London, England, October 5th, 2009; JoWooD Productions and Dreamcatcher proudly present the Nintendo DS™ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery crime novel, The A.B.C. Murders, in which master detective Hercule Poirot, and his close friend, Captain Hastings, race to solve a bizarre series of murders and apprehend the elusive madman responsible.
Originally published in 1936, the book was later adapted for the 1965 film The Alphabet Murders with Tony Randall as Hercule Poirot, and a TV series in 1992 staring David Suchet. On 28th October 2009 Christie fans will be able to experience the book from within when the game launches for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi.
The game adaptation casts players as the diligent Captain Hastings, assisting Poirot in the search for the victims’ killer. Using the touch screen controls, players will be able to inspect crime scenes, question suspects, and draw conclusions of their own in an effort to catch the murderer before he strikes again.
Clemens Schneidhofer from JoWooD, said:“More than 70 years on, Christie’s novels are as gripping and thrilling as ever. This game adaptation is a way for people familiar with the book to experience the story from within, assisting the legendary detective, Hercule Poirot. And for a new generation of murder mystery fans, the chance to experience the suspense, intrigue and adventure of Christie’s crime thrillers that has enthralled her readers for nearly a century.”
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About JoWooD Productions Software AG
JoWooD Productions Software AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a leading publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality titles for all existing and future gaming systems. JoWooD games are distributed worldwide by an efficient net of distribution partners. Visit http://corporate.jowood.com for more information.
About DreamCatcher Inc.
DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by JoWooD Productions, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange.