I was recently informed about the upcoming XBOX 360 release for the game Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper and the promotion that is going along with it. I thought this might be something that some of you may be interested in, but even before deciding that I would post this, I looked up the game to see if it was worth telling you all about. Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is a PC port of a game from The Adventure Company, a developer that specializes in mystery and horror games. Seeing as this is a PC port, I looked up to see the kind of reviews it got on PC and they were solid with an average of 7.5 from reviewers and an 8.5 from users.
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is set to be released on 4/20/2010, but pre-orders are available and that is where the deal comes in. The game is reasonably priced at $39.99 and if you pre-order the game, you will receive a bonus of The Mystery Five Collection, which consists of five horror/mystery PC games including: Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring - Sherlock Holmes: Awakened - Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis - The Mystery of the Mummy - and Dracula Origins. Also included in the pre-order deal is the Agatha Double Murder Mystery Pack.
I did get my hands on what I believe to be an exclusive trailer for the 360 release, so check it out to see if it tickles your turkey burger or not.
I wouldn't say it looks to be setting the world ablaze with it's graphical prowess, but it is a port and the graphics are more than serviceable for the type of game this is. It's all about the atmosphere, the mystery and puzzle solving, as well as the idea of having two legends face each other in a battle of wits.
Below I have provided the Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper synopsis, as well as some of the games features. If you are down for a whole lot of mystery, for a small amount of cash, then head over and pre-order. The pre-order deal is going on for the remainder of March, so if interested, you have some time to spare, but don't spare too much now!
A horrible series of murders are uncovered in the eastern district of London and the police have no serious leads. Take on the role of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes as you venture into the dark, grim streets of London searching for the macabre trail of… Jack the Ripper. During this terrifying adventure, Sherlock will attempt to shed some light on the mystery that shrouds the identity and motive of the infamous killer.
- From the award-winning developers of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
- Scour eerie environments and interrogate mysterious suspects
- Search carefully for clues in first-person, or zoom-out to third-person and observe the incredible surroundings
- An original system that allows you to piece together individual crimes and test your hypothesis as the investigation unfolds