Nancy Drew Cracks The Case for the First Time on the Wii™ As Her Interactive and SEGA Release 'Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek'|
Best-Selling Adventure Game Series Makes Leap from PC to Console
Her Interactive, the designer, developer and publisher of the best-selling Nancy Drew® PC adventure game series, and SEGA® of America today announced that Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is currently available for the Wii™ home video game system. This release marks the first time that the award winning series has ventured outside the PC platform and onto a major home console system, the incredibly successful Wii. By incorporating new gameplay mechanics that make the most of the Wii controls, Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek delivers a familiar yet fresh gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family in the comfort of their living room.
“We’ve been successfully developing and marketing to the core casual game player – females – for years, and it is exciting to extend our brand further into the mainstream with its first console launch,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with Sega to bring the Nancy Drew franchise to the widely adopted Wii system.”
“We are delighted to work with HER Interactive to focus on the more casual female gamer and bring such an iconic character to the Wii.” Says Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. “The successful Nancy Drew series on PC, and now on Wii, has demonstrated an amazing ability to bring books to life and tap into some great memories for gamers of all ages.”
In Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, players find Nancy far from home in the middle of the Canadian Rockies where she is investigating several suspicious accidents that have occurred at Chantal’s normally cozy Icicle Creek Lodge. To make matters worse, an eerie wolf’s howl in the distance is haunting the guests at night, causing Nancy to wonder if the accidents and the mysterious wolf are connected.
Assuming the role of Nancy Drew, players embark on a mystery adventure that will tax their deductive reasoning skills as they tackle intricate puzzles and master a variety of gesture-based mini-games with the Wii Remote™. Additionally, Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek lets players choose either a Junior or Senior Detective level, making it a perfect game for players of all skill levels.
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is currently available at retailers nationwide, and from the Her Interactive website for a suggested retail price of $29.95. More information on Her Interactive and the company’s entire line of exciting Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com.
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About Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2008. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. Publishing 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.
About Her Interactive
Her Interactive is the pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive adventure entertainment targeted to female play preferences. The company designs, develops and publishes high-quality, award-winning mystery adventure games. More information on the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com.
About SEGA of America Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® of America’s web site is located at www.sega.com.