Mei Day

Have you heard? We have an official pre-order date and official release date for Midnight in Salem! Yes, it was originally set for fall 2015, and spring 2019, but as you can see – the work is evident. Check out the tease of character Mei, in her full 3D rendering in a 3D environment:

Our team has a lot more work done, but we will slowly tease out more news, and show off more in the future. 🙂

Read the May Day update here!

-Little Jackalope

59 responses to “Mei Day”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so excited!! I know some people may be disappointed with the date, but personally I can see a huge improvement with the animation and overall quality. I think this is going to be an incredible game, and worth the wait. Thank you for all your putting up with us during this time, LJ. Mei looks perfect with her new design. She has so many layers of mystery and intrigue already, I can tell! Although from the concept art I think she’s hiding something under the hair… a burn, maybe? Either way the art is wonderful, along with the graveyard picture, and this teaser is phenomenal. Will we be getting teases for each character individually? Thanks again for everything!!! I can’t wait! 🙂

  2. Harper Thornton says:

    I love the Mei teaser! The graphics look, if possible, better than the ones in SEA. I cannot wait to order the game and to see more behind-the-scenes footage as you reveal it! Thanks from a ND gaming fan!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are some of the voices in the Nancy Drew games trailer from MID? Like the “something’s coming” and the “I need answers” and the “I’m not the type to run away”? Just curious! That trailer is awesome too!!

    • Sarah says:

      I believe “I need answers” is Chantal’s voice from ICE. Can’t speak about the others though.

  4. Elizabeth Riepenhoff says:

    YES!!!!! Plus, for this sort of theme/feel, an October/November release date makes more sense in my opinion. I’m so excited!

  5. Mill says:

    Hopefully we can actually trust y’all this time. Every time it comes to the “release date” y’all change it!

  6. Ash says:

    Yes, bummed about the delay but this looks like it’s going to be such a beautiful game. I’m so excited! Awesome job all.

  7. budford says:

    Awesome! Cant wait! Really looking forward to it! =)

  8. Harper Thornton says:

    Anyone know of a place that treats the newly discovered disorder ‘MID Update Addiction’? 🙂 Mine is causing me to watch Mei over and over, but symptoms may vary… 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      Haha me too! I must have watched it a hundred times! Symptoms include extreme happiness and excitement, paired with lack of focus on homework…

    • SkyroSleuth says:

      Yeah. I’ve been trying to see if there is anything else in the trailer to give a clue of what is to come.

  9. stefan says:

    You have no idea how excited I got seeing this out of nowhere!! I hope you do these short teasers for every character individually so we could see how they look in 3d. Also, Mei’s voice sounds very familiar. Is she voiced by Shelby Rabara or Deedee Magno by any chance?

  10. Teaspoon says:

    I had a feeling it would be delayed to Fall, but I feel that’s appropriate. I’m definitely excited; it’s looking amazing!

  11. Grace says:

    HerInteractive, let me just say:

    The last couple months of my life have been excruciating, so bad I’ve contemplated not coming to school or doing some of my once beloved after-school activities. This announcement has completely flipped my mood. I’ve messaged friends and family (people who don’t play the games) and gabbed madly since the release video. I’m currently writing a paper about Nancy Drew for a composition assignment, and I was going to end it asking if MID will ever release. Now, I’ve never been so excited to rewrite a conclusion.

    Thank you, Her, for fantastic past memories and even better future ones.

  12. Steph says:

    Can’t wait for MID to come out! It’s gonna be so weird to not have Lani Minella’s Nancy Drew voice though. I’m sure this game will be great and worth the wait.

    • Yeah, it will certainly feel that way. She’s done her voice for quite sometime! She’s in a lot of my ND games, I’m actually getting close to getting all the previous ones, I still need to Stay Tuned For Danger, Treasure in The Royal Tower, The Final Scene and The Captive Curse!

      • Steph says:

        I have them all but haven’t played quite a few of them yet. I’m trying to make them last til November now.

  13. I’m so excited I may as well get it for Christmas since it’s coming just in time for that!

  14. Himeko says:

    Gonna take a while to get used to Nancy’s new voice. Honestly took me a bit t realize she was speaking in the reel. Glad to hear Lani still saying Dare to Play in the outro though.

  15. nicole says:

    so exited for MID! is there going to be a twitch party this month?

  16. Emerald says:

    Hi LJ,

    Did you mean MID was originally set for fall 2015 since LIE came out in fall 2014?

