Hey, Clue Crew! We hope that your weekend and vacation went great, because we have a digest on the latest news from HeR Interactive! Sit back, and we'll start.
Since mid-August, key employees of the marketing department, to whom we should be grateful for such an intriguing announcement of the future game about Nancy, began to release videos with answers to fan questions that could be asked to the team in @nancydrewpcgames profile stories.
In the second part, Roo, Brighella and Indy answered various questions. For example, they relate more to "Team Frank" or "Team Ned." Most were for "Team Ned," but not the @nancydrewglobal team! Fans also asked if HeR team played Nancy games together. The answer is yes, including testing of the game Mystery of the Seven Keys. The HeR Interactive team also discussed their favorite games among new and old.
New Facts and Weekend Puzzle in ASB
September 15 at Amateur Sleuth Blog on the HeR Interactive website was published an article with a continuation of the answers to fans' questions. From the interior:
- Indy read every email with feedback on the Midnight in Salem game to highlight what the players liked the most and what they didn't like.
- ND34 will have a reference to the Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake game. It is known that Brittany Cox recorded one of the cult phrases of this game, which promises to be truly exciting and uNhInGeD 👀
- George Fayne is coming back! Nancy's friend decided not to stay with her mother in River Heights while she was looking after Togo, and flew to Prague.
Also at the end of the article, Indy left a so-called Weekend Puzzle for fans. The answers were supposed to be three YouTube videos, which we will talk about below.
The first video after the weekend on the HeR YouTube channel was the announcement of the return of good and bad news on the second chance screen. The one when Nancy makes a mistake. Here, for example, from Shadow at the Water's Edge:
The Good News: Now you know long you can hold your breath.
The Bad News: It is less time than presently required.
From the 28th ND game, this thing was removed, it was just the "You Have Made a Fatal Error" screen. In the 34th game, there will be many favorite second chances again. We're really happy because these jokes were similing :)
The second part of the answer to the last puzzle of the weekend was a video from Indy, where she answers the question of one of the fans: "Would you ever want to get your own cameo* in Nancy Drew games?"
The author of the question got absolutely to the point, because in the Mystery of the Seven Keys game Indy WILL really have her own small cameo in the cafe, where she will order coffee from Nancy.
By the way, this is not the first time in HeR Interactive that the team inserts references to itself into games. For example, in the The Silent Spy game at Ten Raven Pub you can hear songs that the company's employees sang at one of the teambuildings 💃🏼
*Cameo is an episodic role (in a movie, theatrical production, television or radio program, video game, etc.) performed by a famous person and often not listed in the credits.
Leave No Stone Unturned
The last part of the answer to the Weekend Puzzle was a bonus video from Indy. In the video, she noted how quickly Clue Crew is coming out to solve puzzles with messages from posts before Nancy's birthday. This includes how carefully players looked at the environment and found details such as candles or books in the background.
Indy praised that the players noticed that in one of the photos in the visible area there are books from the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series under numbers 8 and 3. Together they give the number 83 - this is the number of the book that formed the basis of the future Mystery of the Seven Keys game.
We are talking about The Case of the Vanishing Veil book, in which during Nancy's presence at the wedding in Boston, she faces the breakdown of the celebration, as the thief stole the bride's old lace veil. Nancy, Bess and George have to walk from the Cape Cod mansion to the Witchcraft Museum in Salem along the path of intrigue and deception. In the book, they will have to reveal the shocking story of the wedding day draw and the mystery of the disappearing veil worth $60 million.
By the way, the in-game cursor has changed. In general, there is very little news, we really wish we could see the cover as soon as possible, because they created too much intrigue after the poster giveaway.
A video with a small fragment of the gameplay was released on the HeR Interactive YouTube channel. We were shown how Nancy photographs Prague with a cool camera and how the universal tool of every detective rescues her — invisible hair.
Looks amazing! The graphics are amazing. How do you like the new video?
⚡️ Officially: the announcement of Mystery of the Seven Keys!
Yes, this is the first review of the 34th game! Yay! Check out the graphics :)
The fans were right, and the new Nancy Drew birthday video really came out on a specialty schedule! SPOILER: there is still NO title or trailer from the new game. However, we got more interesting details!
At the beginning of the video, Brittany Cox revealed that they are recording voices for a new Nancy Drew game, and gave us a brief introduction.
First, the voice actors of Ned Nickerson, Hardy Boys and Carson Drew are taking part in the voice acting of the new game. Unfortunately, there’s no information will they be real characters or phone friends.
We were also introduced with the first game character — Radek. This is a Slavic name of Czech origin, and according to some theories, Prague can became a new Nancy’s destination to solve the case.
At the end of the video, Brittany once again congratulated Nancy Drew with her birthday and said that we will soon know more about new #ND34 characters.
And that's where the news ends. Stay tuned!
Last few days Her Interactive have posted some information about the future Nancy Drew game and their last video direct hints that we can get something really interesting tomorrow. And we'll tell you everything in order 👀
🗓️ On April, 25 was posted, another puzzle. Clue Crew solved it and got the following message: “Who do you call to find a clue? But your friends old and new. You have no choice, but to warm up your voice. Time to sing for Nancy is 93, then onto our next mystery.”
