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Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« on: May 14, 2008, 12:17:19 PM »
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"HARDY BOYS: THE HIDDEN THEFT" PC GAME

Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley to Provide
Voice Talent for Frank and Joe Hardy

Toronto, Canada, May 14, 2008 – Tapping the talents of two of Hollywood’s rising young stars, JoWooD and DreamCatcher Games, leading worldwide publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment software, working in conjunction with Resnick Interactive Development, LLC, today announced that they have signed on teen media titans Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley to lend their talents as the voices of Frank and Joe Hardy in the forthcoming PC game, The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft.


For the complete PRESS RELEASE you can click the "comments" link below.

 
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Re: PRESS RELEASE - Hardy Boys PC Game
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 12:22:16 PM »
JOWOOD/DREAMCATCHER GO HOLLYWOOD FOR UPCOMING
‘HARDY BOYS: THE HIDDEN THEFT' PC GAME

Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley to Provide Voice Talent for Frank and Joe Hardy

Toronto, Canada, May 14, 2008 – Tapping the talents of two of Hollywood's rising young stars, JoWooD and DreamCatcher Games, leading worldwide publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment software, working in conjunction with Resnick Interactive Development, LLC, today announced that they have signed on teen media titans Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley to lend their talents as the voices of Frank and Joe Hardy in the forthcoming PC game, The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft.

"Securing the voice talent of Jesse and Cody really enhances the overall entertainment experience for our fans," said Byron Gaum, Global Product Marketing Manager, DreamCatcher Games. "We are thrilled to be working with both stars on making The Hidden Theft one of the most captivating Hardy Boys mysteries to date."

"It's very exciting having Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley on the project," said Mike Adams, Producer of The Hardy Boys franchise for DreamCatcher Games. "They are such great young talents, and I look forward to working with them both."

Emmy award-winning daytime actor and platinum-selling recording artist Jesse McCartney makes his way back to the videogame space as he takes on the voice of elder brother Frank Hardy in The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft.  Now a veteran at lending his voice to a videogame character, Jesse will help guide Hannah Montana star, Cody Linley as he rounds out the famous mystery solving duo by lending his voice as Frank's younger brother, Joe Hardy.

In The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft, the vault of the Spencer Mansion is robbed, and the Bayport Police call on the Hardy Boys to help tie up some loose ends, but they soon find themselves in the middle of a major criminal investigation that takes them on an adventure all over Bayport, and even into New York City. But the pieces don't add up, and Frank and Joe find themselves embroiled in a drama of sinister proportions. Is the recent theft linked to something from the past? Can Frank and Joe find and decipher the clues in time to prevent another crime from happening?

Developed by XPEC Entertainment Inc., The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is expected to be available for PC users this fall at retail outlets nationwide. For more information about The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft please visit www.dreamcatchergames.com.

About The Hardy Boys

With over 100 million copies of their beloved books in print, America's original crime scene investigators, Frank and Joe Hardy, are riding a wave of classic retro popularity combined with a whole new attitude.

Since 1928, Simon & Schuster and Grosset & Dunlap have published The Hardy Boys classic editions, currently selling over 1 million copies annually. The new contemporary series Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, featuring the boys as spies for American Teens Against Crime launched in 2005, with an additional Super Mystery published every summer.

About DreamCatcher Inc.

Established in 1996 and located in Toronto, Canada, DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for Windows® as well as the leading hardware platforms, including Xbox 360™, PlayStation® 3, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.

DreamCatcher is owned by JoWooD Productions, an Austrian based videogame publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange. DreamCatcher markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically-acclaimed, bestselling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.

Visit www.dreamcatchergames.com for more information.

About Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonsays.com.

About Resnick Interactive Development, LLC

Established in 2000 and located in Los Angeles, CA Resnick Interactive Development, LLC, is a boutique talent acquisition and audio production company exclusive to the videogame marketplace. Todd Resnick has been the Casting Executive on over 50 videogame titles with a number of foreign developers and publishers. His expertise aids in delivering A-List actors to Game Makers worldwide. Resnick Interactive also recently launched the online game music utility www.gamecues.com.
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Re: PRESS RELEASE - Hardy Boys PC Game
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 12:51:41 PM »
Wow :o :o :o finally aHardy Boyscomputer game!!

Thanks for the info,Skywarp

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 04:21:49 PM »
Yes, Finally!
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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 05:31:48 PM »
Even though they changed the name, from what we can tell from the plot blurb it still looks like it will be a revamped version of The Tower Treasure.:) I'm glad there biasing it on the original series and not the UB series, I wonder what they had to do to get the go ahead from S&S. I put together a short article about the game, on The Hardy Boys Wiki (see the link below).

http://hardyboys.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hardy_Boys:_The_Hidden_Theft

SkyWarp, I've put a link to your original post on the homepage of The Hardy Boys Wiki, hope you don't mind.  But if it is a problem I'll remove it.

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 05:44:45 PM »
That's fine.  However, if you want, you might want to just link to one of the developers sights or Jowood's press sight as I am just relaying their press release they sent me. 

Either way it doesn't matter. 

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 06:01:00 PM »
That's fine.  However, if you want, you might want to just link to one of the developers sights or Jowood's press sight as I am just relaying their press release they sent me. 

Either way it doesn't matter. 
Okay, do have a link? I couldn't find the press release on their site.

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 06:04:54 PM »
YAY! ;D I can't wait for it to come out!
That's really cool they got jesse McCartney to do one of the voices.I love him,he's one of my favorite singers.
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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 09:10:58 PM »
Yes! It's about time they made a Hardy computer game.

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 09:50:19 PM »
Okay, do have a link? I couldn't find the press release on their site.

http://presse.jowood.com/?id=976


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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 10:26:18 PM »
Yes!! It's about time!!! Whoo hoo!!
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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 04:37:27 PM »
Whoa. When I first saw the pics, I thought, "Oh wow, are they actually going to cast these guys in some kind of TV series or movie?" But then I read what's going on haha. That'd be weird.

Seriously, though - if I had to choose who's voice goes with who, it should be Cody = Frank and Jesse = Joe just in my opinion, from what I can remember what they sound like! It seems kind of backwards, but whatever.

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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 01:49:33 PM »
 Iwas in love with jesse in 2nd grade. Back when he was in Dream Street. I bought his cd a few years ago. I like the choises.
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Re: Hardy Boys Voices Chosen for PC Game
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2008, 09:33:25 PM »
More of the voice cast has been revealed at IMDb:
  • Nancy Drew, as was rumored will appear in the game, and will be voiced by Blythe Auffarth.
  • Fenton will be voiced by Jon Curry, who will also lend his voice to two other characters, Harold and Edward.
  • Leigh Allyn Baker will voice Laura Hardy and a new character named Ellen.
  • Matt Levin will voice Chet, and Phil (the first time he has appeared in a Hardy adventure since the Digests!), as well as a game-only character, Eric.
  • Iola will be voiced by Kelly Stables.
  • Aunt Gertrude, who will be called Trudy, will be voiced by Jennifer Darling, who will also voice Mary.
  • Nolan North will be the voice of three characters, Con, Gus, and Dougal.
  • Ezra and a character named Sammuel (posibly Sam Radley or NYPD chief Sam Peterson) will be voiced by  Joe Hanna.
  • A parrot, probably Playback, will be voiced by David Lodge.
  • And Pat Fraley will be voice Thomas, Orin, and a ''TV Voice''.
   

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2008, 01:28:06 PM »
Is it available for pre-order?
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