THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS DETECTIVE RETURNS IN SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE AWAKENED REMASTERED EDITION

15th October 2008

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition is the updated version of the successful PC adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. Due for release on the 23rd October 2008 by Ascaron and 93 Games, this classic point and click adventure game tests powers of observation and logic in enhanced atmospheric environments and from new player perspectives.

A demo and a new video walkthrough of the game have been released to accompany the announcement of the game:

To download the demo visit:

http://www.focus-files.com/demos/sh3remastered/sh3_remastered_demo_en-shop.exe

To watch the video online visit:

http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com/en/movies/sh3r

To download the video visit:

http://www.focus-files.com/trailers/sh3r/sh3_Remastered_int.rar

Whilst conducting investigations in the game, players will lead the infamous resident of 221B Baker Street down to London’s docks, through dark underground passages, dusty bookstores, grand mansions and raucous saloon bars in search of vital clues. The improved graphics feature new lighting, HD effects, shaders, shadows and new animations to help give the locations a distinctive and authentic 19th century feel.

Accompanied by loyal sidekick Doctor Watson, 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.

Other new features of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Edition include an updated help system, which displays available actions on the screen to provide assistance with difficult puzzles.

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

Fast facts

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / 93 Games

Web: www.Ascaron.com

Developer: Frogwares

Release date: 23rd October 2008

PEGI: 16+

Format: PC

Genre: 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, TrackMania United, and City Life 2008.

www.ascaron.com

About 93GAMES

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.

http://www.focus-home.com

For further press information please contact:

Stephen Denton / Sarah Holden

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: stephend@mediasafari.co.uk / sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk


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