We just received a press release from German publisher RTL Playtainment along with two screenshots about a new WiiWare game by the name of The Mystery of Whiterock Castle. It appears to be a medieval version of ‘Where’s Wally’ (Waldo), where the player has to search for items in the landscape.
The pedantic among you may have picked up on the bold claim “The Mystery of Whiterock Castle heralds Playtainment as the first German publisher to release a downloadable game on WiiWare”. This clearly isn’t correct as German based Shin'en Multimedia and Snap Dragon Games have both published games on WiiWare already. Better luck next time guys!
Here’s the press release in all it’s glory:
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle Appears On WiiWare This Summer
Cologne, Germany - July 20, 2009 - The Mystery of Whiterock Castle heralds Playtainment as the first German publisher to release a downloadable game on WiiWare™. The classic “hidden object” game developed by the Frankfurt studio keen games, promises to transport players of all ages on a medieval fairytale adventure when it premieres this summer 2009.
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle tells the story of a young knave on a thrilling quest to find his beloved playmate, a princess who has mysteriously disappeared from the royal apartments. Armed with only a sword and a magnifying glass, players assume the role of the young knave who must scour countless rooms and gloomy dungeons in the meticulously detailed settings, rendered with gorgeous hand-painted 3D graphics.
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle offers quick and easy accessibility for the most inexperienced players, allowing players to use the Wii RemoteTM to find and collect numerous hidden objects concealed in ten different settings, either in cooperative mode, competing against other players or in a single player game. With randomly generated objects scattered around the levels, secret nooks and crannies and a variety of multiplayer modes and highscore lists, The Mystery of Whiterock Castle makes for an entertaining adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
Playtainment will achieve 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”, says 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.