Paris - May 24, 2011
The Sherlock Holmes series causes a real stir with this adventure specially designed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles, and also playable on PC.
Discover these four new screenshots, showing the sharpness of the scenes rendered by the new graphics engine. Lush, immersive and captivating environments will serve as Sherlock Holmes’ playground during his investigation, coming fall 2011!
About The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes causes a stir! For over ten years, millions of players have donned the hat and magnifying glass of the world’s greatest detective, in a dozen games for PC and handheld systems. This year, Sherlock Holmes makes a triumphant return in his very first adventure specially designed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles! All the mystery and intrigue will also be available on PC.
1898, London. All the evidence of the police investigation points at Sherlock Holmes as the main suspect in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossings. Unable to prove his own innocence, Holmes is rapidly losing London’s trust as doubt spreads through the city like wildfire. Even Doctor Watson's faith in his friend begins to waver, as the famous detective flees Scotland Yard and raises further suspicion; prowling around at night, destroying evidence... would Holmes go so far as to commit murder?
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is playable with a gamepad in third person view, featuring controls conceived and specially developed with consoles in mind. The new game engine was also specially built to display complex scenes and high-resolution textures. The game features lush, captivating environments and truly raises the bar for console adventure games.
The complex and decidedly-mature storyline surrounds a particularly tricky investigation, in which each and every puzzle will challenge both insight and wits! As Sherlock Holmes, you will use the detective’s full repertoire: handle and inspect clues, reenact crimes and use the game’s new deduction system to draw your own conclusions. Choose your questioning approach to catch characters off guard and gather valuable information. Players are facing an open investigation, and must decide which leads to follow and which to ignore.
You are Sherlock Holmes, and this is your investigation. Live a thrilling adventure and foil an incredible conspiracy on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC fall 2011!
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and sports games like Cycling Manager and Virtual Skipper. For additional information about the company and its video games, please visit the official website:
Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio specializing in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares develops quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with prestigious licenses such as the award-winning Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and now Dracula. The graphic quality, the technical innovation and the incredible ability to create environments and atmospheres are the elements that spearhead their titles.
Erin Fan, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive