The Phantom of Venice is the eighteenth installment in the Nancy Drew computer games series created by Her Interactive.
It will be released on July 8, 2008.
1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU,
128 MB of RAM
1 GB or more of hard drive space
32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
24X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers
Somewhere beyond the bright piazzas and open markets of the Venice Carnevale lurks a masked thief. Despite months of investigations, the Italian police remain helpless as stolen treasures vanish in the night. That’s why the authorities asked you, as detective Nancy Drew, to join the case, to infiltrate a dangerous crime syndicate and catch this phantom thief before he or she destroys the heart of Venice!
Colin, a handsome art restorer, is restoring the Ca Nascosta for very little money, even though he’s one of the best in his field. He claims to love art and works for near nothing because it is his passion. His job allows him to gain access to valuable artifacts, making him the perfect candidate for the thefts. Would he steal the treasures and sell them on the black market?
La Contessa Margherita Fauberg
Recently widowed, Margherita inherited a large sum of money after her husband passed away and purchased the Ca Nascosta to cement her status as a Venetian socialite. Her frivolous spending habits may have caused her to fall upon hard times, and she would do anything to stay in her elite circle of wealthy friends – including the theft and sale of priceless artifacts?
Helena specializes in reporting high profile crimes. She covered the bust of the infamous Machiano Crime Syndicate and traveled to Venice to report on the recent thefts. Ambitious and calculating, Helena is extremely knowledgeable about the failures and successes of crime rings, but is she telling everything she knows, or does she have her own agenda?
Originally a member of the Machiano Crime Syndicate and a guard for stolen goods, Enrico escaped jail time because the police could never find the items he supposedly guarded. Now Enrico runs a private club called the Casa dei Giochi (House of Cards), but is it just a front for another crime ring? After all, he has the connections and the knowledge to steal the artifacts, so what’s stopping him?
The prime suspect in the case, Mr. Fango installed modern conveniences for the houses where priceless artifacts were stolen. Tech savvy Antonio knows his way around security systems and may be communicating with the crime ring. Unfortunately, authorities have no evidence against him. Is he committing crimes so perfectly that no clues are left behind?