SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telltale Games, the leading independent publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, and Universal Partnerships & Licensing are proud to announce their 'Law & Order: Legacies' App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. Based on NBCUniversal’s Emmy-winning Law & Order TV series, Law & Order: Legacies brings together an all-star cast of investigators and prosecutors from multiple Law & Order franchises.
Law & Order is TV’s top-rated and longest-running crime series consisting of storylines based on real-life crimes set against the distinctive backdrop of different law enforcement units. Law & Order: Legacies will include the likenesses of popular Law & Order investigators including: Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach, Law & Order), Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt, Law & Order), Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU) and Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston, Law & Order) for what can be considered a Law & Order “Dream Team” of detectives and prosecutors.
Fans will feel like they’re playing the TV show, following dramatic twists and turns of criminal investigation, assuming the dual roles of police investigators and district attorneys. They’ll gather evidence and question suspects as police officers, then prosecute the case and cross-examine witnesses as attorneys with innovative court room game play based on moral choice. These moral choices made throughout Law & Order: Legacies lead to multiple endings in each case: conviction, plea bargain or not guilty!
“Law & Order has created some of the biggest character icons of prime time television, and we have the freedom to combine the most popular detectives and district attorneys from multiple franchises into our game,” said Telltale co-founder and CEO Dan Connors. “Telltale’s games are based on story and characters above all else and our model of episodic entertainment is a perfect match for the world of Law & Order.”
“Telltale’s attention to detail and an unmatched love of the source material in the games that they create, combined with the drama of their episodic storytelling, is a combination that Law & Order fans will love," said Bill Kispert, VP & GM, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing.
The first season of Law & Order: Legacies will consist of seven total episodes to be released over the next few months. The Law & Order: Legacies App is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The app includes episode one, and additional episodes are available for $2.99 each via In-App Purchase.
Stay updated on the latest information on Law & Order: Legacies from Telltale by visiting www.lawandorderthegame.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 Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of interactive stories playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 3.5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation® 3, PC, Mac, Wii™, Xbox 360® and iPad.
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/.