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Last month, I wrote about a PC computer game that had just been released in the U.S. called Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened. Well, the guys over at Frogwares evidently aren't resting on their laurels, as they've got something else up their sleeves.

First, let's recall that they've already had two other successful computer games related to Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy and The Silver Earring. And their latest creation, the aforementioned The Awakened, has been well received in the gaming world: IGN (I would imagine International Gamers' Network) has proclaimed in a recent review: "This is how adventure games should be made," giving the game an 8.1 out of 10. And Gamespot.com showed their praise by giving the game and 8.3 and lauding "An engaging story, logical puzzles, and nice visuals combine to make The Awakened a great adventure game."

So, I would imagine then, that the next game out will be equally as fun and exciting, as it has Holmes meeting up with Arsene Lupin. If you're not aware of Lupin, he is the gentleman thief created by Maurice LeBlanc, who himself was a contemporary of Conan Doyle. In fact, LeBlanc had the two characters meet in a story he wrote in 1906, but Conan Doyle, who was hot on the comeback trail with The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherock Holmes series, objected and LeBlanc changed the detective's name to Herlock Sholmes.

The summary of Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsene Lupin, the game that pits the master detective and the genteel criminal, goes something like this:
It's the end of teh 19th century and an amazing battle of wits and wills
is going to take place between two great figures: Sherlock Holmes, armed
with his vast crime-fighting experience, and Arsène Lupin, the ultimate
criminal mind and gentleman thief. Lupin has announced that he plans
to rob the capital of five objects of immense value over the course of five
days. The objects are housed in highly prestigious locations such as the
National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tower of London and even
Buckingham Palace! Sherlock Holmes will have to muster all his courage
and ingenuity to save England from terrible humiliation.
If the copy doesn't move you, then perhaps the just-released trailer will:

Click on any of the above links for more information about this fascinating series.