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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

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www.bigfishgames.com:
    Travel the world and play as the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful assistant, Dr. Watson. Investigate a mysterious series of disappearances and use your wits to track down a dark group of Cthulu-worshippers. Follow the clues and solve the mystery of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, while being fully immersed in this Adventure game. Warning: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened contains some graphic content and mentioning of the occult.

    • Interact with an entire world
    • Incredible Graphics
    • A dark mystery awaits
    • In-game Strategy Guide
    • Get help at our Forums



    Contributed by jaXen (20163) on Jun 20, 2014.

Press Release:

    Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Arrives in U.S. Retail

    Sep 07, 2007
    cdv Software Entertainment USA and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to announce the U..S. retail release of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. The horror adventure game, based on the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft, will immerse players in a dark and shadowy world as they search for clues to solve the mysteries of a cult of the dark god Cthulhu. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.

    Developed 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 features 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 USA
    cdv Software Entertainment USA, a division of cdv Software Entertainment AG, is a leading publisher of third-party video games and interactive entertainment with offices in New Jersey and North Carolina. cdv Software Entertainment USA has published critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles including Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One and War Front: Turning Point. The company will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome. 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 America’s Cup or the Tour de France.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Sep 16, 2007.

Press Release:

    Sherlock Holmes coming to North America The Awakened set to release in March 2007

    It may take him a while to cross the ocean, but Sherlock Holmes will be coming to North America after all. While The Awakened is scheduled for release in the UK in January, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced today that the game will be released in North America in March 2007.

    The third Holmes adventure from Frogwares, The Awakened sees Holmes and his trusty assistance Watson once again embroiled in a mystery that only the great detective could solve (with a little help from the player). The game will have a much darker theme than the previous Frogwares titles, and promises to be a fight between the rational and supernatural, as this time around Holmes will be up against a cult of Cthulhu, the creation of famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Presented in full 3D but using a point-and-click interface, The Awakened will take players through London, a psychiatric hospital in Switzerland, various stops in the United States, and Scotland.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jul 18, 2007.

Polish distributor site - www.city-interactive.com:

    Na granicy rzeczywistości...

    W domu przy Baker Street 221b rozpoczyna się typowy londyński dzień: mgła z rana, mgła w południe i mgła wieczorem. Sherlock Holmes jest tego ranka w podłym nastroju, zaś od ostatniej sprawy, nad którą pracował ten słynny detektyw, minęło wiele czasu. Jednak przybycie doktora Watsona zakłóci tę uciążliwą rutynę, gdyż przynosi on wieści o tajemniczym zaginięciu młodej maoryskiej służącej, która pracowała w domu jednego z jego pacjentów, kapitana Stenwicka.

    Gdy tylko znajdzie się na miejscu zdarzenia, Sherlock Holmes odkryje pierwsze poszlaki wskazujące na doprawdy dziwną sprawę, związaną z porwaniem, nie zaś z zaginięciem. Teoria detektywa znajdzie potwierdzenie, gdy odkryje on podobne przypadki opisywane przez prasę oraz ludzi, których indaguje. Nie zachodzi wątpliwość, że tylko potężna organizacja mogła zaplanować porwania. Jednak jaki miała powód, skoro na pierwszy rzut oka nie widać żadnego związku między porwanymi, co więcej, nie zażądano również okupu?

    Dalszy ciąg śledztwa oraz odkrycie makabrycznych tropów szybko wykaże, że za tajemniczą organizacją kryje się dziwna i niepokojąca sekta, która czci boga Cthulhu i stoi na granicy szaleństwa.

    Sherlock Holmes i mit Cthulhu

    Sherlock Holmes – Przebudzenie
    zaprasza graczy do wzięcia udziału w przygodzie, gdzie upowszechniony przez H.P. Lovecrafta fikcyjny mit Cthulhu po raz pierwszy spotyka się z najwspanialszym detektywem wszech czasów. Skutkiem tego jest zażarta bitwa między racjonalizmem i siłami nadprzyrodzonymi.

    Spotkanie Sherlocka Holmesa z mitem Cthulhu to zaskakująca konfrontacja między racjonalizmem i siłami nadprzyrodzonymi, a nawet obłędem. W grze Sherlock Holmes - Przebudzenie spotykają się dwa zupełnie przeciwstawne światy, zaś gracz ma okazję zagłębiać się coraz bardziej w grozę i zawiłości zła wraz z postępem gry, która rzuca wyzwanie jego rozumowaniu aż do końcowej rozgrywki w czystym stylu powieści Conan Doyle’a.
    • Dołącz do Sherlocka Holmesa w najbardziej przerażającej przygodzie jego kariery.
    • Niezwykła konfrontacja między światem Sherlocka Holmesa i mitem Cthulhu, która kończy się walką między racjonalizmem a siłami nadprzyrodzonymi.
    • Piękna, trójwymiarowa grafika i mnóstwo zróżnicowanych lokacji



    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on May 06, 2007.

Frogwares site - www.frogwares.com:
    In the third case, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted assistant, Dr. Watson, are investigating a mysterious kidnapping case. Almost immediately, they are confronted by a formidable organization that worships a primal god, Cthulhu. This bloodthirsty sect seems to be ready to do anything in order to carry out its mysterious work against which only the great detective has the strength to fight. It is up to you to uncover the threat that is menacing humankind; it is up to you to stop the activities of this organization. A story which melds Holmes' rationalism with H.P. Lovecraft's supernaturalism, "The Awakened" leads you from the undergrounds of London to the isolated summits of Switzerland, from the sweltering bayou of New Orleans to the dense Scottish fog… Guaranteed thrills.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Apr 04, 2007.