With Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper fast approaching its scheduled PC release date, Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive have announced that the next instalment in the popular series will also be released for the Xbox 360. Adapted by French studio Spider Games, this will mark the eminent detective’s first adventure on a “Next Gen” console.
Set in London of 1888, Holmes’ mission is to track down the brutal murderer who is responsible for a series of dead prostitutes. The police are following a trail of mutilated bodies but are unable to find a lead, so they turn to Holmes to reveal the identity and motives of the criminal behind the evil alias of Jack the Ripper.
In a move to immerse more players in the sinister and seedy atmosphere of the backstreets of 19th century London, two perspectives will be available in this game. The third-person perspective offers classic point-and-click gameplay, whilst there is also an option to investigate from a direct-controlled first-person view, which should ideally suit the Xbox 360’s gamepad.
The PC version of the Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper will be released in April 2009; the release date of the Xbox 360 port has yet to be revealed.