HER INTERACTIVE SECURES TOP SPOT AS #1 PC GAME IN NORTH AMERICA FOR JULY LAUNCH AS COMPANY ANNOUNCES SECOND PC OFFERING FOR 2008
A New Mystery Awaits in the Emerald Isle In ‘Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy ’
Bellevue, WA, July 29, 2008 – Acknowledging its expertise in the rapidly expanding market of video games for female players, Her Interactive Inc., the designer, developer and distributor of the award-winning Nancy Drew® PC games series, today announced that Nancy Drew®: The Phantom of Venice has debuted as the #1 PC game in North America on NPD’s sales charts at launch for the week ending July 12th. It is the second consecutive year in which the successful publisher has placed a game in the #1 sales spot. Additionally, Her Interactive announced its second PC game offering for the year with Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy.
Our understanding of such a sought-after demographic is a unique component of our company – especially at a time when the female player is becoming a driving force in game sales, both online and at retail,” said Megan Gaiser, president and CEO of Her Interactive. “We are extremely pleased with our ongoing success and look forward to bringing our consumers another great game in Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy.”
In Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy, Nancy Drew arrives in Ireland for what should be the joyous occasion of her friend’s wedding. When the unthinkable happens and the groom is nowhere to be found, Nancy must put her detective skills to work to determine if this is a case of cold feet or something far more sinister. Many of the local residents recount age-old rumors of a banshee haunting the Castle Malloy, and that has Nancy wondering if this rumored spirit has played a part in the groom’s disappearance.
As Nancy, players will immerse themselves in Irish folklore, and play elaborate puzzles centered around her friend’s wedding such as designing floral bouquets, creating seating charts and printing wedding programs. The bride’s best man is also the ex-boyfriend, so perhaps this isn’t your typical love story and Nancy may have to sort through a possible love triangle to discover the truth.
Rated “E” for Everyone, Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy will be available for purchase this October at retailers nationwide, as well as from the Her Interactive website for a suggested retail price of $19.99. More information about Her Interactive and the company’s entire line of exciting Nancy Drew games can be found online at www.HerInteractive.com.
About Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2008. 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.
About Her Interactive
Her Interactive is the pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive adventure entertainment targeted to female play preferences. The company designs, develops and publishes high-quality, award-winning mystery adventure games. More information on the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.HerInteractive.com.