The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of "ABC". Your intelligence will never have been so challenged!
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles!
Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer’s plans!
Examinations: The player can collect information by examining suspects and paying attention to what they say, how they say it and how they feel.
Puzzles: The player will have to solve puzzles in order to obtain more clues.
Deductions: Depending on the clues collected, the player will be able to make deductions and find out more about the murderer.
Timeline: As the player draws conclusions and progresses through the story, he can use Poirot's Timeline. This means that Hercule Poirot can build a timeline with all the relevant events revealed during the investigation.
This last video from the creators of the game tells us more about the personality and the unique style of Agatha Christie’s famous detective. Several prestigious actors, including Peter Ustinov (“Death on the Nile”, “Spartacus”…) and Albert Finney (“Murder on the Orient Express”) have played the role of the Belgian detective. But it was David Suchet who became the hero of “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”, the British series that was broadcast worldwide from 1989, and who really made a mark on everyone’s mind. This actor’s performance has inspired the pixelized Hercule Poirot in “Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders”.
Thanks to its varied gameplay, “The ABC Murders” is designed for adventure game fans, either hardcore or casual. Easy to use, it also suits beginners who wish to discover a new and more interactive version of one of the most famous stories written by Agatha Christie.
“The ABC Murders” keeps all of its interest for those who have already read the novel. Although they may already know who the murderer is, several exciting challenges await them: answer all the investigation mysteries, rebuild step by step the killer’s modus operandi and solve numerous puzzle games. There is also an alternative ending from the original story.
Players who might have a hard time progressing in the game can use the context-sensitive help system or automatically trigger the next step in order to focus on the story. However, this has an impact on the collected Ego points, which represent the player’s perspicacity.
Publisher Microïds and developers Artefacts Studio have revealed details about the making of “Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders“, their new adventure and investigation game for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, through the first of three behind the scenes videos.
In this first video, the game’s creators explain the various aspects of gameplay, seen through the eyes of its unique main character. It has been designed to test Hercule Poirot’s famous little grey cells, and through him, those of the players.
Microïds has experience in developping several adventure games that have become references points in the industry, with the Syberia saga as its benchmark. Headed by Elliot Grassiano, they are taking on the challenge of bringing some of the crime novelist’s most iconic stories and detectives, such as Hercule Poirot, to life. This deal promises loads of surprises, twisting plots, quality dialogue and drama, subtle interrogations and unexpected outcomes for the fans.
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, ” Agatha Christie: The ABC 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.
A mysterious letter from a certain “A.B.C” is sent to the famous detective announcing a murder which is about to be committed. Even more worrying is the disconcerting confidence of the serial killer, who does not hesitate to mock the police forces and question Hercule Poirot’s intelligence!
The chase will lead the player around England for an investigation against the clock in which it will be necessary to be observant, quick-witted and level-headed.
In the video, discover new characters and different scenes from 1930s England, always in a very appealing graphic style, which promise many great moments of suspense!
To find more details about "Agatha Christie : the ABC Murders" characters, check out the game available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.
Publisher : Microïds
Platform : PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac
Genre : Adventure
Release date : 4 february 2016 (EU), 23 february 2016 (US)
Audio : English & French
Subtitles : English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
|OS :||OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10|
|Processor :||AMD/Intel dual-core processor running at 2.2 GHz|
|Memory :||2048 MB RAM|
|Graphics :||ATI/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support|
|DirectX :||Version 9.0c|
|Sound Card :||Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard|
|OS :||MAC OS 10.6.8(Snow Leopard) or newer|
|Processor :||Intel quad-core processor running at 3.1 GHz|
|Memory :||4096 MB RAM|
|Graphic :||Intel integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 768MB of dedicated or shared VRAM and with at least Shader Model 5.0 support|
|DirectX :||Version 9.0c|
|Sound Card :||Integrated|
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