Legacy Interactive, a leading games developer bringing television's greatest dramas to life on the PC, announced today that beta testing is underway for Law & Order: Justice is Served. Selected from sign-ups on the Legacy Interactive Web site, approximately 50 beta testers will take part in a two week evaluation of an in progress version of the game before it ships to stores. Law & Order: Justice is Served will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games and is slated to ship September 30, 2004.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning TV drama, "Law & Order", Law & Order: Justice is Served immerses players in a murder mystery involving a young female tennis star found dead in her locker room before the start of the U.S. Open. Featuring two phases of exciting & challenging gameplay, players join their favorite stars from the TV show including Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin and Elisabeth RÃ¶hm to first solve the crime and then try the case.
"We are very excited to hear what our beta testers will have to say about Law & Order: Justice is Served," said Ariella Lehrer, Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Interactive. "We are hoping to get some solid feedback from fans of the TV series and PC gamers alike that will help us make the game as engaging as the show itself."
Players will first assume the role of Detective in the investigation, having to gather and analyze evidence, solve puzzles, and interrogate witnesses along side recognized Detectives Lennie Briscoe (Orbach) and Ed Green (Martin). In the trial phase, players take on the role of Assistant District Attorney working alongside A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn (Röhm) to build a strong case against the defendant in order to convince the jury to return a guilty verdict. Making a cameo appearance in Law & Order: Justice is Served, is tennis personality, Patrick McEnroe, who will be featured as himself.