Legacy Interactive announced today that it will develop video game versions of the TV comedy-drama Psych and the iconic sci-fi series Twilight Zone. These are the latest titles in Legacy’s “Hollywood Hits” series of games based on popular TV shows, joining Murder, She Wrote and House, M.D. as well as the unreleased Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer.
According to Legacy, Psych will blend light adventure gameplay with challenging hidden object searches, as players take on the role of Shawn Spencer, who consults with the local police department to solve crimes as a would-be psychic while actually using his heightened observational skills.
The game consists of two all-new episodic cases to solve with a cast of quirky witnesses and suspects and no shortage of witty banter between Shawn and best friend Gus. While exploring the beautiful Santa Barbara locales, players must collect inventory items, play mini-games to find previously undetected evidence, solve clever puzzles, and help Shawn and Gus talk their way into and out of trouble. Players must stay alert and watch for clues only an expertly trained investigator, or perhaps even a real psychic, would be able to see in order to uncover the truth.
Psych is slated to launch in the last quarter of 2011 on PC and Mac. At launch, USA Network will be offering a free 30-minute trial of the game on their casual/social gaming portal CharacterArcade. The game will also be available for download at LegacyGames.com and other retailers.
In an original story being developed exclusively for the video game, players will take on the role of a struggling actor who finds himself trapped as a recurring character in multiple episodes of a TV show, from which he can’t escape before uncovering his role in each storyline.
Players will encounter adventure style quests in which they set in motion key events through their actions within the game. In addition, as they find bits of the script in hidden object scenes across all the episodes, they learn more about the bizarre circumstances of their never-ending acting gig.
“Who doesn’t remember episodes like ‘Time Enough at Last’ or ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet?'” said Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO of Legacy Interactive. “Beloved by baby boomers worldwide, Legacy hopes to bring the same chilling intelligence, social relevance, and supernatural themes to our Twilight Zone video game.”
Twilight Zone is slated to launch in early 2012 for PC and Mac and will be available for download at LegacyGames.com and other retailers.