23rd April 2008
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is a new adventure game for PC that takes place in 19th century London. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson must solve puzzles to stop French gentleman burglar Arsène Lupin from stealing priceless objects from five famous London locations. Providing the player pays close attention to detail, the path to Lupin’s undoing is elementary.
The game starts at the famous 221B Baker Street address in Marylebone where Sherlock Holmes receives a letter from Lupin, challenging the London detective to foil his latest robbery. To complete the mission and stop Lupin in his tracks, players must explore Holmes’ neighbourhood, trawling Glentworth Street and Melcombe Street to find clues, even meeting the locals at Barnes bookstore and the Golden Lion pub.
Famous London landmarks are rendered in accurate historic detail, including the National Gallery, where players can view faithfully recreated works of art from all over Europe. Holmes will also need to peruse the exhibits of the Egyptian and Babylonian Halls in the British Museum. The mystery will eventually take Holmes to the Tower of London, where he must scour the renowned Bloody Tower and dungeons.
Play as Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and even Inspector Lestrade in the race to stop one of literature’s most notorious crooks. The quest requires interaction in real-time 3D with more than 40 characters on Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s travels, including a very private interview with the Queen of England.
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Focus Home Interactive
Release date: 16th May 2008
Genre: Point and click adventure
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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