LEGACY INTERACTIVE AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES DIGITAL PLATFORMS GROUP TURN LONG RUNNING MYSTERY SERIES INTO INTERACTIVE GAME WITH THE SEQUEL TO MURDER, SHE WROTE
Murder, She Wrote 2 Will Be Available Online and in Retail Stores in Early 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 17, 2011) – Television’s most beloved murder series is back for a second round of intrigue in an all–new interactive video game. Leading casual game publisher Legacy Interactive announced today that the sequel to the best selling game Murder, She Wrote, will be available online and in retail stores in early 2012. The game is licensed by Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group. Legacy’s development partner on the project is ChaYoWo Games.
Follow world famous crime fiction writer Jessica Fletcher as she investigates three new cases of murder and misadventure in the sleepy but deadly town of Cabot Cove! From theft and embezzlement, to forgery and murder, players will be kept guessing as they try to outwit each clever culprit. Blending light adventure game play with exciting hidden object searches, players can now keep persistent inventory as they crack each case, solving diverse mini–games and puzzles smoothly integrated into each mystery. With all the popular features of the original, players also get the chance to fill Jessica’s gumshoes as they explore larger environments in Cabot Cove and use the map to travel from location to location.
“Murder, She Wrote was a hit in 2010, and we are very pleased to be bringing back the beloved franchise in a sequel ideally suited for the casual gaming audience,” says Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Interactive. “The graphic quality and inventive storylines will delight our customers.”
Master over 80 puzzles with familiar characters from the show, including Jessica Fletcher, Seth Hazlitt and Sheriff Mort Metzger. Featuring 3 original cases and over 6 hours of gameplay, Murder, She Wrote 2 provides captivating storylines and puzzling challenges that are sure to please both long time fans of the show and casual gamers alike.
For more information, please send a request to:
Legacy Interactive PR Contact
Eddie Kim, PR Manager
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About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive® is a leading developer and publisher of casual games on all platforms. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has established a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Twilight Zone, Law & Order, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Psych, and House M.D. Through Legacy’s casual game platform at www.legacygames.com, customers can play hundreds of casual games from both Legacy as well as its third party partners. Legacy’s games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through both retail and digital channels.www.legacyinteractive.com
About ChaYoWo Games
ChaYoWo is India’s largest casual game developer servicing outsourced game development solutions, art/animation design & development, Game QA and Advergaming to clients throughout the world as well as creating high quality original IP & game portals. ChaYoWo Games success has been born out of a global outlook and a passionate attention to detail with offices and over 100 staff in India. Placing service and quality first has enabled ChaYoWo to build an extensive portfolio of satisfied clients and successful original IP that serve as real-world examples to the benefits of outsourcing to an experienced market leader. ChaYoWo Games offers development services and creates original IP for PC, MAC, Online Flash, iPhone and iPad, Xbox Live, Android, Blackberry and more. The Company recently signed contracts in the social space as well and is in the process of developing a virtual world for Facebook.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world–renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third–party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store.