FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC– July 22, 2009– Merscom announced today at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle that it is developing a hidden object adventure game, Bomb Squad: NY, where the player teams with an actual hero of 9/11 and his bomb sniffing canine to protect New York City. The game is scheduled to launch in September.
In Bomb Squad: NY the player teams with Detective Steve Lanoce, an actual NYPD Bomb Squad detective who received the Medal of Valor for his bravery on 9/11. The player also receives clues from another real hero, Steve’s bomb sniffing labrador retriever, Duke. He and Duke have been on duty for presidents, heads of state, the UN, Yankee and Shea stadiums, the US Tennis Open and in the transit systems for New York City.
Bomb Squad: NY puts the player in one of the largest cities in the world where the constant threat of attack is held at bay by an elite group of men and women. That group is the NY Bomb Squad. Play as one of their newest members as you hunt down a group of terrorists threatening New York. Partnered with Duke, a trained bomb sniffing Labrador, you must trust your skills and his instincts to find possible bombs and deactivate them before disaster strikes. Work to improve the skills of your K9 companion while hunting down the group behind this rash of bomb threats. Work as a team to solve the case before it’s too late.
• Help train Duke and improve his bomb sniffing skills
• Use your skills and tips from expert Steve Lanoce to hunt down possible suspicious items in life threatening scenarios
• Evacuate innocent civilians, disarm bombs, scope out buildings with Steve and Duke in exciting minigames
• Explore pre and post blast locations to find clues and determine who is behind this new rash of bombings
“Bomb Squad: NY is an opportunity to take the police procedural so popular on TV to the next level,” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer.“Only in the gaming sector can the player actually interact with the characters, and more significantly, interact with real heroes like Detective Lanoce. That’s something that NCIS or Criminal Minds could never match.”
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