Cult Hit Adventure Series "Sherlock Holmes" Returns in a New Remastered Version

Since its release in 2007, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened has attracted a huge worldwide audience, earning high marks from reviewers and consumers alike. Regarded by many as one of the best uses of a license (earning GameSpot's "Best Use of a License" award in 2007)– The Awakened is one of the key titles in the adventure genre is the past several years.

In the original game, players were immersed in the world of Sherlock Holmes through a first-person style of gameplay. While this was a seen by many as a fresh and new take on the genre, many fans felt the game could be improved by adding a more traditional and familiar third-person perspective. To better serve these fans of "classic" adventure games, Frogwares is now pleased to announce an updated version of The Awakened, offering a third-person gameplay mode.

To showcase this new version of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Focus and Frogwares have today released a new video walkthrough of the game's features. Narrated by Wael Amr, Director of Frogwares, this new video focuses on the game's updates and changes, along with discussing the reasoning behind the gameplay changes.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition will be released on PC DVD on October 23 2008.

Watch the video (Streaming)

http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com/videos/sh3r

The official website of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com

Updated features of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition include:

• Two view modes - the original 1st-person mode, along with the new 3rd-person mode, which brings a fresh new perspective to the game

• A new Help Bar which allows players in the 3rd-person mode to instantly discover all the available actions on the screen

• An updated help system that offers gamers step-by-step solutions to the game's puzzles.

• Improved graphics which feature new lighting, HD effects, shaders, shadows and new animations

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.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Frogwares

Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio specialized in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares realizes quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with high quality licenses such as the award-winning Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and now Dracula. The graphic quality, technical innovation and their incredible ability to create environments and atmospheres are the spearheads of their titles.

http://www.frogwares.com

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