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Hardy Boys game series detected on the horizon

With the immense popularity of the Nancy Drew adventure series, it was only a matter of time until the Hardy Boys got their own. That time is now at hand, as JoWooD and The Adventure Company announced today that they will be bringing the teen sleuths to PC in an ongoing mystery series beginning in 2008.

While Frank and Joe Hardy may look young, the brothers have been around since 1928, selling over 100 million book copies in the process. Even today, The Hardy Boys classic editions sell over a million copies annually, and the boys are also involved in an all-new contemporary series called Undercover Brothers. The new partnership agreement with Simon & Schuster will include an unspecified number of games over the course of five years.

The debut adventure is scheduled for next fall, entitled The Tower Treasure. Not many details about the first game or the series in general have been revealed so far, but the publisher's stated goal is to "remain true to the original stories and characters" of the Hardy Boys novels, only this time in an interactive environment, putting players in the mysteries alongside them.

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