JoWooD/DreamCatcher Games Ships The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft

October 1, 2008

Games Ships ‘The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft’

Bestselling and Longest Running Literary
Series Videogame Available at Retailers Nationwide

One of literature’s most beloved detective
series, The Hardy Boys, transforms into an exciting interactive experience as
JoWooD and DreamCatcher Games, leading worldwide publishers and distributors of
interactive entertainment software, today announced The Hardy Boys: The Hidden
Theft for Windows is available at retail outlets nationwide. Featuring the
voices and likenesses of teen media titans Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley, The
Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is a highly-anticipated mystery adventure that
takes fans on an exciting ride through the world of the teen super sleuths.

“With more than 100 million books sold worldwide,
The Hardy Boys remains one of the most popular series to date, its distinct
characters and intriguing storylines are perfect for the interactive arena,”
said Byron Gaum, Global Product Marketing Manager, DreamCatcher Games. “Having
Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley chronicle the interactive adventures of Frank
and Joe Hardy adds an entertaining element to the game that fans everywhere will

In The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft, the vault at
Spencer Mansion is robbed, and the Bayport Police call on the Hardy Boys to help
tie-up some loose ends, but they soon find themselves in the middle of a major
criminal investigation that takes them on an adventure all over Bayport, and
even into New York City. But the pieces don’t add up, and Frank and Joe find
themselves embroiled in a drama of sinister proportions. Is the recent theft
linked to something from the past? Can Frank and Joe find and decipher the clues
in time to prevent another crime from happening?

During the course of the investigation, players
can choose from a variety of dialogue responses to personalize their experience;
tackle mini-games for valuable pieces of evidence and even contact Nancy Drew
and other characters for help. It will take all the deductive skills players
have to solve this masterful mystery.

Rated ‘E10+’ for Everyone 10+, The Hardy Boys:
The Hidden Theft is developed by XPEC Entertainment Inc. and published by
DreamCatcher Games and is now available for Windows for a suggested retail price
of $19.99. For more information about The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft please