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  THE TESTAMENT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CRITICS TRAILER!
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10/17/2012
 


[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.

www.focus-home.com

About Frogwares

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.

www.frogwares.com