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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

To get a North American Xbox 360 release in March courtesy of The Adventure Company.

Vienna, Austria, January 18 2010. With Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper for Xbox 360, JoWooD Entertainment and Dreamcatcher start the new year with a top title for the North American market. Under the well-renowned brand "The Adventure Company", this novel adaptation by Focus Home Interactive fits perfectly into The Adventure Company’s line-up of adaptations of famous, best-selling novels.

„Our brand - ‚The Adventure Company‘ (TAC) - has seen increasing turnovers over the past years, which mainly derives from world-wide releases of successful branded products such as Sam&Max, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. Our goal now is to continue to strengthen and improve the TAC brand internationally, and to keep pushing toward increased development and distribution of high-quality titles in the Adventure genre”, explains Stefan Berger, Head of Publishing at JoWooD Entertainment. “Our subsidiary Dreamcatcher is working hard to cover the entire market and position the product for North America, and is really the driving force behind our great success in this territory.”

The Sherlock Holmes games have received excellent feedback by the international gaming press and are among the Adventure genre’s most successful products. Now the famous Detective is about to solve his first-ever case on the Xbox 360: In this fantastic adventure, Holmes is hot on the trail of one of the most dangerous serial murderers in British history.

London, 1888. A series of horrendous murders has left a trail of blood throughout the troubled London district of Whitechapel. Nobody, nothing seems to be able to stop this brutal killer, and the population is close to panicking. Step into Sherlock Holmes’ boots and solve the most sinister case in his career! Enter the twisting, gloomy, dirty back streets of 19th Century London in order to follow the trail of the gruesome criminal whose name alone suffices to spread fear and horror. His name is … Jack.

Jack the Ripper.

About JoWooD Entertainment AG

JoWooD Entertainment AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and upcoming gaming systems.

JoWooD Entertainment also offers distribution services for third party developers/publishers over its global distribution network.

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About DreamCatcher Inc.

DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by JoWooD Entertainment AG, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange.

Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically-acclaimed, bestselling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.

DreamCatcher products include titles for Windows® as well as leading hardware platforms – the Xbox 360™, PlayStation® 3, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™.

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