The Hardy Boys Hop Aboard Her Interactive’s New PC Adventure Game, Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

The Hardy Boys
Hop Aboard Her Interactive’s New PC Adventure Game,
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

Game Marks the First Time Frank and Joe Appear in the Award-Winning Series as
Animated Characters

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 27, 2005–Famous brother detectives
Frank and Joe Hardy team up with super sleuth Nancy Drew to crack a mystery that
unfolds aboard a locomotive hurtling from Chicago to the west.
Jammed with a cast of intriguing characters, Nancy Drew:
Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon sends players on a trail of adventurous thrills
on the train and through mining towns along the journey.
The PC adventure
game, the 13th in the award-winning Nancy Drew series from Her Interactive, will
be available at retail stores nationwide on September 30, 2005.

"We are
incredibly excited about Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon," said Megan Gaiser,
president of Her Interactive. "This is the first time the game series has
introduced Frank and Joe as Nancy’s animated sidekicks, really opening up the
game’s audience to both boys and girls who love a fun and challenging adventure.
Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon is simply the best game Her Interactive has
brought to market. The environments and gameplay are

The game opens
as the Hardy Boys accept an invitation from socialite Lori Girard to join a team
of researchers and detectives to unravel a century-old secret. Frank and Joe ask
their pal Nancy Drew to join them aboard Lori’s elegant private train,
originally built for 19th century adventurer Jake Hurley. Long ago, Jake set out
to discover the "mother lode" during the heyday of mining in the west. Trouble
soon followed when Jake’s beloved wife Camille passed away. Though despondent,
Jake continued his search for riches. Later, the train was found abandoned in
remote Blue Moon Canyon; the engineer dead, seemingly struck down by a heart
attack. Jake had mysteriously vanished.

Nancy Drew: Last
Train to Blue Moon Canyon players will investigate the train and all of its
hidden secrets, explore old mining towns and crawl deep into mineshafts and
hidden passageways. Players will also interrogate the train’s passengers and
uncover clues to determine whether Lori is really interested in discovering what
happened to the train’s first owner or if she’s interested in pursuing some long
lost secret Jake discovered in his search for treasure. Characters such as
historical novelist Charleena Purcell, police
detective Tino Balducci
and ghost channel host John Grey all have potentially useful information that
will help Nancy, Frank and Joe unravel the mystery.

Like all Nancy
Drew games, Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon contains several puzzles that yield
valuable clues upon being solved. The game also contains two difficulty settings
for junior and senior detectives, enabling both new and experienced detectives
to have fun.

Nancy Drew: Last
Train to Blue Moon Canyon carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone) and is priced
at $19.99. The game is currently available at retail stores nationwide, and at

About Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew
debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2005. 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.