Pre-Orders for MID: Oct. 15th
Pre-orders and the official release date for Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem has been pushed out, but, only by two weeks. Read our official letter here and re-mark your calendars for October 15th to pre-order and December 3rd to release date.
Creating a new game on a new engine with a new user interface, a new inventory, new animations, new puzzles, new navigation and more, this delay makes the most sense from our standing. MID is looking terrific, but there are a lot of things to polish and perfect to ensure a great playing experience. We don’t want the game crashing, or broken logic leaving you wondering what to do, or characters to say something that you haven’t asked them about yet, and we want you to be able to finish the game without getting blocked from accomplishing the next task on your task list.
We do apologize for the extended wait, but I can honestly say this one is the one that is worth it.
Here are a few quick FAQs:
- Pre-ordering will open at 11:00am PT on October 15th, 2019
- There will be a PC digital download, Mac digital download, and PC physical copy to choose from
- If you pre-order a digital copy, you may download your game on December 3rd, 2019
- If you pre-order a physical copy, we will ship them out on December 3rd in the order that people placed the orders
- There is no BONUS Edition for Midnight in Salem
- Physical copies for this game will ONLY be available at herinteractive.com, it will not be in retail stores like Target, Best Buy, or Walmart
- There is a limited run of 10,000 physical copies total, and once they are gone, no more will be made
- All Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem games purchased at herinteractive.com will receive a free digital strategy guide
- We will not need 4 years to build the new games after MID, it will be sooner. 😉
- We will have a big prize pack – which can be won by a randomly selected winner from everyone who pre-orders – stay tuned for details!
We still have some 3D environments and more 3D characters to show off in the coming weeks! Also, please enjoy this bonus teaser trailer! (We will have a bigger, official trailer later!)
Note: the part with the line “I don’t know how to explain it, but I saw something,” is the new voice of Nancy, which was the same voice actress at the end of Sea of Darkness where it teases MID “Join me in my next adventure.”
Approximately how many hours of gameplay can we expect?
Hello Julie! Depending on how you play, give or take 15-20 hours is the rough average from my playing. 😉
While we all want a good game that works well, it’s the constant promises of release dates that is the problem. It makes a company look unprofessional to keep changing the information. That’s what’s annoying HER fans the most. It doesn’t seem like the company isn’t managing itself very well, new engine or not.
Nothing but false promises and excuses. Shame on you as an entire company. The way you have gone about this is totally insane, disrespectful and rude to your long-standing loyal fans. You advertised literally the night before regarding the preorders and then abruptly changed it the day of, when many people had their credit cards in hand. You don’t deserve our business, and I will not be pre ordering or purchasing this game. You’ve had many years to perfect it, and ample delays. It’s evident that you will be going out of business.
Hello Jenna, I apologize for upsetting you and fellow players who anticipated October 1st. We mean no disrespect and apologize for the delay to the pre-order and release dates. This delay was one that I am thankful happened – because as one of the testers, I wanted to be sure the game was worthy of releasing. We took extra time to put more polishing into the game. Again, I apologize to the spontaneous delay. I hope the game will meet our players’ expectations.
What’s the new voice actresse’s name?
Hi Jillian! We haven’t revealed the name of the new voice actress for Nancy, but we will in the next month!
The teaser looks great! But I am curious, will the navigation be the same as the older games or will it be something like from this game?
Hello Andrew! I do not see any cursors in that trailer for that game, but the graphics have some similarities to Midnight in Salem. We will be sharing more information about it a little later. 🙂
While I’m sad that I didn’t get to pre-order today, I will saythat I’m all for the date you guys chose to move it too. I get my 30-week ultrasound that day, so now I have 2 things to look forward to on the 15th!
Congrats on your new addition! I hope everything is healthy with the little detective! There are still physical copies left if you were concerned about the availability in pre-ordering. 🙂
Is there going to be a cover art reveal for this game? Just curious as we haven’t seen or heard anything along those lines. Thanks!
Hello, Huw! Yes, there will be a cover art reveal, but not yet. Keep an ear out for when we release that!
Awesome! I’m looking forward to it! Can you say yet if the artist is Mark Tolleshaug or another artist?
Mmmm… not sure if I can say yet. Will let everyone know sometime around the reveal of the cover art. 😉
Are there current plans in the works for the game(s) after MID?I think a lot of us fans are worried the HER might go out of business.
Hello Alyssa! Don’t believe the rumors about us going out of business. We do have early plans for future Nancy Drew games, so stay tuned for updates in the future!
