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Crimes and Punishments announces website and new screenshots

Posted by: Nathaniel at 11/22/2013 11:26 AM

In Sherlock news that definitely won't make Reddit go nuts, Frogwares and Focus-Home Interactive have announced the launch of the Crimes and Punishments website and released four new screenshots that definitely won't be manipulated so it looks like Sherlock and Watson are lovers.

The site, www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com, has been optimized for mobile devices and offers all the information you could ever want on Crimes and Punishments - including the 14 original game mechanics designed to really make the player feel like they are Sherlock Holmes.

To learn more, follow the jump.  You can also find Crimes and Punishments on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.



CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS: NEW WEBSITE AND NEW SCREENSHOTS FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES!

Crimes & Punishments, the new Sherlock Holmes investigation game on PC, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 developed by Frogwares studios, can today reveal the brand new official site. To mark the occasion, we would also like to unveil a series of 4 hitherto unseen images where we observe the world-famous detective scouring some of the crime scenes in the 7 thrilling cases in the game.

Optimised for navigation on both smartphones and tablets, the Crimes & Punishments site is a real mine of information on the new Sherlock Holmes investigation game. Here you will not only find a rich gallery of screenshots and videos, but everything you need to know about the title: its aims, production and, above all, a vast amount of information on the 14 original gameplay mechanics that have been designed to convey the feeling of BEING the renowned Sherlock Holmes, whose extraordinary gifts and talents you can exploit to the max.

The new screenshots are also available in the extensive site gallery, and represent an important step forward in the Sherlock Holmes investigation series. The switch to Epic's Unreal Engine 3 from the in-house game engine has produced a far richer, more immersive and detailed rendering of the environments and characters. This change in technology has also allowed Frogwares to develop new investigation mechanics that enable you to become the great Sherlock Holmes himself!

Crimes & Punishments will be released on PC, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 Q2 2014.

About Crimes & Punishments
Crimes & Punishments marks the most important stage in the Sherlock Holmes series. The decision by Frogwares studios to switch from the in-house engine to the Epic Unreal Engine 3 enables a much richer, more immersive and detailed rendering of both the environments and characters.

But the change of game engine has not only improved the graphics; new investigation techniques have been developed and the game can now offer 14 game mechanics. From the opening of each of the eight investigations up to the arrest of the culprits and the moral dilemmas faced by the players, the new game mechanics convey the feeling of BEING Sherlock Holmes. Players will therefore be able to exploit the incredible gifts and talents for which he is renowned, such as his ability to guess the details of an individual's life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct a past event by studying the key features of a crime scene.

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, the strategy games Wargame, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.
http://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.
http://www.frogwares.com