London (23rd June 2011)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the worldwide simultaneous launch of Victorian Mysteries®: The Moonstone for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®. The game is available now to download from the App Store, priced€1.59 (£1.19) and€2.39 (£1.79) respectively.
Part of the Victorian Mysteries series of games from developer Freeze Tag Inc., The Moonstone is adapted from Wilkie Collins’ 19 th century novel of the same name - widely considered as the first detective novel ever written in the English language.
Players are drawn into a world of suspense, suspicion and deception as they’re tasked with solving the mystery of the missing Moonstone. Playing the role of Detective Cuff, the investigation focuses on the disappearance of a large Indian diamond given to a young Englishwoman for her eighteenth birthday. When the gem goes missing suspicion falls on all parties involved.
Antony Douglas, Sales Director Digital at Square Enix Ltd, comments,“Square Enix has focused on building its digital offering, launching new IPs and classic back catalogue titles across many platforms. This agreement with Freeze Tag to launch The Moonstone for Apple’s iOS further establishes our commitment to offer great games to greater audiences.”
“The Victorian Mysteries series of games have been a smash hit with PC and Mac gamers,” said Freeze Tag CEO Craig Holland,“so we’re excited to be working with an international publisher like Square Enix on the global launch to bring this classic detective tale to a mobile audience.”
For more information, please visit www.victorianmysteries.com / https://member.eu.square-enix.com/en/games/victorian-mysteries-moonstone
The game can be purchased via the below links:
iPhone / iPod touch version:
iPad HD version:
About The Moonstone
Rachel Verinder, a young Englishwoman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt English army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it.
Rachel's eighteenth birthday is celebrated with a large party, whose guests include her cousin Franklin Blake. She wears the Moonstone on her dress that evening for all to see, including some Indian jugglers who have called at the house. Later that night, the diamond is stolen from Rachel's bedroom, and a period of turmoil, unhappiness, misunderstandings and ill-luck ensues. (source: Wikipedia)
About Victorian Mysteries
Developed by Freeze Tag for mystery lovers, the Victorian Mysteries series brings classic tales of intrigue to life on interactive entertainment platforms like mobile devices and computers. From Wilkie Collins to Gaston Leroux, enduring classic literary mysteries from the Victorian era are adapted to create immersive, suspenseful and engaging gaming adventures.
About Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag is a leading creator of casual games for mobile and PC/Mac platforms, including the number one hit series Victorian Mysteries® and Unsolved Mystery Club® and digital entertainment like Etch A Sketch® (for iPhone and iPad). Freeze Tag’s“family friendly fun” games have been downloaded millions of times on mobile devices (iPhone/iPad, tablets), and PC/Mac computers. For more information, visit the Freeze Tag website at www.freezetag.com. Freeze Tag, Inc. common stock is quoted on the OTC:BB under the symbol“FRZT.”
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 58 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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