That’s okay. Two weeks isn’t that long anyway. I appreciate your honesty and I’m glad you’re doing all that you can to make this game perfect. While others may be discouraged, as a person who works in a creative field myself I completely understand all the hard work and dedication, and I know how long projects can take. As for the trailer, it looks fantastic!!! The improvement clearly shows, and I absolutely cannot wait for this game! The new actress for Nancy will take some getting used to, but overall I think your company has made good decisions in stepping forward. I truly believe that Midnight in Salem is going to be a wonderful game, and I cannot wait to see what else you bring in the future!
Hello! Thank you for the encouragement and understanding! I’m sorry it has taken us this long and for the many delays, but I’m happy to say we have pre-orders NOW open! I hope the game is enjoyable to you when it releases!
Is the voice in this trailer Nancy’s new voice or not? Whoever is posting replies on your Youtube channel has said that this IS NOT the voice of Nancy and that her voice will be released later.
Hello Sarah! Most of the talking in the teaser is by Olivia, not Nancy, and we thought the people commenting about it thought THAT was Nancy’s voice. We replied ‘no’ but later realized that the single line “I don’t know how to explain it, but I saw something” was indeed the new voice of Nancy. So we were just referring to different voices. Sorry for the confusion!
So excited! Will def be pre-ordering! <3
Aw thank you for supporting HeR Interactive, Lauren! 😀
The new Nancy IS in the trailer? YouTube replier said new Nancy is NOT in the trailer. I’m confused.
Hello Detective! We were a little confused as well, because most of the talking in the teaser is by Olivia, not Nancy, and we thought the people commenting about it thought THAT was Nancy’s voice. We replied ‘no’ but later realized that the single line “I don’t know how to explain it, but I saw something” was indeed the new voice of Nancy. So we were just referring to different voices. Sorry for the confusion!
What is bothersome is that the new date is posted at the end of the teaser, signaling that you knew about this date change and decided not to tell anyone on the day of preorders. Why not be honest and give everyone a heads up? It makes it hard to believe you will actually follow through on the 15th, even though I hope you will!
Hello Stephanie, I apologize for the late notice to the date change. The teaser was updated last-minute to reflect the change as well. Thankfully, we are now live with pre-orders today, after all.
I’m slightly confused… If I order a physical copy of the game, will the CD work on both PC and Mac or will it only work on one platform?
Hello Jordan! The physical CD is only Windows compatible. The Mac version is only available as a digital download. 🙁
So, there is no point at all in pre-ordering MID, good to know.
And in the comment section of this teaser on Youtube HeR Interactive says there is NO new Nancy’s voice in this video… Confusing.
Hello Catherine! When we saw those comments we were confused, thinking people were commenting on Olivia’s voice being the Nancy voice. Olivia speaks most of the lines in the teaser. But yes, Nancy’s line “I don’t know how to explain it, but I saw something” is indeed the new voice of Nancy. I apologize for this confusion!
Thanks for this post! Any information about the cost?
Hello Emily! The game is $21.99.
Will Midnight in Salem be available on Amazon?
Hello Kate! Yes, MID will be available on Amazon later.
Thanks for the update, LJ!! I’m a little sad it’ll be a longer wait, but I’m glad that you’re taking extra time to make MID look its best!
So cool that there’ll be a prize pack this time! I’m definitely ordering on October 15th! 😀
So, you’re beta testing the game? That’s why it was delayed?
Why is their a limited amount of physical copies? I love solving the mysteries and look forward to new games coming out but I don’t want a digital download since I’ll have to repurchase the game if I need to replace my laptop. If Her stops offering physical copies I’m probably not going to buy the games anymore. Why after preordering do we have to wait a little over a month to get the game?
Hello, I was just wondering if physical copies of Midnight in Salem can be shipped to Canada? Thank you for your time, and thank you for making such fun games.
Will you be using a magnifying glass cursor in the final version?
Hello Annie! The magnifying glass is one of the cursors in the game. There will also be arrow cursors and hand cursors. 😀
Ooft. Now I’m torn. I really want a boxed version, but then again I want to play it the day it comes out. Logically it doesn’t make sense to buy both but I’m really tempted haha.
Also, thanks for the info LJ! Wishing you guys luck as you finish up the game!
Hello Cambria! One option you can consider is this: find a blank DVD case, and once the cover art is revealed for MID, I will be offering a free digital PDF download of the DVD insert art. All you have to do is print it out, slip it into your case, and back up your digital game copy to a blank DVD disc. That way, you can play the digital game the day it is released, and still have that shelf display. 😉
Hi LJ! Thank you for the update, I was wondering if you would help me choose on what Nancy Drew pack should I get while waiting for MID. It’s between Nancy Drew 2 pack Vol 2 vs. Vol 3. Which would you choose? Thank you for your opinion!
