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Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (Macintosh)

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    Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

    WINNER! Best Game of 2008!
    Emma`s soul is free. But her ghost has delivered a dire warning: evil still lurks in Ravenhearst Manor. Big Fish Games Studios takes you deep inside the cursed estate in Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the thrilling sequel. Experience Ravenhearst`s spectral halls as never before with new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack. Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in over 150 detailed scenes.
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    Contributed by jaXen (20225) on Jul 29, 2011.

Activision Press Release (February 11, 2009):

    Activision Publishing and Big Fish Games Launch Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst at North American Retailers

    MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Big Fish Games(TM) and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today the retail release of Mystery Case Files(R): Return to Ravenhearst(TM), the fifth title in the blockbuster hidden object-adventure series, for the PC. According to Big Fish Games, the award-winning Mystery Case Files(R) franchise has sold more than 3 million units to date. The latest release in the series takes fans back to Ravenhearst manor to reveal its dark past and tormented spirits.

    "We are proud to be Big Fish Games' retail publishing partner," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Our companies have collaborated seamlessly to make Mystery Case Files a top casual franchise and I am confident that Return to Ravenhearst will appeal to fans of the franchise and bring in new gamers that are looking for an engaging mystery to unravel."

    "Activision is an exceptional partner. They understand the power of the Mystery Case Files brand and how to address its expanding audience at retail," said Pat Wylie, vice president of Big Fish Games Studios. "Mystery Case Files has generated mass-market popularity akin to what Myst(R) achieved in 1991 and The Sims(TM) in 2000. Combining an accessible game mechanic, immersive storyline and live orchestra soundtrack, Return to Ravenhearst is unsurpassed in the market."

    In the third episode in the series, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst(R), players first explored the mysterious 19th century mansion constructed by Charles Dalimar as a symbol of affection for his love, Emma Ravenhearst. In the newest episode, Return to Ravenhearst, Emma`s soul is free, but her ghost has delivered a dire warning: evil still lurks in Ravenhearst Manor.

    Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst is available now at retailers for $19.99. For more information on the Mystery Case Files franchise please visit: www.mysterycasefiles.com.

    About Big Fish Games

    Big Fish Games is the world's leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment. Based in Seattle, Washington, Big Fish Games offers "A New Game Every Day(TM)". Big Fish Games works with more than 500 game developers and distributes over 1 million games per day to consumers worldwide. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes some of the industry's leading brands including Mystery Case Files(R), Hidden Expedition(R), Azada(TM) and Fairway Solitaire(TM). For more information, please visit: www.bigfishgames.com.

    Big Fish Games and its corporate affiliates develop and distribute games through websites they operate, including www.bigfishgames.com, www.bigfishgames.de, www.bigfishgames.es, www.bigfishgames.fr and www.bigfishgames.jp.

    About Activision Publishing

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 19, 2010.