NBCUNIVERSAL, LEGACY INTERACTIVE(R) AND GLYPHIC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC ANNOUNCE THE DSIWARETM RELEASE OF HOUSE, M.D. - GLOBETROTTING
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- May 27, 2011 - NBCUniversal, Casual game publisher Legacy Interactive(R), together with developer Glyphic Entertainment, LLC, announced today the Nintendo DsiWare (TM) release of House, M.D. - Globetrotting, the first of five game episodes adapted from the television series by the same name. New game episodes based on the popular TV show will be released monthly. House, M.D. is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
In House, M.D. - Globetrotting, Dr. House and the team meet Henry, an aging television archaeologist who's more concerned about saving face than saving his own life. Featuring all eight stars from the hit television show, players solve dozens of mind-bending puzzles and mini-games to uncover critical clues about the patient's hidden life. House, M.D. takes a unique approach in blending light adventure game play with mini-games and lab tests.
"We are thrilled to be co-publishing our first game on the Nintendo DSiWare (TM) service, particularly one based on such a popular TV show as HOUSE," said Ariella Lehrer, President and CEO of Legacy Interactive(R). "Legacy has a successful history of delivering episodic, downloadable game content based on TV shows. We hope that fans enjoy the first game episode and come back each month for more."
House, M.D. - Globetrotting will be available for North America this Monday, May 30th, priced at 800 Nintendo DSi Points TM . http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/oJZ4Lp5v4qgKunpQI1sL2260RWE5JKOD
HOUSE, an innovative take on the medical drama, is a series in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
HOUSE has been honored with four Emmy Awards, including an award for creator and executive producer David Shore (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series). The series has been honored with 23 Emmy Award nominations, including four for Outstanding Drama Series and five for Hugh Laurie (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series).
Additionally, HOUSE received two Golden Globe Awards for Laurie (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series) and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Laurie (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series) as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series, Drama and three consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama.
The show celebrated its milestone 150th episode in April 2011.
DR. GREGORY HOUSE (Hugh Laurie), devoid of bedside manner and his behavior often borders on antisocial, but he is a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him a great deal of respect. An infectious disease specialist, he thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives. House shepherds an elite team of experts who help him unravel diagnostic mysteries, including neurologist DR. ERIC FOREMAN (Omar Epps), plastic surgeon DR. CHRIS TAUB (Peter Jacobson), enigmatic DR. REMY HADLEY/THIRTEEN (Olivia Wilde) and surgeon DR. ROBERT CHASE (Jesse Spencer). He has a confidant and good friend in oncology specialist DR. JAMES WILSON (Robert Sean Leonard), and maintains a somewhat volatile and strained relationship with former girlfriend DR. LISA CUDDY (Lisa Edelstein), the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator. Though the two are in constant conflict over House's duties and unconventional behavior, even she would admit that his brilliance is worth the trouble.
HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran, Greg Yaitanes and Hugh Laurie are executive producers.
HOUSE airs Mondays on FOX.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive(R) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy has introduced new interactive genres, including its Hollywood Hits(TM) series of games based on popular TV dramas such as Law & Order, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and House M.D. Legacy is also known for its RealLife GAMES(R) medical simulations that include such titles as Pet Pals(R), Emergency Room(R) and Zoo Vet. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through its publishing partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, Prime Games, Majesco, and 505 Games. www.legacyinteractive.com.
About Glyphic Entertainment, LLC
Founded in 2002, Glyphic Entertainment, LLC is a privately owned, premier developer of innovative entertainment products for the Nintendo DS(TM)/ Nintendo DSi(TM) and Wii(TM) consumer PC and various mobile technologies, including Windows Mobile, Smartphone and Apple iPhone devices. Glyphic Entertainment's catalog includes several famous entertainment brands, including Warlords, Ancient Evil, House M.D., Clueless, Marker Man and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Glyphic's works are distributed worldwide through its publishing partners, Legacy Interactive, Mindscape, Aspyr, Emme Interactive, Majesco Entertainment, Paramount Studios, 505 Games, Crave Entertainment and Red Wagon Games.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premiere motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.
About NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store.