Hello Hamad! That’s a tough question! But if I were choosing, I’d pick Volume 2. CAP and TMB are great games!
What kind of limitations will be on the digital downloads? Will we be able to download the game as many times as we want, or do we lose the game if we have to delete and re-install? I understand why HeR may want to encourage digital downloading, but I want to be sure that if I pay for a game, I won’t have to pay for it more than once.
Hello TC, you may download as many times as you need to from our store within the first 30 days. The Extended Download Service extends this to five years, however, you are also welcome to back up your digital game to a blank disc or a jump drive large enough to save it.
Hey LJ, I have a question about the game stats. The games features say that we get to meet and interact with all 11 characters, but only 10 characters have been introduced. Is there a secret character we haven’t learned about yet?
Hello Alex! Yes, there is another animated character we haven’t shown, and at least three non-animated character. 😉
Is there going to be a costume contest this year?
Hello Nicole! No costume contest this year since we had one earlier in 2019. We do have a Pumpkin Carving contest happening right now!
If I am forced to get the digital download because you run out of physical copies, will you at least sell a backup disc at a discount?
Random question about the Nancy Drew blanket (fleece throw) for sale on your linked website. Is there a possibility we will see the design printed horizontally (portrait instead of landscape) so that it can be placed on a bed like a duvet or throw with the images running top to bottom instead of side to side? Eg. A vertical portrait print instead of a landscape horizontal print. I like the images but am not a fan of how it would lay on a bed and would prefer the vertical design.
Hello Kate! I will pass along your request to the team. We may be to to add this option…
Will digital copies still be available on Steam?
Hello rachael! Yes, digital PC and Mac MID games will be on Steam December 3rd.
Hey LJ, Tess, Jai and Cece, about the Nancy Drew TV Series after Twitch party I just wanted to let you know that I don’t think I will be able to make that one because that night me and my family have to go to Special Olympics Night Of Heroes which is very much like the movie awards, the tony nominations that sort of thing but it’s Special Olympics so I don’t know how late we’re coming back home, what we’ll you guys be doing on the twitch stream?
And are you guys going to have a halloween twitch stream this year? I’m gonna be Sarah Sanderson from Hocus Pocus!
Hello Jillian! Yes, we are having a Halloween Twitch Stream this year. Stay tuned!
Is there going to be a teaser for the next game at the end of Midnight In Salem? Just curious cause there usually is.
Hello NancyDrew32! I cannot say just yet if there will be a teaser at the end of the game. 🙁
Do you know if future games will have Bonus Editions for those who pre-order?
Hello Sam! It is a possibility to have Bonus Editions in the future, but we don’t have anything planned just yet for #34.
Hello! Will there not be any physical copies available for Macs?
Hi Anika! There will be no physical copies for Macs. Most Mac computers do not have a disc drive. 🙁
How much will it be?
Hello Merton! The game is $21.99 US Dollars.
Tomorrow is the 15th – Pre-Order day for MID.
Is it still on as far as you know?
Hello Brittany! This is not changed. We are now live with pre-orders, huzzah!
Ooh my God I’m so excited. I bet this will be worth the wait. I have been playing with my sisters ever since I was basically 3. True, I didnt really understand, but I was hooked. I’ve got my alarm ready to pre-order at 10:50. It’s finally come! From what I can tell, you guys have worked hard despite what everyone else thought. Even though you pushed the date back a little, at least it’s not a couple months. As Nancy says, It’s up to you as Nancy Drew! Good job guys!
Aw GK, thank you for the encouragement! I hope the game will be enjoyable to you when it releases! And thank you for supporting the HeR Interactive team by pre-ordering from our web site!
So excited! Will this game be available on Steam?
Hello Sarah! Yes, it will be available on Steam in the future.
Will it be on steam on the release day or will it take awhile to get there? Will it be on steam by Christmas?
Hello Detective! MID will indeed be available on Steam on December 3rd. 🙂
What does PT stand for?
Hello Tyler! PT stands for Pacific Time zone.
Bring back the Mac physical copy please!
Hi. When I ordered the Physical game of MID, there was an extended digital service in my card for $5.99. I just wanted to confirm this is actually available when ordering a physical game. Thanks!
Hello gardenia_rose! The EDS is applicable only to the digital games. I recommend removing the EDS if you are purchasing the physical game. 🙂
I know I hate it when people talk rumors about some things that aren’t true it’s very annoying!!
I have to say, I’m not a fan of Nancys new voice.
It’s not a bad voice, it’s just when i hear it I don’t think of Nancy Drew. It reminds me of people she met in the past games, with the deeper voice.
I’ll just have to hope I’ll get used to it.
I have to wonder what happened with the last voice actor that their changing the voice.