Monday, October 18, 2010

Nancy Drew Solves a Mystery in Japan in Shadow at the Water's Edge

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Nancy Drew 23: Shadow at the Water's Edge

The 23rd game in the popular Nancy Drew series from Her Interactive is being released tomorrow, Tuesday October 19th.

Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge finds Nancy and pals Bess and George investigating the haunting of a traditional inn in Kyoto, Japan.

Traditional Japanese family ryokans (inns) are usually charming places, but one such place in the ancient and one-time Imperial capital city of Kyoto is proving to be far from that. Run by the Shimizu family, this ryokan is said to be haunted by a vengeful ghost that is terrifying the unsuspecting guests.

Visiting Japan with her best friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, as a reward for previous sleuthing duties, Nancy Drew hears of these strange happenings and takes it on herself to dig into this paranormal mystery. Along with the rumor of a ghost she also finds a family torn by a recent death, two sisters with very different attitudes toward the family business, a grandmother firmly rooted in traditional Japanese culture, and more. Is there a shadowy specter haunting the placid inn or is something far more sinister driving away business? Nancy and you are on the case!

Gameplay features include point and click movement throughout the game, puzzle-solving, interrogation of characters, Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels, immersion into aspects of Japanese culture including origami, tea ceremonies and calligraphy, and in-game cell phone functionality that includes photography and the ability to create anime style avatars representing characters.

Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge is compatible with both PC and Macintosh computer platforms. Find the complete list of Nancy Drew games on our Games of Mystery: Nancy Drew page.

Watch the official trailer for the game below:

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