raider.
More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at http://www.HerInteractive.com or http://www.NancyDrewMobileMysteries.com. Find Her Interactive on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NancyDrewPCGames, or follow Her Interactive on Twitter @HerInteractive.
About Nancy Drew:
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2010, as she celebrates her 80th anniversary. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.
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