In the video game adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Holmes’ friend Doctor Watson had created an immense buzz on internet, notably on video-sharing websites, with the video “Creepy Watson” which has been watched several million times. This video, created by a player of Sherlock Holmes with a particular sense of humor, showed the character of Watson and his peculiar company as it was in the previous Sherlock Holmes adventures. One of these Creepy Watson videos on Youtube reached over 2 million views a few weeks ago!
However, in 2012, when the Testament of Sherlock Holmes was released, many fans complained after seeing that the new Watson, with his fluid animations made thanks to Motion Capture, moved in a more human and realistic way. Thousands of protest mails and even a huge petition were sent to Frogwares, demanding the return of the previous Doctor Watson. Fans of this Doctor Watson, rest assured we heard you: this Doctor Watson will make his return in the big investigation game “Crimes & Punishments”. An option will indeed allow you to replace the new Doctor Watson from Crimes & Punishments, by the one from 2006!
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, Wargame European Escalation, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.
During first half of 2013, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame AirLand Battle, the sequel to Wargame European Escalation, the impressive real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Mars War Logs, the new Cyberpunk role-playing game from Spiders Studio for Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC, and also the console versions of Farming Simulator, the #1 farming simulation game and international best-seller.
The second half of 2013 will be just as exciting, with the release of the Tour de France official games for consoles and PC; the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Blood Bowl 2.
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.