cdv Software Entertainment USA and Focus Home Interactive today released a new demo for their upcoming horror adventure title - Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. The new demo contains roughly one hour of gameplay and gives players a chance to learn what it's like to be the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his able assistant, Doctor Watson. The demo will immerse players in a shadowy world, where all is not as it seems, and followers of the dark cult of Cthulhu are working behind the scenes to an unknown but sinister end. Players will be challenged to investigate crime scenes, interview witnesses, search for clues and use a broad set of tools to examine them. In the full game, players will solve deeper and more complex mysteries as they work their way to a final showdown with a cult of the elder god Cthulhu - made popular in the fictional writings of early 20th century American author H.P. Lovecraft. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will ship to U.S. retail outlets on September 4, 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.
In development by Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened combines the eerie mysticism of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos with the mystery-solving powers of the great fictional detective - Sherlock Holmes. The Awakened is the first fully 3D Sherlock Holmes game, and will feature rich graphics and detailed environments. Fans of the mystery genre will feel right at home with the point-and-click interface as they explore multiple distinctly chilling environments while solving mysteries and completing challenging and creative puzzles. With 60 unique characters roaming the game world, it will be difficult to tell who is friend or foe in this, Sherlock Holmes' most challenging, and horrifying, adventure.
About cdv Software Entertainment AG:
cdv Software Entertainment AG is dedicated to offering a full suite of publishing, marketing, promotional, sales, technology and distribution services to game developers, publishers and other worldwide industry partners. The publicly traded company, headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany, has its North American offices located in North Carolina and New Jersey, and works with subsidiaries and leading partners to offer best-of-breed services globally, with particular emphasis on the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe. Its wholly-owned North American subsidiary, cdv Software Entertainment USA, is a leading publisher of third-party video games and interactive entertainment, having released critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles like Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One and War Front: Turning Point. cdv Software Entertainment USA will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated Attack on Pearl Harbor, Tarr Chronicles, The History ChannelÂ® Great Battles of Rome and Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle, TrackMania United, Loki, Paradise City, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and sport games dedicated to major events such as the 32nd Americaâ€™s Cup or the Tour de France.