Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case has been unveiled by Microids, with the publisher stating that the game will be coming on August 29th for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch. It has also been confirmed that for the first time Poirot’s colleague, Hastings, will be in the game to team up with.
The story outline says, “In this detective adventure game, you will take on the role of the famous detective, Hercule Poirot, as he joins forces with Lloyd’s of London to ensure the transportation, protection, and sale of a valuable painting of Mary Magdalene. The painting is to be the centerpiece of a new exhibit at a London Museum, featuring other works of ecclesiastical art on loan from Brussels. As an employee of Lloyd’s of London, your colleague, Hastings, will assist you in handling the insurance of the artworks and the sale of the painting. Upon arriving at the museum, you will meet with the new owner of the painting, Mortimer Ailsworth, and the curator of the museum, Evelyn Warbeck. Use the resources at your disposal to examine the security and protect the painting from any potential threats. One week later, a Preview Gala will take place where all of the main characters will be in attendance. However, things take an unexpected turn when the painting is stolen from under everyone’s noses. Your sharp detective skills will be useful to uncover the truth and find the culprit behind the theft.”
The features of Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case includes being able to challenge suspects by pointing out holes in their alibis if they have them, first person perspectives for inspection puzzles, and a brand new story for Poirot that has been inspired by Agatha Christie’s writings.