REDMOND, Wash.– The rich mystery and puzzle-solving fun of Big Fish Gamesâ€™ Mystery Case Filesâ„¢ game series soon will be available on the Wiiâ„¢ console for the first time. With the June 27 launch of the Mystery Case Filesâ„¢: The Malgrave Incidentâ„¢ game â€“ available exclusively for Wii â€“ players can enjoy a mysterious adventure in their own living rooms, as well as test their sleuthing skills together with up to three friends in new multiplayer modes. Solo or as a group, players of any experience level can solve their way through a series of fun hidden-object puzzles as they uncover the secret behind the peculiar purple substance scattered across the enigmatic Malgrave Island.
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident follows a wealthy recluse named Winston Malgrave who claims to have made an extraordinary discovery. His private island is home to a strange dust that may have the power to cure many of the worldâ€™s ailments. When he requests the aid of the master detective of the Mystery Case Files detective agency to help him save his beloved wife, Sarah, he opens the door into a world of shadowy intrigue and closely guarded family secrets. Is there more to this eccentric clientâ€™s case than meets the eye?
Using the Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller, players must explore Malgrave Island and solve multi-layered hidden-object puzzles to advance the story. They can play the main adventure on their own or cooperatively with up to three friends. For another layer of fun, players can choose from three competitive multiplayer modes: in Swift Pick, players must find certain hidden objects before their opponents do; in Tick Tick Pick, they must find a hidden object and pass the ticking time bomb to an opponent before it explodes; in Classic Pick, whoever finds the most hidden objects is the winner. Additional controllers are required for multiplayer modes and are sold separately.
â€œAnyone who loves puzzle games or great detective stories will savor Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident from start to finish,â€ said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s vice president of Corporate Affairs. â€œThe ability to play with or against others makes it easy for friends and family to throw a mystery party anytime they want.â€
Each hidden-object scene in Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident comes with a list of objects that players must locate. For the first time in the Mystery Case Files series, scenes have three visual layers, inviting players to scroll and zoom with the Wii Remote as they search for objects. Each scene also contains a special inventory item that allows players to access new areas of Malgrave Island and solve additional puzzles. An on-screen hint button can also be used to highlight the area around hard-to-find objects.
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