Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident Has Co-op Investigations

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Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is due out next week on the Wii, but no one quite knows what it’s about. Here’s a rundown of the story from Nintendo:


Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident follows a wealthy recluse named Winston Malgrave who claims to have made an extraordinary discovery. His private island is home to a strange dust that may have the power to cure many of the world’s ailments. When he requests the aid of the master detective of the Mystery Case Files detective agency to help him save his beloved wife, Sarah, he opens the door into a world of shadowy intrigue and closely guarded family secrets. Is there more to this eccentric client’s case than meets the eye?”


The Malgrave Incident has multiplayer features, too. You can play the adventure mode with three other people, to help solve the hidden-object puzzles. The main player controls the camera, while the rest can drop in and out whenever they like.


There are competitive multiplayer modes, too. In Swift Pick, you compete to find hidden objects before other players. In Tick Tick Pick, you have to find an object and pass the ticking bomb to an opponent before it goes off. Finally, Classic Pick has you competing to see who finds the most items.


The game is still developed by Big Fish Games, but Nintendo will be publishing Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident themselves on June 27th. The game now has three visual layers of objects to zoom and sort through.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.