Her Interactive confirms that the Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem release date has been pushed back. The game has been delayed several times since it was first announced in 2015.
Set in the witchy town of Salem, MA., Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem is a point and click adventure which sees the titular female protagonist help out an old friend.
Could Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem Come to Consoles?
In its December update, Her Interactive reveals that it is now targeting a spring 2019 release date for Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem. The hotly anticipated adventure game has been delayed several times since being announced in 2015. The game was pushed to 2016 and then that release date slipped to 2017.
Her Interactive explains that these delays are because it is using a new engine to develop the game. This decision has been made in order to develop games for Windows PC and Mac as well as tablets, consoles, and even augmented and virtual reality devices. Mobile devices did get Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues last year but clearly, Her Interactive wants to do even more with a greater range of platforms.
Her Interactive goes on to explain:
This versatility means that the design and development of our games are even more complex than in the past. Our PC/Mac game design will work for players on the go with tablets and possibly for players that may want to immerse themselves in the mixed reality world. We are also constantly evaluating new technologies and trends in the game industry. Consequently, this is why it is taking much longer to develop this title than previous ones. This thoroughness will put HeR Interactive in a better position for the future while providing us with the tools necessary to continue to deliver amazing experiences for our fans.
Fans of Nancy Drew and her sleuthing will be hoping that this Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem release date sticks. They will also have their fingers crossed that Her Interactive will be providing more regular updates about the game from here on out.
Details on the game have been scant since the initial announcement and fans say that concept art and character details just aren’t enough. With a more reasonable release date penciled in, hopefully Her Interactive will be able to offer much more information about the game in the run-up to 2019.
Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem will be released in 2019 on Windows PC and Mac.
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