24th October 2008
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition, from Ascaron and 93Games is available for close scrutiny today. This classic point and click adventure includes a new third person view mode, improved graphics and an updated help system.
Players will have their powers of observation and logic severely tested as they guide the infamous resident of 221B Baker Street across London in search of vital clues, accompanied by his loyal sidekick Doctor Watson. Budding detectives will benefit from three main additional features:
• A new third person mode - Players can now choose between stepping into the first person mode of Sherlock Holmes himself or viewing gameplay in the new third person mode. This allows a more objective view, helping players to avoid missing any clues that must be scrutinized using Holmes’ iconic magnifying glass.
• Improved graphics - New lighting, HD effects, shaders, shadows and new animations, giving the locations a distinctive and genuine 19th century feel.
• An updated help system - Displays available actions on the screen to provide assistance with difficult puzzles.
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition is the updated version of the successful PC adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and is on sale today.
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Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / 93Games
Release date: 24th October 2008
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, TrackMania United, and City Life 2008.
Founded in 1996, 93GAMES is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, 93GAMES 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 93GAMES in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. 93GAMES 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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