Her Interactive Secures Top Spot As #1 Pc Game In North Americ
July 29, 2008
HER INTERACTIVE SECURES TOP SPOT AS #1 PC GAME IN NORTH AMERICA FOR JULY LAUNCH AS COMPANY ANNOUNCES SECOND PC OFFERING FOR 2008
A New Mystery Awaits in the Emerald Isle In ‘Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy ’
Acknowledging its expertise in the rapidly expanding market of video games for female players, Her Interactive Inc., the designer, developer and distributor of the award-winning Nancy Drew® PC games series, today announced that Nancy Drew®: The Phantom of Venice has debuted as the #1 PC game in North America on NPD’s sales charts at launch for the week ending July 12th. It is the second consecutive year in which the successful publisher has placed a game in the #1 sales spot. Additionally, Her Interactive announced its second PC game offering for the year with Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy.
“Our understanding of such a sought-after demographic is a unique component of our company – especially at a time when the female player is becoming a driving force in game sales, both online and at retail,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are extremely pleased with our ongoing success and look forward to bringing our consumers another great game in Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy.”
In Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy, Nancy Drew arrives in Ireland for what should be the joyous occasion of her friend’s wedding. When the unthinkable happens and the groom is nowhere to be found, Nancy must put her detective skills to work to determine if this is a case of cold feet or something far more sinister. Many of the local residents recount age-old rumors of a banshee haunting the Castle Malloy, and that has Nancy wondering if this rumored spirit has played a part in the groom’s disappearance.
As Nancy, players will immerse themselves in Irish folklore, and play elaborate puzzles centered around her friend’s wedding such as designing floral bouquets, creating seating charts and printing wedding programs. The bride’s best man is also the ex-boyfriend, so perhaps this isn’t your typical love story and Nancy may have to sort through a possible love triangle to discover the truth.
Rated “E” for Everyone, Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy will be available for purchase this October at retailers nationwide, as well as from the Her Interactive website for a suggested retail price of $19.99. More information about Her Interactive and the company’s entire line of exciting Nancy Drew games can be found online at www.HerInteractive.com.