THERE’S DANGER ON THE HIGH SEAS AS HER INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES ‘NANCY DREW: RANSOM OF THE SEVEN SHIPS’
20th Installment of Award Winning PC Game Series Scheduled for July
BELLEVUE, WA, February 25, 2009 – With their continued sales success again proving the considerable demand for smart and inspiring gameplay for females, Her Interactive, Inc., the designer, developer and distributor of the award winning Nancy Drew PC Adventure game series, today announced the 20th installment in the series, Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships. With a history of increasing sales year-over-year, last year Her Interactive surprised several industry pundits when Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy secured a spot as one of the top 20 PC games sold during the competitive month of December*.
“Our sales success is not surprising to us as our last four games have all achieved top ranking on NPD sales charts. However, it is gratifying to us as it validates our belief that the female audience is significant and expanding, and that our intelligent, inspiring and fun games resonate with them in a very captivating way,” said Megan Gaiser, President and CEO of Her Interactive. “Our 20th game in the series is a great milestone for us, and our 2009 lineup promises to enhance the franchise in subtle ways that could attract an even wider audience.”
In Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, Nancy Drew, and her best friends Bess and George travel to the Bahamas for a fun-filled vacation when Bess is suddenly kidnapped and held for ransom. Throughout the game, players assume the role of either Nancy or George, depending on the scene, as they search for the missing artifact from the “Seven Virtues” fleet that will rescue Bess from the kidnappers. During the quest for the lost treasure, players will immerse themselves in the Bahamas diving, sailing, and interacting with wildlife. They will also decrypt a riddle book, unlock treasure chests and explore dangerous underwater shipwrecks.
Rated “E” for Everyone, Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships will be available this July for purchase at retailers nationwide, as well as from the Her Interactive website for a suggested retail price at $19.99.
More information about Her Interactive and the company’s entire line of exciting Nancy Drew games, including the new casual series Nancy Drew DossierTM, can be found online at www.HerInteractive.com.
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.
About Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong in 2009. 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.
*NPD Group, December 2008