FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC– February XX, 2010– Merscom and Paramount Digital Entertainment announced today’s release of Shutter Island, a hidden object, casual adventure game inspired by the upcoming Paramount Pictures’ feature film. Now available for Windows, the game is being launched in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release.
From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island tells the story of two U.S. Marshals, Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts in 1954 to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from Ashecliffe, the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.
In the Shutter Island game, players take on the role of Marshal Daniels and search Shutter Island to try to find the escaped murderess. As the game progresses players attempt to locate other patients who have disappeared during the hurricane.
Players find clues and messages across seven levels and 20 environments, creating unique interactions with characters from the film. The game also contains multiple mini-games that allow players to decode clues and unlock secret areas of the institution. The game reflects the plot of the film, while introducing players to new patients and quests inspired by the film.
“Shutter Island is a fantastic story, it is perfect for a casual game and we are confident the market will love it as well as the movie,” said Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom.
Shutter Island is now available on Windows PC and is rated T for teen by the ESRB. The game is available on major game portals, including Big Fish Games, Real Arcade, Reflexive.com and iWin.
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Media Art, GO! Games, Bamtang, Techfront and Elefun. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information, visit www.merscom.com.
About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices, videogames, virtual worlds and emerging technologies. Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
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