Brighton, UK, February 19, 2010 - Relentless Software® today announced that Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle™ will launch on the PlayStation®Store in North America on Thursday, March 25, 2010. The PlayStation®Network exclusive murder mystery series begins with episodes 1 to 3.
Following a successful European launch, episodes 1-3 will be released as a bundle for only $14.99 with individual episodes costing $7.49. Episodes 4- 6 will follow on April 29, 2010.
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Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is co-operative episodic downloadable game for up to 4 players published by Relentless Software, creators of the hugely popular Buzz!™, exclusively for PlayStation Network. The game has already received critical acclaim from the media including this quote from Eurogamer:“Blue Toad Murder Files is still unmistakably a Relentless Software game, because it makes the difficult job of entertaining a diverse group appear effortless.”
Andrew Eades, Executive Director at Relentless, commented:“Blue Toad Murder Files is a thoroughly British game which doesn’t take itself too seriously. We’re really excited to share this with North American gamers– we hope they’ll enjoy poking fun at the English stereotypes and humour just as much as we have.”
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North American Release Information:
• Episodes 1 to 3 will be released on Thursday March 25, 2010
• Episodes 4 to 6 will be released on Thursday April 29, 2010
• Episode bundles of 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 will be available for $14.99
• Individual episodes will be available for $7.49
• Episode 1 must be installed to play subsequent episodes
About Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle:
Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.
You and your fellow detectives are taking a welcome break in Little Riddle following a particularly gruelling investigation. Whilst exploring the village - someone is shot right in front of you! Dum-dum-daaaaaaa! A suitable case for the Blue Toad detectives, so a new murder file is opened and you decide to stay in the village to solve the crime, much to the annoyance of the village’s Chief Inspector.
The main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you’ll also encounter a variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little Riddle.
As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Choose your venue wisely - will you meet the Doctor and hear his flimsy alibi? Or unearth the Station Masters motivation? Each stop provides an opportunity to meet a different villager and question them on the minor misdemeanours taking place in Little Riddle.
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played to help a villager or get further clues about the case. But pay attention, you will also be questioned by the Chief Inspector about events that take place after each chilling incident.
Whodunnit? At the end of each episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before they are revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle features:
• Six separate episodes
• A thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode
• Over 90 puzzles,‘Whodunnits’ and cross-examinations
• Opportunity to play as one of four unique characters
• 1– 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay
• A story of mystery and intrigue
For further information please visit www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk
About Relentless Software:
Relentless Software is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve. The company is based in Brighton, UK.
Relentless released their first title, DJ: Decks&FX (SCEE), in late 2004, which was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA. They followed up with Buzz!™: The Music Quiz and Buzz!™: The BIG Quiz; games which featured innovative buzzers and demonstrated Relentless' commitment to making world class videogames that appeal to everyone and are simple to play. In 2006, the studio collected three prestigious awards, jointly with SCEE, two Develop Industry Excellence Awards and a BAFTA for the creation of Buzz!™.
Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed 10 games in the Buzz!™ franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz!™, Relentless is currently developing its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle and other, as yet unannounced, projects.
For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk
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