  17. Kelly says:

    This is great news! Super excited to see more of MID while waiting for November! By the way, will pre-orders be open for your international fans, or is it for US residents only? Super hyped for the release and can’t wait to add it to my shelf 🙂

    • Little Jackalope says:

      I’m pretty sure pre-orders and normal orders will be available worldwide, but we will confirm once we get closer to pre-order date. 🙂

  18. May I ask why Lani is not doing the voice of Nancy anymore?

    • Anonymous says:

      We have been told that the company did not want Lani anymore as the voice of Nancy Drew and decided that it was time to make a change. No further explanation given.

  19. Huw Miller says:

    Hey LJ! Is it possible at all in the future to get a wallpaper of the new cover photo on the MID page? It looks really cool and I would love to rep it!

  20. What is the next game for the twitch stream?

  21. Jessieroo1995 says:

    So excited for MID!!! When are we expecting the new trailer LJ??? I can’t wait to see more of what the new game will look like

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Jessieroo1995! I’m not sure when the official trailer will be released, but it will be in time for pre-orders at the latest. I’m sure we will have more “teases” first, though. 😉

  22. Kokokringlecat22 says:

    Yay, I am so excited!! Can’t wait for MID!! 🙂

  23. Rachel says:

    I see a few design changes here with regard to Mei – she’s no longer albino? Also, holy cow, those graphics are gorgeous. I’m not picky when it comes to graphics, but this looks like a real treat!

    Nancy’s new voice actress still sounds kind of… meh. Is she new to VA? She needs to sound a little more alive (I don’t mean to sound harsh, if that’s how I’m coming off). I figured, after the few years since we heard her at the end of SEA, she would’ve been a little more practiced by now.

    One more thing: I know MID’s page says it’ll be available on disc, but is that still the plan, LJ? Just curious, as digital downloads have increased exponentially since SEA.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Rachel! More specific details will be released in the future, including the platforms the game will be launched. Glad you like the graphics so far!

  24. Jessica says:

    Is the sneak peak we got really the new trailer?!?! I was definitely hoping for a better one!

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Jessica! The sneak peak is just that – a tease. It’s not the official trailer for the game. That will be released closer to the Pre-Order date.

  25. Courtney says:

    Thank you so much for giving us a release date!! I am super excited to play this game when it comes out! Although, why did Mei’s last name change from Parris to Parry??

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hello Courtney! The last name was a design change in relation to some of the Salem history. More details to come later!

  26. Rant says:

    I am so happy about this! I was getting sure disappointed over the waiting time, given that I started playing these games around 2008 (so I was pretty young). I remember staying up late when I wasn’t supposed to, the noise and lights turned down low, and fear coursing through my veins as Nancy would die in occasionally ridiculous ways, but they were happy memories and each game contributed to that vibe! It makes me to go back to that time, before I moved two times, and now it’s back! I hope this game has the same vibe. Thank you all so much!

  27. Steph says:

    I don’t know if you can release this information yet or maybe you have but do you know how much MID cost? Like will it be more then the last game or the same, less?

  28. Abby says:

    Did Mei and Teegan’s last names change? I could have sworn they used to be something different.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      It did, Abby. I believe it was a design change in correlation to some backstory and Salem history.

      • Lia says:

        @LJ Is it possible that any of the other character’s names will change as well?

        @Abby I think it used to be “Parris” because of Betty Parris, a girl who accused people of being witches during the trials.

  29. Sarah says:

    Will MID be available on Steam?

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Sarah! MID might come to Steam, but after it is released on our web site first.

  30. Emily says:

    I am very disappointed in the length of time it has taken to receive a new game considering it’s been 5 years since the last game has come out and we were promised this 4 years ago….my grandma was the one who originally got me into playing around the age of 8. I own and have played every game too many times to count. I do not see any improvement from the last games graphics to this 2 second clip that just came out. Hopefully it does not take another 5 years for the next one…..

  31. Jackson says:

    Hi LJ,

    I am so happy about the game!

    But I have a question:

    Does Mei have albinism?

    I am confused, so thank you for making me not confused 🙂

  32. Will says:

    I actually squealed when I saw this, oh my goodness I’m SO excited!!

  33. LJ I just saw the announcement for the twitch stream and I will be there for all three, can’t wait! I love Kate & Nancy’s little mystery mother and daughter relationship! LOL!

  34. Krissy says:

    I just happened to catch this announcement as a commercial on YouTube and had to look it up to see if it’s true. What’s funny is the release date is set for my mom’s 51st birthday. She read the books when she was a kid, started me on the books and my dad and grandfather started me on the games back in 2000. When my daughter gets a bit older I will be introducing her to ND as well. It’s a family thing at this point

  35. Jackson says:

    Hi LJ,

    Will Mei still have albinism?

    Thank you!

  36. James P. says:

    Does this mean the newest ND game will be using a fully 3D engine for the first time? That would be incredible!

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