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Blue Toad Murder Files

PlayStation Move support added.


Brighton, UK, Monday 20th December 2010 - Relentless Software® today announces that new and old fans of Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle in Europe* can now enjoy the village of Little Riddle with the PlayStation®Move motion controller in their hands.

Users will be offered a Version 2.0 software update next time they boot the game which will allow them to play Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle using the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Now gamers can decide to play with their DualShock controller or the PlayStation®Move motion controller.

As an added incentive, Episodes 1-6 of Blue Toad Murder Files are on sale between 22nd December 2010 and 4th January 2011. All six episodes can be downloaded for £9.99 / €12.99 / $14.99.

Andrew Eades, executive director at Relentless Software commented: "We're really pleased to add Move support to Blue Toad Murder Files as we believe in making games easy for everybody to play. The Move is a natural for Blue Toad and is a great way to introduce your family to the joys of video games over the holidays."

Blue Toad Murder Files was originally released in December 2009 on the PlayStation®Network to 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.”

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*Notes to Editors:

The PlayStation Move patch will be launched in North America in January 2011.

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

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!™: The Music Quiz and Buzz!™: 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!™.

Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed over 10 games in the Buzz!™ franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz!™. Relentless has just launched its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle on PC and PSN and is developing other, as yet unannounced, projects.

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