Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced Monday a new addition to its I SPY interactive franchise with the release of I SPY Castle for the Nintendo DS.
I SPY Castle will take gamers on a riddle-, puzzle- and brainteaser-filled exploration through a legendary castle. It will be available at retail this fall for $19.99.
“In its 20th anniversary year, I SPY continues to attract new fans based on its approach to seek and find,” said Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media.
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In I SPY Castle, fans uncover the story of an intriguing castle while playing 36 I SPY riddles set against 12 photo realistic and visually stunning castle scenes. 12 mini-games are hidden among the riddles and three logic puzzles unlock additional new rooms of the castle.
Players can collect objects to solve puzzles, unlock rooms and complete riddles, and hint features assist players in finding the most challenging objects. The game is being distributed by Cokem International.
Since the first I SPY book, written by Jean Marzollo with photographs from Walter Wick, was published by Scholastic in 1991, the program has expanded to include 42 million books in print, according to Scholastic.
Scholastic Media has developed the property into a global franchise — including an Emmy Award-winning television series that airs on HBO Family in the U.S. and has been sold in 31 countries worldwide.
In addition to Nintendo DS, the I SPY interactive franchise includes product offerings on other platforms including Wii, Leapster, Leapster2, Leapster Explorer DS, and LeapFrog’s Tag Learning System, as well as apps for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.