LOS ANGELES – November 21, 2012 – Television’s beloved murder mystery is back for a second round of crime solving in an all–new interactive game “Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove.” Legacy Games, the creator of the incredibly successful first game in the series, has teamed up again with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to bring the popular license to PC/Mac. The game is now available for sale at www.legacygames.com.
“Murder, She Wrote 2” features three new cases for prolific crime fiction writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher to solve in the sleepy but all-too-frequently lethal town of Cabot Cove. It also features a special case with international intrigue that Jessica must solve while traveling abroad to research her latest book.
Similar to the first installment, game play consists of searching for hidden clues and solving puzzles as players travel between various locations unraveling mysteries to uncover the truth. “Murder, She Wrote 2” also provides more player engagement with the addition of light adventure elements such as collecting and using inventory items, questioning suspicious characters, and exploring an immersive and interconnected game world.
“Incorporating elements well-loved by fans in the first installment, game play consists of searching for clues and picking up key items to use to get past obstacles and obtain new information,” Producer Kira Schlitt says. “For instance, in the early stages of the game, you’ve got to see if the penknife you’ve found is the actual murder weapon. You need to find a paperweight carved by the penknife, solve a puzzle to compare the markings on the paperweight to the painting that was stolen using the murder weapon. If it’s a match, you’re one step closer to catching the killer!”
“Murder, She Wrote 2” is uniquely appealing to casual gamers and fans of the classic TV show. It features the likeness of beloved actress Angela Lansbury, as Jessica Fletcher, as well as Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger, and William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt from the long-running TV series. Also, game fans will be delighted to hear that the original voice actors from the first game are back for the sequel!
Additional features players can expect to see in “Murder, She Wrote 2” include:
*Three all-new cases to solve, each with multiple twists and turns!
* Explore a bigger and more expansive Cabot Cove solving murders as Jessica
* Over 25 stunning hidden object scenes and mini-game logic puzzles
* Beautiful hand-painted graphics and animated cutscenes
Both “Murder, She Wrote” and “Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove” PC/Mac games are available for download at www.legacygames.com, along with exclusive “Legacy Extras,” including wallpapers, sound tracks and publicity photos of everyone’s favorite amateur detective.
About Legacy Games
Entertaining customers since 1998, Legacy Games is a leading developer and publisher of casual games on PC, Mac, Mobile, and Facebook platforms. Legacy has established a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad, mass–market audience. It has also introduced new interactive genres, including games based on iconic TV dramas such as Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Psych, Law & Order, and House M.D. Licensing partners include CBS, NBC Universal, Paramount, BBC, and A&E. Through Legacy's game platform at www.legacygames.com, customers can play hundreds of games from both Legacy as well as its international developer partners. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through both retail and digital channels. Legacy Games is based in Los Angeles. Its corporate website is at www.legacyinteractive.com.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world–renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third–party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.