Avert National Disaster In The Latest Episode Of The Sherlock Holmes Series

9th April 2008

Ascaron Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive have announced the release of the first playable demo of Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, the latest episode in the critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes adventure series for PC.

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis takes players to 19th Century London and brings together two of the most celebrated characters in detective fiction, London detective Sherlock Holmes and French gentleman thief Arsène Lupin.

Lupin plans to rob London of five immensely valuable objects over the course of five days and has challenged Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes to stop him. The objects are housed in highly prestigious locations such as the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tower of London and even Buckingham Palace. Sherlock Holmes will have to muster all his courage and ingenuity to thwart Lupin’s plans and save England from terrible humiliation.


The new demo contains hours of gameplay and puts players in the role of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, hot on the trail of Arsène Lupin as he plans to steal a precious painting at the National Gallery in London. Gather clues, investigate crime scenes, interview witnesses and use the power of reason to solve the puzzles left by the gentleman burglar.

Download the demo (644 MB)


Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Focus Home Interactive

Web: www.Ascaron.com

Developer: Frogwares

Release date: Q2 2008

Price: TBC


Format: PC

Genre: RPG

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.


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Dorothy Chandler / Matt King

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