Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is now available on Nintendo Switch!

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is now available on Nintendo Switch!

Will you be able to solve the “ABC” mystery?

Sydney, October 7th, 2020 – Four years after its original release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is making a come-back on the Nintendo Switch with additional content! The game is now available worldwide on the Nintendo eShop and in retail for Australia and New Zealand. The United States retail version will come out on November 3rd, 2020.

Praised by its players since its original release, the game published by Microids and initially developed by Artefacts Studio is now being ported with a lot of attention by Tower Five.

Step into the shoes of the famous private detective Hercule Poirot in this adventure game adapted from Agatha Christie’s classic novel and try to solve the riddles the murderer left behind. This original puzzle game will put both your intelligence and patience to the test!

Collect as many clues as you can by interrogating the suspects and draw conclusions regarding the serial killer and his evil plan.

Find below a list of enhancements added to the game:

  • A brand new interface reinforcing player’s immersion
  • A smoother gameplay to provide a better experience
  • Addition of multiple tutorials to guide players
  • New lighting effects
  • Reworked sound design
  • New anti-aliasing more on par with the artistic direction of the game

Owners of the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will benefit from a free update allowing them to access these enhancements.

About Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

You open a worrisome letter: A mysterious murderer called “ABC” is challenging you! Impersonate the famous private detective Hercule Poirot, unquestionably the most iconic character imagined by the queen of crime Agatha Christie!

Interrogate suspects, gather clues, solve puzzles and try to discover the mysterious “ABC’s” identity. Leave no stone unturned to achieve the best deductions and unveil the serial killer’s plans. The detailed crime scenes, spread out in numerous cities throughout England, will also reveal tons of information for the most experienced detectives.

In “Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders”, discover a unique vision of Hercule Poirot’s universe.

About Microids

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About Agatha Christie Limited

Agatha Christie Limited (ACL) has been managing the literary and media rights to Agatha Christie’s works around the world since 1955. Collaborating with the very best talents in film, television, publishing, stage and on digital platforms ACL ensures that Christie’s work continues to reach new audiences in innovative ways and to the highest standard.  The company is managed by Christie’s great grandson James Prichard.

October 2020 will see the release of the 20th Century Studios feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed mystery Death on the Nile. The film is directed by five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Poirot. Branagh helms an all-star cast that includes Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. The film follows the box office hit Murder on the Orient Express, released in November 2017, which grossed over $350million in the global box office.

Recent television projects include the critically acclaimed BBC One adaptation of The Pale Horse starring Rufus Sewell, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee and Kaya Scodalario. Other recent adaptations include The ABC Murders (John Malkovich, Rupert Grint), Ordeal by Innocence (Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Matthew Goode), And Then There Were None (Aidan Turner, Charles Dance, Sam Neill) and The Witness for the Prosecution (Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Kim Cattrall), all produced alongside Mammoth Screen with screenplays from Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders, Great Expectations, The Casual Vacancy).  

Internationally, ACL works closely with leading screen production companies to deliver territory-specific adaptations. Notable productions include the popular French series Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie produced by Escazal, and Japanese adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express from Fuji TV (winner of the Tokyo Grand Prix drama award) and And Then There Were None from TV Asahi. Further projects are in development in Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America.

ACL’s 2020 literary projects include the global publication of the new Hercule Poirot novel The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, the fourth continuation novel from bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah.

2020 heralds the 100th anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie’s first Poirot novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles and will see a number of celebrations across the year.

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