[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Players who already completed
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes might recognize part of
this surprising video, which has already made buzz among them: this
is indeed the final video of the game, specially edited to detail
praise for the game from international press.
There was no better opportunity for us to share with everyone
this graphic trailer and epic original soundtrack accompanying it,
which is unlike anything usually seen in a video game.
Watch the video
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is available now on Xbox
360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.
About the Testament 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 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, destruction
of evidence... would Holmes go so far as to commit murder?
A mainstay genre of console games,
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is playable with
a gamepad in a third person view, with controls thought 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. Unfold
an incredible conspiracy on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC tomorrow (Europe)
and September 25th (North America)!
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 also Cities XL and Cycling Manager. In 2012, Focus
published ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the
new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E.
»™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game
adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin and
also the official video game of the Tour de France.. The second
half of 2012 will be just as exciting, with the release of The
Testament of Sherlock Holmes for consoles and PC; Of Orcs and Men,
a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; and also RAW
Realms of Ancient War, the thrilling hack’n slash for PSN,
XBLA and PC.
Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio
specialized in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks
to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares
realizes quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated
the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with high
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
spearheads their titles.