/* MIPro_-staging_Asentech_QA */

'THE TESTAMENT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' FOR XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEMS (GUM)SHOES INTO STORES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA; NEW 'LAUNCH TRAILER' COMMEMORATES RELEASE

 

IRVINE, CA -- SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 -- ATLUS, the video game brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced that The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, the latest interactive adventure for literature's most iconic detective, is now available in stores across North America for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A PC version is also available today via Steam. In recognition of the release, an exciting Launch Trailer made its debut, stylishly presenting the title's premise and gameplay.

"Through many titles, developer Frogwares has demonstrated exceptional grasp for the tone and spirit of Sherlock Holmes," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATLUS. "With this, the latest entry, they have delivered their finest adventure yet, rendered in greater detail and with more care than ever before. Fans of the books, not to mention television and film adaptations, will find every bit of the mystery, crime, and drama they have come to expect from the property, all of it presented with stunning visuals and masterfully crafted presentation."

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes leverages the advanced visual technology of an all-new game engine, one developed to provide players unprecedented depth and nuance in their examination and analysis of crime scenes, critical clues, and persons of interest. A versatile new control system retains the intricacy and involvement of a Sherlock Holmes adventure while making the experience enjoyably accessible for console gamers. All of this -- in addition to a new lighting engine; various post-process image effects; comprehensively motion captured characters; high quality voiceovers; and expert cinematography -- make The Testament of Sherlock Holmes the best-looking, most intricately detailed interactive Holmes adventure ever!

For more information, please visit the game's official website at www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com.

About The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Scrutinized by Scotland Yard, doubted by his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, and behaving more erratically than ever, Sherlock Holmes is in what might be his darkest hour yet.  His recent triumph in the case of a missing set of priceless jewels has turned to disaster; the necklace's owner accuses Holmes of returning a forgery to him, and there seems to be no evidence at the ready to clear his name.  Has Sherlock Holmes become a criminal?  If he is indeed a thief, what else is he capable of? As the questions and suspicions mount, will salvation be found or will there be nothing to stop the famous detective's seeming descent into darkness...

 

About ATLUS

Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, and the highly acclaimed Demon's Souls™, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.

For breaking news, special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the ATLUS Faithful!

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.