Microids Studio Lyon is behind this effort to modernise the author’s classic detective novel, which, set in 2023, has looked to “surprise even the most dedicated fans.” That’s because new elements have been added to the original story, meaning that you can experience the suspenseful mystery like never before and rediscover one of Hercule Poirot’s most famous cases.
While travelling on board the Orient Express, the legendary detective must solve a murder that has taken place. Surrounded by a cast of intriguing characters who each have their own secrets and motives, numerous twists and turns await you as your detective skills are put to the test to discover the culprit’s identity.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:
- Faithful, but augmented: The game is a faithful but augmented adaptation of the original story, with a new character named Joanna Locke added to the mix. With her, you can regularly exit the train environment during playable flashbacks.
- Embody the legendary detective Hercule Poirot: Enter into Hercule Poirot’s head to discover mind maps and make deductions, adding an extra layer of depth to the gameplay. And don’t forget the many puzzles with object manipulations that are scattered throughout each chapter.
- A rich adventure with strong twists: Get ready for major plot twists that will keep you hooked until the very end. Murder On the Express is renowned for having one of the best plot twists in literary history, and this game is no exception. But this time, set in 2023, you will lead your investigation in a whole new light.
- A brilliant detective and mystery game: As you play, you will take on the roles of Poirot and Joanna, solve puzzles and make deductions to uncover the truth behind the murder. In a 3rd person view, you will inspect the sets and talk to all the protagonists, searching for clues and confronting the suspects.
- Fully voice-over: Fully dubbed in English, German and French.
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q4 2023.