CSI Investigates Nintendo’s Wii
Next week: Mario charged with Koopa regicide.
By Jared Black 01/17/2008 17:12:46 PST

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Ubisoft announced today that it has shipped Telltale Games' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hard Evidence for the Nintendo Wii. This release looks to be the most mature CSI title yet, emphasizing the grittier aspects of the show while making use of the Wii Remote for clue gathering.

You'll find more in the press release below:

SAN FRANCISCO – January 17, 2008 – Today, Ubisoft announced CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION(TM) Hard Evidence is available on store shelves for the Wii(TM) home video game system from Nintendo. This release marks the debut of the CSI franchise on the Wii system. Players will be able to use the Wii Remote(TM) to navigate through a crime scene and use an intuitive interface that has been completely redone with a console audience in mind, making the game more like the show than ever. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION(TM) Hard Evidence is rated "M” for Mature and has a MSRP of $39.99.

Developed by Telltale Games, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION(TM) Hard Evidence will continue the crime-solving experience of Ubisoft's CSI video game series. Players will join Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the Las Vegas cast to help solve crimes using realistic techniques and lab equipment. The game features forensic reconstructions and atmospheric crime scenes taken directly from the television show, including an all-new garage lab for analyzing large pieces of evidence, improved evidence gathering, lab mini-games and more. There are more areas to explore and increased interaction with the CSI team, resulting in a longer play experience. Game features include:

• More Crime-Solving Action
Break down the evidence and bring suspects to justice in five all-new, bizarre crimes. Unravel longer cases, search bigger crime scenes and uncover hidden evidence in unique locations like never before.

• Go Deeper into the Evidence
Master new forensic tools and find more evidence than ever. Use the new garage lab to examine large pieces of evidence like cars and trucks. Recreate gunfights with ballistic lasers, uncover shocking secrets with video analysis and much more.

• The Ultimate CSI Experience
Experience your very own CSI episodes as you piece together clues with the real CSI actors. Take part in dramatic interrogations, create grisly crime reenactments and explore atmospheric crime scenes inspired by the show.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION(TM) is consistently one of the top-rated shows on network television and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Television Drama in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was a People's Choice Award nominee in 2007 as well. The CSI video game franchise, published by Ubisoft, has sold approximately 2.4 million units worldwide since the first CSI title was released in March 2003.

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