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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive (EU), Atlus (US)
Developer: Frogwares
Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012 (US), Sept. 20, 2012 (EU)

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by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2012 @ 7:31 a.m. PST

The Sherlock Holmes series is known as one of the best franchises in PC adventure games, thus far captivating more than a million of players around the world. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes will be back for probably the most dangerous investigation of his entire career.

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 PS3 and X360 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 New Adventures 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.


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