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Midnight in Salem is the thirty-third Nancy Drew adventure video game developed by HeR Interactive. It was released on December 3, 2019, with pre-orders beginning in October 2019.[1]

It is based on the novel The Witch Tree Symbol, the thirty-third book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series.

The game was notably delayed multiple times, and it came out four a half years after the previous game Sea of Darkness.

Premise

From the developer's website:

Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate. The Hathorne House was originally constructed by Judge John Hathorne, inquisitor of the infamous Salem witch trials and the final home to 102-year-old Frances Tuttle, his last direct descendant. When Tuttle passed away, the estate became city property and while the mayor was seeking a manager to oversee the estate the home burst into flames. The ongoing investigation has turned up little evidence but concerned citizens have accused Mei Parry of arson and are pressuring the police to arrest the secretive teenager. As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.

Appearances

Characters

Main article: Midnight in Salem/Characters

Locations

  • Salem, Massachusetts (main)
  • Austria (opening)

Release

The game was initially set for release in 2015, but on August 19, 2015, Her Interactive announced that Midnight in Salem would be delayed until Fall 2016 at the earliest due to them switching to the Unity engine and the launch of Codes & Clues.[2] After a delay in the release, Her announced on December 19, 2017, that the game would release in Spring 2019. The release would be for PC and Macs as in the past, but has the potential to expand to tablets, consoles, and virtual reality platforms.

On May 1, 2019, Her Interactive announced that Midnight in Salem is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2019. Pre-orders were set to begin on October 1, but on that day, Her Interactive announced pre-orders were delayed for two weeks.[3][4]

The game was released for PC and Mac on December 3, 2019.

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Trivia

  • This game is the first to feature Brittany Cox as the voice of Nancy Drew, instead of the iconic Lani Minella. Cox's role was confirmed on November 29, 2019.[5]
    • Cox's husband, Ryan Ricks, was also confirmed as the game's composer on November 29, 2019.[5]
  • The game is the first in the series to allow full movement, but it's still be point and click.
  • Mei and Teegan's surnames were originally spelled "Parris", similar to that of Salem minister Samuel Parris. However, the spelling was later changed. Olivia Ravencraft was also initially named Jenna Ravencraft, and Lauren Holt was changed from Lauren Corey.
  • Danni Krehbiel was originally the voice for Mei.[6]

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