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1st December 2014

The first screenshots of The A.B.C Murders, the new video game being developed by Microïds and inspired by Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name, have been revealed at Game Connection Europe 2014.

Following extensive graphics research, the game - which is part of Microïds adventure game catalogue -has been developed with a very distinctive visual style. While remaining faithful to Christie’s Poirot and his typical environment, The A.B.C. Murders brings a modern touch never before seen in a video game adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel. In addition to these exciting new visuals, players will find all the essential ingredients of a Christie mystery.

When playing The A.B.C. Murders, the gamer becomes Hercule Poirot, the most famous of Agatha Christie’s detectives. He or she will have to solve one of the most intricate cases the Belgian investigator ever faced. In a 3rd person perspective game, the player will have to collect clues from the crime scene, check alibis and confront witnesses and suspects to catch the serial killer known only as A.B.C.

The story starts with Hercule Poirot receiving typed letters signed by A.B.C. giving the date and location of the next murder. A.B.C. is working his way through the alphabet, leaving an ABC railroad guide with each victim: Alice Ascher is a tobacco shop owner killed in her shop in Andover, Betty Barnard is a flirtatious waitress killed in Bexhill and Sir Carmichael Clarke is a wealthy man killed at home in Churston. Why would A.B.C. write to Poirot instead of the Scotland Yard or any reputable newspaper? With Britain panicking, the fate of the nationis now in the player’s hands!

According to Guinness World Records, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) is the most successful novelist of all time. Known as the Queen of Crime, she specialized in locked room thrillers and classic whodunit mysteries. Her 66 novels, 154 short stories and 20 plays have been translated worldwide into over 50 languages. And Then ThereWere none, Death on the Nileand Murder on the Orient Express are just some of the many titles that have been adapted for film and TV.

The A.B.C. Murders adventure game is due to be released in 2015 on PC, Mac,PS4 , Xbox One, iOS and Android in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.