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'ND: Danger on Deception Island' & 'ND: Haunted Carousel' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT

Her Interactive, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages are releasing Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island and Nancy Drew: Haunted Carousel for the PC.. Read more for pressrelease.

HER INTERACTIVE SHIPS NANCY DREW: DANGER ON DECEPTION ISLAND

Her Interactive, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages are releasing Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island for the PC. The mystery adventure game gives Nancy a break as she embarks on an action-packed vacation, but she gets more action than she bargained for when she climbs aboard a whale-watching boat that has been vandalized. Fans aged 10 and up take on the role of Nancy Drew to solve the latest mystery in this ninth game of the highly acclaimed Nancy Drew CD-ROM series.

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island is set in the San Juan Islands' town of Snake Horse Harbor. The townspeople are divided over what to do about an orphaned orca whale that has appeared in the channel and decided to stay. They're also on edge due to a series of unsolved burglaries; and now the local whale-watching boat has been sabotaged and a threatening note left for Nancy's host, boat owner Katie Firestone.

Firestone, a biologist, has been vocal about helping the whale, but someone apparently considers it meddling and wants her stopped. Are Katie's efforts contributing to the greater good of the town and the orca? Are the burglaries, vandalism and whale debate somehow connected?

As Nancy Drew, players must question Katie and others to root out what and who is behind the disturbing events, including Jenna Deblin, a passionate conservationist who disagrees with Katie's research; aggressive businessman Andy Jason who will stop at nothing to grow his business; and Holt Scotto, a fourth generation fisherman looking to curry favor with the locals as he seeks a public office.

Players will need to solve several mysteries throughout the game and figure out a myriad of puzzles in their search for clues. As they travel through the seaside community of Snake Horse, players will also put the game's GPS tool to use as they travel via kayak into dangerous currents, walk along rocky beaches, navigate around orcas and through the islands surrounded by fog and uncharted sea caves.

As with other Nancy Drew games, players who need tips can tap Nancy's pals, Ned, Bess, George and the Hardy Boys, or visit the online message boards found at www.herinteractive.com to ask for and share information with other Nancy Drew fans.

The game features two levels of difficulty: junior detective for new players and senior detective for more seasoned Nancy Drew players. Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island is priced at £29.99 ad is available from www.amazon.co.uk.

System requirements for the game include: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP; 200 MHz Pentium processor; 16MB RAM; 200 MB available hard disk space; 16-bit color graphics video card; 8x CD-ROM drive; 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card; mouse and speakers.

HER INTERACTIVE TO SHIP NANCY DREW: THE HAUNTED CAROUSEL

Her Interactive, a developer of interactive entertainment for girls and women, are releasing Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel, a game that beckons players to investigate some highly unusual incidents occurring at a local amusement park. The latest Nancy Drew game is the eighth title in the award-winning CD-ROM series.

Targeted at players 10 and up, Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel, puts gamers in the shoes of Nancy Drew as she explores a seaside amusement park teeming with fear, secrets and crime. At the heart of the mystery is an antique carousel horse that has disappeared and a merry-go-round that has begun operating on its own.

Finding answers to these strange occurrences will take all of the courage, cunning and skill Nancy can muster in order to obtain information from a myriad of eclectic characters such as the park's bookkeeper, Joy Trent, whose childhood memories are forever linked to the carousel's mysterious past; the capable but strangely forgetful chief engineer, Ingrid Corey; Harlan Bishop, the park's newly hired security officer who seems suspiciously reluctant to discuss his past, and hipster Elliot Chen, the park's offbeat art director who is an expert in the art of procrastination.

As the player wanders through the life-like amusement park piecing together clues, she'll become involved in more than 30 activities and puzzles within the game. After speaking to the characters in the game, players will need to work hard to uncover key hints that lie hidden amid the roller coaster, carousel and haunted house.

Players will be able to keep track of their clues using an in-game laptop and if they get stumped, they can tap built-in game hints such as the "phone a friend" feature where Nancy flips open her cell phone to call pals Bess, George and the Hardy Boys. Players can also reference www.herinteractive.com, a community where players can get live online hints and tips and share their own clues with other Nancy Drew players and fans.

As with previous Nancy Drew games, The Haunted Carousel offers two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective, allowing both experienced players and new comers to enjoy an entertaining experience.

Distributed by Interactive Ideas Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel) will be released on 21st November 2003. The game will be available for £29.99 through Amazon.co.uk.

System requirements for the game include: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP; 200 MHz Pentium processor; 16MB RAM; 160 MB available hard disk space; 16-bit color graphics video card; 8x CD-ROM drive; 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card; mouse and speakers.

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