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Blue Toad Murder Files

Sixteen PlayStation Home items now available.

Brighton, UK, Thursday 16th December 2010 - Relentless Software ® today announces the release of 16 PlayStation ® Home items including five costumes sold exclusively through the GAME V store in Moonbase. The launch also coincides with Blue Toad Murder Files first birthday on Friday 17th December 2010.

Blue Toad fans can unwind in PlayStation ® Home after a stressful day detecting in their very own Blue Toad Hot Tub. Equally, what apartment is complete without a Giant Sheep, Bongo Drum or stylish Chalk Outline Rug?

Gamers can also re-enact a scene from the game with a variety of Blue Toad costumes, including a life-sized Blue Toad outfit and a deerstalker hat for all budding detectives. These items and more are available in PlayStation ® Home from Thursday 16th December in Europe.

The full range of items includes (* items are available exclusively in GAME V store in Moonbase):

Bongo Drums - Create a Cuban style to your space with these ornamental bongo drums. Just for show, no musical training required. £0.79 Chalk Outline Rug - This dead body outline rug will entertain your friends and give your enemies something to consider. Made from 100% wool, it’s heaven on your feet. £0.79 Flying Ducks - Quack-tastic! Bring a touch of 50s retro chic to your space with these three wall mounted flying ducks. £0.79 Toad Balloon - So realistic it looks like a giant toad is floating above you. Please note: no toads were harmed in creating this balloon. £0.79 Giant Sheep - This season’s must have ornament. £0.79 Toad Hot Tub - The perfect way to relax after a tough day detecting. £0.79 Toad Lights - Place the soft glowing light on your wall to create a relaxing atmosphere in your space. £0.79 Blue Toad Ornament - What space is complete without a giant ornament? £0.79 Life-size Blue Toad Costume (male and female) - Not so much ‘mutton dressed as lamb’, more ‘toad dressed as tadpole’. Get dressed up with the life-size toad costume. £1.59. Deerstalker Hat (male and female) - The quintessential detective hat with a Blue Toad twist. £0.79 Boat Hat (male and female) - Not to be confused with a ‘boater’ hat, this ‘boat’ hat looks fab. £0.79. Life-size Dog Costume * (male and female) - Experience the ‘Dogs Life’ of a canine detective with the life-size Watson costume. £1.59 Colonel Giant Head * - Look like Colonel Alfred Duckfeed-Wallace, a cheerful and friendly charmer who does occasionally miss the point. Well, alright then; he regularly misses the point. £0.79 Barmaid Giant Head * - Look like Betty Spence, owner and barmaid of the Cloak & Dagger public house, the only one of its kind in Little Riddle. No, she is, yes, no. Yes she is, no. £0.79 Butcher Giant Head * - Look like Winston Nelson Drake Smith who runs the same butchers in Little Riddle that’s been in the family pretty much since the village first existed. £0.79 Detective Giant Head * - Look like Marjorie Maple, The Blue Toad Detective Agency's champion of justice in a purple twin-set. £0.79 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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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

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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 over 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 on PC and PSN and is developing other, as yet unannounced, projects.

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