Sherlock Holmes CONFRONTS NEW ADVERSARY IN the LATEST INSTALMENT of THE AWARD WINNING SERIES

Ascaron Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to announce the launch of the new PC game Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis. Already released in mainland Europe under the name Sherlock Holmes Versus Arsène Lupin, the game has been developed by Frogwares, the same company responsible for the critically-acclaimed Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened.

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

Arsène Lupin, a renowned French burglar, comes to 19th century London with one goal in mind– to defy Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes. He will do this by stealing five priceless objects in five days from prestigious locations, including the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tower of London and even Buckingham Palace. Sherlock Holmes must confront his young enemy and stop a national catastrophe.

In a familiar gaming interface, players will spend hours exploring an atmospheric 19th century London setting. There are more than 40 characters from the Victorian era to interact with and hundreds of clues and objects to uncover. Prepare yourself for a journey into history as you begin a battle of wits between the literary legends from authors Conan Doyle and Maurice LeBlanc.

“We continue to experience tremendous success with our Sherlock Holmes adventure series,” said Alan Wild, Global Product Marketing Manager at Ascaron Entertainment.“Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis promises to be another outstanding adventure game with the world-famous detective leading the way.”

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Focus Home Interactive

Web: www.Ascaron.com

Developer: Frogwares

Release date: Q3 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC

Genre: RPG/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.

http://www.focus-home.com

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