CLUE may have a run for it’s money coming. Disney Interactive Studios today announced Disney Guilty Party for release on the Nintendo Wii. The game was created by Wideload Games, Disney Interactive Studios’ Chicago development studio. Guilty Party is scheduled for release in the second half of 2010. Guilty Party tells of the adventures of the Dickens Detective Agency as they try to unravel clues to the crimes committed by Mr. Valentine. Up to 4 players can embark on a expedition to find clues to the scheme Mr. Valentine is planning.
“Mysteries are one of the world’s most beloved forms of storytelling, and Guilty Party brings mysteries to Wii in a way that the whole family can play together,” said Tom Kang, studio head and general manager, Wideload Games. “Everyone loves a good mystery, especially when they get to be the detective.”
The Wii Remote becomes classic detective tools: a magnifying glass, a flashlight, a lock-pick, a fingerprint kit, and more. Players then discuss and piece together the clues in their detective notebooks to deduce the identity of the culprit. Sound familiar? Prof Plum are you here? Being on the Wii, the game is of course geared towards family fun, so a night solving crimes with the kids would probably be fun. The Dickens family tracks Mr. Valentine across the globe as you the family become the great detectives and go to locations all over the globe.
“We’re packing an amazing amount of play-time into a single game,” said Patrick Curry, game director, Wideload Games. “Guilty Party is a bit like a board game, since families can play each mystery over and over again and never have the same experience twice.”
“Wideload Games is a leader in unique creative games that keep players entertained and amused for hours,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Guilty Party was a natural fit for Disney and the beneficial working relationship led to the highly creative studio joining our portfolio of talented studios.”
One of the more interesting parts of the game is that once the game ends, players can reset the game with different clues and locations to play a whole new game over again. A game that requires no DLC to continue all new play is a wonderful idea. Check out Disney Guilty Party and stay tuned to DualShockers for all the latest news.