Nancy Drew Game #33 is Actually Happening!
After a very long four years, with broken promises and no new information, Her Interactive has announced that Nancy Drew game #33 will be released this year!
The promise of the very belated “Midnight In Salem” is not really something anybody paid attention to, because the company has made false claims of releasing the game before. But many fans had to do a double take this time.
Why is that?
There is an official release date–November 19, 2019!! Not some vague answer like “fall 2019,” a specific day and month!
How is this happening?!
There is also a pre-order date for new the game as well! You can pre-order the game on October 1, 2019!
An unexpected and thrilling surprise to discover for many fans. Most of us grew up playing Nancy Drew’s games, and it used to be every six months when they released a new game. We have been waiting for four years, and out of the blue, we have a date, a trailer, and a plot description for the game.
“Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames. The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight. “
From the short teaser trailer, we can already see a glimpse of what the game will look like. The graphics are pretty incredible compared to previous games in the series. Obviously, as technology has improved so have the graphics and the game layouts, but it was more of a slow subtle change over time. I suppose it’s most notable because we have not had a game for four years. Let’s hope this starts up the steady stream of games again. Even if we just get one new game release a year, I think most fans would be happy with that.
There are most likely going be some changes in the game. Most notably, Our beloved voice actress, Lani Minella, who is the voice of none other than Nancy herself, will no longer be the voice of our teenage detective. I wonder who the new actress is and what she will sound like. It will probably be weird and hard to get used to a different voice for Nancy, but there is not really much we can do about that is there?
Another likely change would be the game layout itself. I am curious as to how the game layout will look. From what I have heard, they were creating the game with new software and that is why it took so long to release “Midnight in Salem,” along with employees and management changes. I assume that the layout will be different to allow for mobile game play. Most people own some sort of mobile device, and they did release “Ghost of Thorton Hall” in the app store. I would be surprised if it did not change.
It seems like Her Interactive is getting a major facelift, and it better be a good one. The anticipation of Nancy Drew #33 has been building up for so long now that if the game is not completely amazing, people will be really disappointed.
From the bit we have seen, I think that some of our expectations will be met, that’s clear from the teaser. The story line seems interesting enough too. I love that they decided to do something in Salem and included some witchiness in the main plot line. It makes you wonder what sort of surprises might pop up along the way with magick and witchcraft involved. Though, as a Wiccan myself, I really hope they do not go with the stereotypical witch=evil idea. We are misrepresented enough as it is without them adding logs to the fire.
Now, all we have to do is wait, my fellow detectives. Probably the hardest part will be having to wait until November to actually be able to play the game. I would not be surprised if they sold thousands of the game on October 1. All of us that had not given up on Her Interactive will be scrambling to solve the case of the infamous and mysterious “Midnight in Salem.”
I know I will be sitting at my computer on September 30 at 11:59 PM, with my mouse poised above the purchase button. I do not want to miss my chance to get the game, in case they sell out fast.
How many of you are going to be doing the same?
Our wait is almost over folks. Nancy Drew is back and it is time to put our mystery solving game faces back on, stretch and crack our knuckles, and break this new haunting mystery in Salem wide open. We will solve the puzzles, find secret passageways, and put another culprit behind bars! So grab your notebook and your magnifying glass and get ready to solve “Nancy Drew #33, Midnight in Salem.”
Watch out world, Nancy Drew is back on the case!