We do rather like old-fashioned games with lengthy scripts and mysteries to solve, so we’re definitely intrigued by this new announcement from publisher Microids. It’s teaming up with developer Blazing Griffin to bring Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases to Nintendo Switch and various platforms on 28th September (retail and eShop).

As the title suggests, this is a new story that takes place right at the start of the famous detective’s career as ‘a young police officer and detective in pre-war Belgium’. In a classic scenario the detective is invited to a wealthy family’s reception, only for a snowstorm to trap everyone inside the manor; you guessed it, a murder then takes place.

You can check out the teaser trailer (above) and some official details below.

  • (Re)discover the legendary detective in an untold crime story, by playing as Hercule Poirot at the beginning of his detective career, when he still has everything to prove.
  • Put your little grey cells to the test by using your deduction skills to connect clues together in your mindmap. The mindmap will allow you to visualize and link the elements of the case in order to draw your own conclusions… and shed light on the culprit in a surprising denouement!
  • Solve a complex murder case and find out what hides behind the deceptive appearances of the Van den Bosch family.
  • Question all the suspects and glean crucial information from them without their knowing. Pick up on all suspicious behavior as you uncover the dark secrets and rivalries of the Belgian upper class.
  • Explore a luxurious house full of buried mysteries. Uncovering the murderer won’t be the only puzzle you’ll have to solve…

This could certainly be fun, we’ll keep an eager eye out for further details. Is this on your radar for late September?

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