London, UK– October 20, 2010– Ubisoft® and CBS Consumer Products announced today the release of an all-new social game based on the world’s most watched television drama - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation™. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation™: Crime City will be available on October 20, 2010. The game was developed by Area/Code, an independent game development studio founded in 2005 and based in New York.
The game can be downloaded at www.facebook.com/csicrimecity starting today.
In CSI: Crime City the player is a CSI dropped in the middle of a teeming metropolis and is challenged to solve difficult murders to bring criminals to justice. Players can explore crime scenes, earn virtual currency and build their very own CSI Lab. They can play alongside their favourite characters while exploring cool Las Vegas locations such as casinos, nightclubs, hotel suites, the desert and the Las Vegas strip.
“ CSI: Crime City is a fun, casual game that will appeal to CSI fans and Facebook gamers alike. The gameplay has been uniquely tailored to appeal to the casual gamer and allows players to interact with their friends to solve challenging and mysterious crimes,” said Chris Early, VP of digital marketing at Ubisoft.
Developed with the cooperation of the writers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , CSI: Crime City’s nearly endless supply of gameplay will keep fans coming back for more . The game includes storylines and cases tied to events on the television show and features tons of unique items, lab machines and forensic tools to collect and use. Players will be able to interact with their friends by exchanging messages, sharing information and working together to solve intriguing criminal cases.
CSI Fatal Conspiracy will be available on PC and next gen consoles on Friday 29 th October 2010.
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Area/Code is an independent game development studio headquartered in New York. The studio was founded in 2005 by longtime game designer Frank Lantz and brand communications veteran Kevin Slavin. Area/Code has continued to pioneer innovative forms of multi-platform game development, attracting wide attention and top-tier clients and partners including Ubisoft, Disney, MTV, CBS, Nike, Nokia, Puma, Discovery and many others.