Friday, June 03, 2011

Videogame Based on TV Series Psych to be Released This Fall

Psych (USA Network)

Legacy Interactive announced yesterday a licensing agreement to develop a videogame based on the USA Network comedy/drama mystery series Psych.

Expected to launch later this years, players take on the role of Shawn Spencer, who consults with the local police department to solve crimes as a would-be psychic while actually using his heightened observational skills. The game consists of two all-new episodic cases to solve with a cast of quirky witnesses and suspects and no shortage of witty banter between Shawn and best friend Gus. While exploring the beautiful Santa Barbara locales, players must collect inventory items, play mini-games to find previously undetected evidence, solve clever puzzles, and help Shawn and Gus talk their way into and out of trouble. Players must stay alert and watch for clues only an expertly trained investigator, or perhaps even a real psychic, would be able to see in order to uncover the truth.

"Humor, mystery, and co-operation are fantastic elements to work into a casual game design, and Psych is chock full of these attributes," said Bill Kispert, Vice President & General Manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. "We are excited to bring clever, new cases to Psych fans online, and to partner again with Legacy Interactive with a leading TV brand."

USA Network will offer a free 30-minute trial of the game on Character Arcade, the cable network's casual/social gaming destination that offers fans an interactive experience beyond game-play.

(Source: Legacy Games.)

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