Playtainment branches out: The Mystery of Whiterock Castle appears on WiiWareT
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle positions Playtainment as the first German publisher to release a game on WiiWare™. The classic “hidden object” game, developed by the Frankfurt studio Keen Games, transports players of all ages into a medieval fairytale adventure.
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle tells the story of a young knave who sets out on a thrilling quest to find his beloved playmate. The princess has mysteriously disappeared from the royal apartments, and hidden object game fans assume the role of the young knave who, armed only with a sword and a magnifying glass, must scour countless rooms and gloomy dungeons in the meticulously detailed settings, rendered with hand-painted 3D graphics.
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle has been designed to be quickly and easily accessible to even the most inexperienced players. The aim is to use the Wii RemoteTM to find and collect numerous hidden objects concealed across ten different settings, either in cooperative mode, competing against other players or in a single player game. The objects are randomly generated and scattered around the levels. Secret nooks and crannies, various multiplayer modes and a high-score list make this game an entertaining adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
Playtainment has achieved a first on WiiWare™ with the release of a title in the successful “hidden object” genre, one of the most popular genres in the casual gaming sector.
“With our entry into one of the biggest online platforms, RTL interactive is paving the way for other German developers in one of the fastest-growing distribution models”, said Birgit Hönsch, head of games publishing at RTL interactive GmbH. “We will increase our online presence over the coming quarters to deliver premium download titles to gamers worldwide.”
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle will be available to download on Nintendo WiiWare™ in summer 2009.