Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery book The ABC Murders, starring popular Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, is making its way to Nintendo DS courtesy of JoWooD Productions and Dreamcatcher.
Originally published in 1936, Christie’s book was later adapted for the 1965 film The Alphabet Murders with Tony Randall as Hercule Poirot, and a TV series in 1992 starring David Suchet.
The DS adaptation will see players taking on the role of Poirot’s slightly dim-witted sidekick Captain Hastings. Using the touchscreen controls, players will be able to inspect crime scenes, question suspects, and draw conclusions of their own in an effort to catch the murderer before he strikes again.
Clemens Schneidhofer from JoWooD says: “This game adaptation is a way for people familiar with the book to experience the story from within, assisting the legendary detective, Hercule Poirot.”