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'Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2007 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT

In Sherlock Holmes vs Arsène Lupin, the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.

Having grappled with the machinations of a cult of Cthulhu in his last PC adventure (Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened), the world's greatest detective is now ready to challenge Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief. Lupin, a character invented by renowned French writer Maurice Leblanc, has thrilled millions of readers worldwide with his exploits, and will prove a perfect foil for Sherlock Holnmes.

This new Sherlock Holmes game sends players to 19th Century London where Arsène Lupin, a young French burglar with an impressive track record, has just challenged Scotland Yard and the most famous of detectives - Sherlock Holmes. Lupin has announced that he plans to rob the capital of five objects of immense value over the course of five days. The objects are housed in highly prestigious locations such as the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tower of London and even Buckingham Palace! Sherlock Holmes will have to muster all his courage and ingenuity to save England from terrible humiliation.

As was so brilliantly achieved in The Awakened, this new adventure offers gamers tremendous freedom and an even stronger sense of involvement through real-time 3D. The game invites you to visit 19th century London in all its splendor and to travel through superb decors which have been faithfully reproduced with the game's 3D engine. With famous places and some of the most prestigious landmarks as your playing field, it is as if you are on your own guided tour of one of Europe's most fabulous cities. If the pace of the adventure and its many surprises leaves you breathless, take a break and enjoy looking at the hundreds of works of art, all faithfully reproduced in their real locations.

Sherlock Holmes versus Arsène Lupin is set for release in late 2007.

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