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Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand (Windows)

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Her Interactive product page (2010):

    Nancy Drew®:
    Secret of the Scarlet Hand

    Expose buried secrets and catch a thief red-handed!

    Between cases, Nancy Drew has taken an internship as Deputy Curator at the Beech Hill Museum in Washington, D.C. Nancy soon discovers she will be doing more than learning about ancient Maya artifacts–there have been a series of thefts and the only clue left behind in a mysterious scarlet handprint! Will Nancy be able to put the pieces of this ancient puzzle together? Or will the mystery remain entombed forever in Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand?

    $14.99 (+shipping if applicable)

    Features

    • Learn about the Mayan civilization and its culture


    • Take on the role of a deputy curator for a prestigious museum


    • Ride the subway and visit sites around Washington D.C.


    • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 04, 2010.

Press Release:
    HER INTERACTIVE AND SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING BUNDLE NANCY DREW
    COMPUTER GAMES AND BOOKS FOR ENDLESS HOURS OF SLEUTHING


    BELLEVUE, Wash., September 30, 2003 – Her Interactive today announced that it has partnered with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to deliver two Nancy Drew computer game and paperback book bundles to major retail stores nationwide beginning on September 30, 2003. The bundles, each priced at MSRP $19.99, provide mystery fans with hours of sleuthing.

    The first bundle includes Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand for the PC plus Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Forgotten Cave paperback book. The second features Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake for the PC and Nancy Drew: The Fox Hunt Mystery paperback book.

    “The Nancy Drew game and book bundles deliver high entertainment value at an affordable price,” said Her Interactive President Megan Gaiser. “This combo pack is an ideal gift for the holidays and nicely blends reading and playing for young mystery fans.”

    “We’re delighted to join with Her Interactive in offering millions of Nancy Drew fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in our teen super sleuth’s world,” said Alan Smagler, Senior VP & Associate Publisher, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.

    About Nancy Drew
    Nancy Drew debuted in 1930 and is still going strong. She is a smart, independent, gutsy and resourceful teen detective who can crack even the toughest case. With more than 100 million books in 22 languages in print, Nancy Drew engages readers as a global role model.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent, interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and publishes award-winning games that offer role-playing, mystery, and adventure that girls and women find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew series offers exciting game play without violence or gender stereotypes. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

    About Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, one of the leading children’s book publishers in the world, is comprised of the following imprints: Aladdin Paperbacks, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Libros para niños, Little Simon®, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, and Simon Spotlight®. While maintaining an extensive award-winning backlist, the division continues to publish acclaimed and best-selling books for children of all ages. For more information about Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, visit http://www.SimonSaysKids.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 04, 2007.

Press Release:

    HER INTERACTIVE SHIPS NANCY DREW®: SECRET OF THE SCARLET



    Sixth Installment in Award-Winning Series Finds Nancy Tracking the
    Sinister Red Handprint of a Dangerous Thief



    BELLEVUE, Wash., September 17, 2002 - Her Interactive, a developer of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages, today announced the release of Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand for Windows PC. The mystery adventure game offers a thrilling interactive experience where players test their wits by solving puzzles and searching rooms for clues that will lead to the resolution of Nancy Drew's latest mystery. It is the sixth game in the highly acclaimed Nancy Drew CD-ROM series and is geared toward players ages 10 and up.

    In Secret of the Scarlet Hand, Nancy Drew is helping to prepare an exhibit of artifacts from the ancient Maya civilization. Suddenly the museum alarms sound; a priceless Mexican relic has been stolen, and the only clue is a sinister scarlet handprint. As Nancy Drew, players investigate a string of mysterious thefts to uncover a long-buried secret and solve an ancient mystery.

    As in all the Nancy Drew games from Her Interactive, players get in-game assistance by phoning Nancy's friends Ned, Bess and George. This game marks the first time that Nancy can also get help from her longtime friends, The Hardy Boys. Secret of the Scarlet Hand introduces several new game features including a Journal Mode, which allows players to view their progress. Players in search of game tips can visit the online message boards found at www.herinteractive.com to ask for and share information with other Nancy Drew fans. Just like all the games in the Nancy Drew series, Secret of the Scarlet Hand feature two levels of difficulty: Junior and Senior Detective.

    Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand is targeted at players ages 10 and up, and carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone). Secret of the Scarlet Hand is distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFGM) and is available through retail outlets nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, and Electronics Boutique. In addition, the game is available through online outlets including Amazon.com and Scholastic.

    System requirements for the game include: Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP; 166 MHz Pentium processor; 16MB RAM; 130 MB available hard disk space; 16-bit color graphics video card; 8x CD-ROM drive; 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card; mouse and speakers.

    About Nancy Drew
    Having debuted in 1930 and still going strong in 2002, Nancy Drew is the smart, independent, gutsy, and resourceful eighteen-year-old detective who can crack the toughest case. Published in 22 languages and with more than 100 million copies in print worldwide, Nancy Drew has engaged readers and served as a role model globally for generations.

    About Her Interactive
    Her Interactive creates intelligent interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages. The company designs, develops and publishes award-winning games that offer role-playing, mystery, and adventure that girls and women find both challenging and fun. Her Interactive's Nancy Drew games offer exciting gameplay without violence or gender stereotypes, and have received four consecutive Parents' Choice Gold Awards. More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jul 16, 2005.

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island Setup:

    Expose Buried Secrets and Catch a Thief Red-Handed!



    Beware of danger as you unlock the ancient secret of a Maya Legend.

    Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand!


    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Aug 23, 2004.

Back Cover:

    Beware of Danger as You Unlock the
    Ancient Secret of a Maya Legend!

    A brazen thief steels a priceless artifact while you, as Nancy Drew, are setting up an exhibit of ancient Maya treasures in the very next room! The only clue left behind is a mysterious scarlet handprint. Use your wits to track the thief's sinister blood-red signature through a maze of long-buried secrets in this thrilling 3D interactive mystery. Don't delay - unless you find the answer soon, you might become just another part of history.

  • New "journal mode" to keep track of clues

  • 20 + hours of game play

  • "Second Chance" option - no need to start over

  • New puzzles tie directly to storyline and give important clues

  • Original, high-quality music and 3D sound effects

  • New navigation tools make it easy to explore

  • Built-in game hints (but only if you want them)

  • Great opportunity for collaborative sleuthing with family and friends

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 24, 2003.