JoWooD Entertainment and Dreamcatcher Launching Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper in North America

January 18, 2010

Entertainment and Dreamcatcher Launching Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper in
North America

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the
Ripper by Focus Home Interactive will be available in store shelves as of March

With Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the
Ripper for Xbox 360, JoWooD Entertainment and Dreamcatcher start the new year
with a top title for the North American market. Under the well-renowned brand
"The Adventure Company", this novel adaptation by Focus Home Interactive fits
perfectly into The Adventure Company’s line-up of adaptations of famous,
best-selling novels.

"Our brand ‘The Adventure Company’
(TAC) – has seen increasing turnovers over the past years, which mainly derives
from world-wide releases of successful branded products such as Sam&Max, Agatha
Christie and Sherlock Holmes. Our goal now is to continue to strengthen and
improve the TAC brand internationally, and to keep pushing toward increased
development and distribution of high-quality titles in the Adventure genre",
explains Stefan Berger, Head of Publishing at JoWooD Entertainment. "Our
subsidiary Dreamcatcher is working hard to cover the entire market and position
the product for North America, and is really the driving force behind our great
success in this territory."

The Sherlock Holmes games have
received excellent feedback by the international gaming press and are among the
Adventure genre’s most successful products. Now the famous Detective is about to
solve his first-ever case on the Xbox 360: In this fantastic adventure, Holmes
is hot on the trail of one of the most dangerous serial murderers in British

London, 1888. A series of horrendous
murders has left a trail of blood throughout the troubled London district of
Whitechapel. Nobody, nothing seems to be able to stop this brutal killer, and
the population is close to panicking. Step into Sherlock Holmes’ boots and solve
the most sinister case in his career! Enter the twisting, gloomy, dirty back
streets of 19th Century London in order to follow the trail of the gruesome
criminal whose name alone suffices to spread fear and horror. His name is …

Jack the Ripper.