Well, there also was an additional cypher in the post's description: “nanCy’s bIrthday wEek and sOme festiVe birthday fun!”, that was decrypted as the VOICE word.
🗓️ On April, 26 HeR Interactive Team uploaded a video with Brittany Cox as Nancy Drew voice actress. We previously guessed that she'll come back in the new game, but now it was officially confirmed [otherwise our team could be very sad, because we love how Brittany is voicing Nancy Drew — editor's note]
In the video, Brittany Cox said that she is so exited to be back in the studio recording the newest Nancy Drew mystery game and that this week celebrating 93rd birthday of Nancy Drew character and it's even more special to be recording for a new case. Also, she repeated the puzzle text that this mystery is filled with friends all is new and she'd love to tell us more, but it's “Top Secret.”
How do you think, what we will get tomorrow? We can't describe how our team are inspired by all these news! 😀
Here the new video about #ND34! This weekend HeR Interactive shown one of the interactives in the game ☕
Remember how many times Nancy ended up behind the counter in the story? To cook sandwiches, then cocktails.
In the new game, Nancy will definitely work as a barista: you can even draw emoticons from foam :)
At the same time, they showed us a little more of the same cafeteria and cryptically added: “you'll never know who nancy will next meet.”
That's all for now. Stay tuned 😉
Today HeR Interactive posted a short video compilation about cooking from various old games, but with an interesting audio sequence — the voice acting of various #ND34 characters. For example, you can hear the phrase like “Gonna play a mix maid for a while, are you?” or “Time to mix it up!”
As the description of the video, HeR Interactive once again left another hidden message: “which nAncy dRew cookIng puzzle do you like To plAy BeSt? 😋” From the uppercase letters you can make the word "BARISTA". This directly indicates that just like in Midnight in Salem we will be able to prepare not herbs, but coffee for visitors to the library cafe.
It can also be noted that Nancy Drew again voices by Brittany Cox, as in the 33rd game.
The Screenshot From The 34th Nancy Drew Game? What?! 👀
This is how our team and other fans of the game react to any news. And now we'll tell you where the screenshot is from.
Today one of Clue Crew — Carter (@thenancydrewtimes) — with the help of other fans (Laura Gabrie and others) has become a bit of a hacker. They decided to look at the web code of the email we talked about earlier.
🗝 In the letter, they found a file called IsThisARenderFromGame34Maybe.png.
🗝 A password-protected Easter page was found on the site.
🗝 We got anagrams from letters and guessed them: HAUNTED, IMPOSTER.
🗝 In the pictures on the page, we found the word Tuesday (should we wait for something today?).
And we downloaded that render. Look: there are entertaining paintings on the wall with images from previous games. Is this really a screenshot from the game?
In general, nothing is clear yet, there are a lot of mysteries :) In general, this quest to find clues — the keys to the teaser itself somehow refers to the name "Mystery of the Seven Keys".
👇🏻 By the way, write in the comments or throw some lights if you want us to show screenshots of how the fans found this render.
Today Calina Herman (aka @StoryRetold) found one more screenshot of the future Nancy Drew game on the HeR Interactive website! 🔍
And the most important thing that on the new screenshot we can see the same library as on the previous one.
P. S. The screenshot has already been deleted from the website, but we were on time to download it.
We were waiting for this... And it finally happened! There are news about the 34th Nancy Drew game! 🕵🏼♀️
Sorry for the loud headline, although it's almost true :)HeR Interactive newsletter subscribers received the unusual email today. The letter said that Nancy Drew will celebrate her 93rd birthday this month debuted on April 28, 1930. Along the way are invited to buy merch items, and then — the most interesting. And no less mysterious:
🗝 Games Trivia with highlighted letters in the text and on the backgrounds of the old and known ND games. Is everything old and known? In the one picture there is a barely visible castle, which, it seems, we haven't seen before.
If you put all the letters together, you get the word thirty-four. An obvious allusion to the 34th part.Do you remember our news about "The Mystery of the Seven Keys" title patent by HeR?
🔎 Next in the newsletter is a sheet of paper with the text “It's your day. Saturday, April 1st, Morning". And there's a camera icon. If you click a picture, you'll be redirected to Nancy Drew PC Games page in Instagram. And... there's not any post!
They had about thousands post, and now all them gone. Maybe it's a joke? Or maybe they did it on purpose?
📜 The last one is the final letter on recognizable paper with which the reader wrote Nancy's old cases. There, on her own behalf, she expressed her gratitude to us, the fans, for her devoted support in the investigation of so many years.
At the end, she writes that ... she packs her bags and comes to a new business!
It would be observed, where even more joyful? You have been hacked ("you have been hacked"). And this is strange, because the site does not say anything about it.
Here's the news, Clue Crew! Is this a joke or true? All presenters are well aware that today is April Fool's Day. It would be cruel to joke with such a loss of loyal fans. We believe that this is a clear hint for a new part :)
Stay tuned! We will keep up to date with the news.
There is a possibility that the Nancy Drew game #34 (#ND34) will be names as "Mystery of the Seven Keys".
According to the trademark extract, HeR Interactive acquired the name on October 12, 2021.
The company has registered a trademark in the category "downloadable video and computer games". This was reported by @ChazVsJazz on Reddit.
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