CSI: NY indicted for PC

Ubisoft inks TV show adaptation for release this holiday season; adventure game to feature five different cases, new minigames.

If there's one thing that decades of police procedural dramas have taught TV audiences, it's that there is no shortage of dead bodies in the Big Apple. TV-watching whodunit fans will be able to crack five such cases later this year, when Ubisoft releases CSI: New York for the PC.

Lieutenant Dan is on the case!

Based on the CBS TV show of the same name, CSI: NY will let players step into the (gum)shoes of detectives Mac Taylor and Stella Bonasera, respectively played on the show by Gary Sinise and Melina Kanakaredes. Taylor and Bonasera will spend the game solving five original cases scripted by the show's writers. Gameplay tweaks to the CSI series will include new mechanics for interrogations and blood work, as well as a variety of new minigames to simulate facial reconstruction, code breaking, and more.

Ubisoft has enlisted Legacy Interactive to handle development duties on the game. While this will be the studio's first stint on the CSI series, it has no shortage of experience in the genre. Previous Legacy titles have included a string of Law & Order games, including Criminal Intent and Justice is Served. Going beyond the mean streets, Legacy has developed a variety of games including The Apprentice and the Zoo Vet series.

CSI: NY is expected in stores this holiday season.

Disclosure: CSI is a trademarked property of GameSpot parent company CBS.

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pidow
pidow

Old NY....will never be the same.

Fobeus
Fobeus

@necro There's already been four CSI games and one CSI: Miami game. This is the first for CSI: NY though.

necronaux
necronaux

Where the 'cases' were 'scripted' by actual writers of the show, the stories may be halfway decent. How the game play works out, we'll have to wait and see. If it is a success, be sure CSI: Miami et al will follow.

hermes200
hermes200

I got a good feeling about this one. Might as well wait and see...

spiny
spiny

Please stop with the bad puns in the article headlines. "indicted for PC"? That doesn't even make sense.

akiwak
akiwak

I like the original show the most and don't watch the NY version. They had a hard time with the previous CSI games but I still enjoyed cause I'm a fan. Goodluck with this one!

shinobistealth7
shinobistealth7

I at first read that as "Indicted for CP" and was like "O_O" Then, I lol'd.

Chargrilled
Chargrilled

I love all the CSI games even though they get bad reviews usually. Cant wait for this game to release.

standman67
standman67

Ah, pixel hunting. It's Kings Quest with fingerprint powder and luminol. Fun, if you like that sort of thing.

soulfood4
soulfood4

Agreed, i hate games like this, wasnt the other CSI game bad enough?

Franko_3
Franko_3

Not again... I though the era of these trash "tv-series spin-off" adventure game was over

Franko_3
Franko_3

Not again... I though the era of these trash "tv-series spin-off" adventure game was over