Bigben Interactive will publish the next Sherlock Holmes
video game from Frogwares studio
Lesquin (France), May 6 th 2015 – Bigben Interactive is proud to announce the signing of a publishing contract with Frogwares studio, creators of the adventure-investigation game series based on the famous Sherlock Holmes. The eighth title of this licence will be launched in 2016.
Initially sold only on PC, Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes series progressively won its reputation over the course of seven games each becoming more ambitious. The latest three games were also developed on consoles, and were well received by fans. More than five million games were sold worldwide since the launch of the licence.
“We are very happy with this partnership. We will provide Frogwares with excellent distribution and maximum media exposure for their Sherlock Holmes series” declares Alain Falc, CEO of Bigben Group.
“We are delighted to team up on the development of a new Sherlock Holmes game with Bigben. We look forward to seeing this partnership flourish over the coming months, taking advantage of the energy they are ready to bring to the table. In our turn, we are committed to create an engaging content that will satisfy any gamer willing to challenge their inner Sherlock Holmes”, explains Waël Amr, CEO of Frogwares studio.
“We analysed the fans’ comments and needs. In order to meet their demands, we have the ambition to bring this new game to a much higher level than its predecessors. We wish to offer every adventure game fan a title of exceptional quality which will become a reference in this genre’s history”, says Benoît Clerc, head of software department of Bigben Group.
The game’s release is scheduled for 2016.
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About Bigben Interactive
A leading player specialized in the design and distribution of accessories for video games and cell phones, as well as audio products, Bigben Interactive has a presence in France, Benelux, Germany and Hong Kong. Buoyed by the rapid expansion of the smartphone market and changes in the video game market, the Group, which is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creation, seeks to become one of Europe’s leaders in multimedia accessories. In 2015, Bigben Interactive will publish the rally simulation WRC 5, as well as other major projects that will be announced very soon.
Frogwares is an independent game development studio based in Dublin, Ireland and Kiev, Ukraine. Since 2000 the studio gained an acute attention with a vast portfolio of games, ranging from RTS to action-adventures. Available for major gaming platforms with last generation consoles among them, Frogwares is often put against a fair number of AAA games due to their quality. Sherlock Holmes games, the spearhead of the developer, are also a proprietary trademark of the studio. For more information please visit www.frogwares.com