Unsolved Crimes screens for DS

Crime detective adventure coming this year

Empire Interactive has dropped word that it'll be publishing Now Production's upcoming DS adventure, Unsolved Crimes.

Hot on the heels of Phoenix Wright and Hotel Dusk, Empire Interactive hopes the game will appeal to both those audiences.

Taking on the role of a young rookie detective in a Homicide division, you and your partner must solve the mysterious aspiring model Betsy Blake.

Empire Interactive says the game is set in a stylized 1970s New York and will contain a wealth of options and functions that all draw on the unique functionality of the DS.

Expect to mark spots on maps with Xs, write notes in virtual books and scribble over a pad to reveal what the previous writer jotted down.

Unsolved Crimes is tapped for release sometime this year.