Brighton, UK, Wednesday 23rd June 2010 - Relentless Software ® today announces the global release of the Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle TM ‘virtual’ box set. Episodes 1-6 can be purchased together from the PlayStation ® Store in North America now. The European, Australian and New Zealand launch will follow today priced £17.99*.
To celebrate the launch, Episode 1 will also be reduced in all stores to $1.49 / 99p. Customers can enjoy up to 80% off for a limited time only*. And for those customers who trial the game in the sale, they can upgrade to the Box Set for $25.49 / £16.99 so there’s no reason not to try Blue Toad Murder Files out.
The first episodes of Blue Toad Murder Files were released in December 2009 with the PlayStation ® Network exclusive receiving praise from across the media. Eurogamer awarded the game 8/10 saying: “Murder has rarely been so pleasant as it is amidst the tidy hedges, twitching curtains and flocking geese of Little Riddle, while videogames have almost never left their comfort zones behind with such breezy assurance.”
Danny Isaac, Studio Manager, at Relentless commented: “Throughout Blue Toad’s lifetime we’ve thought of it as somewhere between a videogame and a murder mystery TV show so it seems fitting that we should release a virtual Box Set. With a summer of sport to look forward to, Blue Toad Murder Files offers an alternate activity for all the family to play together.”
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Visit us at www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.ukNotes to editors Episode 1 is on sale for $1.49, 99p, €1.49, 2.45AUD or 2.90NZD. * The sale runs between 23rd June and 7th The sale runs between 22 July in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. nd June and 20th Episode 1 – 6 Bundle is available for $26.99, £17.99, €21.99, 33.95AUD or 40.95NZD. July in North America. Upgrade Bundle is available for $25.49, £16.99, €20.99, 31.95AUD or 37.95NZD. Any customer who has purchased episode 1 since launch can benefit from the Upgrade Bundle price. Individual episodes are available for $7.49, £4.79, €5.99, 11.50NZD, 9.95AUD. Episode 1 must be installed to play subsequent episodes.
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About Blue Toad Murder Files:
The Mysteries of Little Riddle: Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.
You and your fellow detectives are taking a welcome break in Little Riddle following a particularly gruelling investigation. Whilst exploring the village - someone is shot right in front of you! Dum-dum-daaaaaaa! A suitable case for the Blue Toad detectives, so a new murder file is opened and you decide to stay in the village to solve the crime, much to the annoyance of the village’s Chief Inspector.
The main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you’ll also encounter a variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little Riddle.
As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Choose your venue wisely - will you meet the Doctor and hear his flimsy alibi? Or unearth the Station Masters motivation? Each stop provides an opportunity to meet a different villager and question them on the minor misdemeanours taking place in Little Riddle.
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played to help a villager or get further clues about the case. But pay attention, you will also be questioned by the Chief Inspector about events that take place after each chilling incident.
Whodunnit? At the end of each episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before they are revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle features:Six separate episodes A thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode Over 90 puzzles, ‘Whodunnits’ and cross-examinations Opportunity to play as one of four unique characters 1 – 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay A story of mystery and intrigue
For further information please visit www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk
About Relentless Software:
Relentless Software is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve. The company is based in Brighton, UK.
Relentless released their first title, DJ: Decks & FX (SCEE), in late 2004, which was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA. They followed up with Buzz! TM : The Music Quiz and Buzz! TM : The BIG Quiz; games which featured innovative buzzers and demonstrated Relentless' commitment to making world class videogames that appeal to everyone and are simple to play. In 2006, the studio collected three prestigious awards, jointly with SCEE, two Develop Industry Excellence Awards and a BAFTA for the creation of Buzz! TM .
Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed 10 games in the Buzz! TM franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz! TM . Relentless has just launched its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle and is developing other, as yet unannounced, projects.
For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk
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