Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper coming to the Xbox 360

This is actually happening: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is coming to the Xbox 360. Chew on it and let your imagination run wild for a few seconds before moving on to the second paragraph.

The adventure title, being developed by Frogwares Studio on the PC, places you, as Sherlock Holmes, during the time of Jack the Ripper’s hooker-viscera fueled rampage in London. The objective is to solve the historically unsolvable and catch Jack before he destroys the city’s party atmosphere — point and click style.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is due out on the PC in May, however, no word on when the port (being handled by Spiders Games) will be available for the Xbox 360. Whenever that date is, it can’t be early enough. Hurry up, Spiders Games. I can’t wait to start digging in corpses for candy clues.

[via The Examiner]


Frogwares Studio and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to share with you new images from Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, the upcoming adventure/detective title for PC but also for the first time on Next Gen console. Indeed, Sherlock Holmes will also track down the atrocious serial killer on a Xbox 360 version specially adapted by the Parisian studio Spiders Games.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper allows you to play as the greatest detective of all in the London of 1888. A series of particularly horrible murders creates a real psychosis throughout the country. Atrociously mutilated prostitutes’ bodies are found by the police without them being able to find a serious lead. Sherlock Holmes starts looking for clues in the dark and sinister alleys of Whitechapel in order to follow the macabre trail of the one the press now calls Jack the Ripper. During an adventure full of twists, Sherlock Holmes will try to bring out the true identity and the motives of the one who hides behind this scary alias.

The Sherlock Holmes series is known as one of the best franchises in adventure games and is very popular with around 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. Now, Sherlock Holmes is back with a game that will give a new dimension to the series. Indeed, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper will offer players two different views that are accessible at any time: a third person view in the purest style used in point & click adventure games, as well as a first person view. The player will be free to play in one or the other modes or even combine them for greater immersion into this terrifying adventure. Another novelty: the player will also find an original crime scene reconstitution system that will allow him to test his theories during his progress in the investigation to follow the bloody trail of the terrifying serial killer.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper will be released for DVD ROM PC in May of 2009.

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