Law & Order: SVU is the only surviving Law & Order show, but the franchise is surviving in game form. Law & Order: Legacies will soon be coming to your iPad, iPhone and computer.
NBCUniversal and Telltale Games have partnered together on this new Law & Order game, which will be composed of seven “episodes”. Law & Order: Legacies will include characters from several Law & Order shows, past and present, including: Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach, Law & Order), Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt, Law & Order), Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU) and Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston, Law & Order).
Players will act as both the detective and district attorney in the game. First they’ll hit the streets to investigate the crime and then head to the court room to prosecute the suspect. Each case will have multiple endings that will depend on the route players take.
The plots of the first two episodes have been released:
Episode 1: A maid at a five-star hotel is found attacked and murdered in a supply closet. On his first day back at the 27th precinct, Curtis catches the case, and with the help of Olivia Benson from SVU, uncovers a conspiracy involving voicemail hacking and a powerful media magnate.
Episode 2: In 1999, Lennie Briscoe and Curtis investigate when a body is discovered with a large gash to the inner thigh/femoral artery. McCoy focuses on the responsibility of an accomplice who denied the victim medical attention, and his careless disregard for the man’s life.
The first two episodes will be released on the iPad and iPhone in December, with subsequent episodes to follow. The PC and Mac versions of the game will be released in early 2012.
Watch a trailer for the game below and keep an eye out for the game!