Microids takes us into the detective universe of Hercule Poirot through a reimagined classic and a new adventure.
The name Hercule Poirot is legendary among fans of detective stories, thanks in no small part to the David Suchet TV series that ran for more than two decades. At the same time, both the genre and Agatha Christie’s characters have a loyal audience among video gamers, for whom Microids has brought great news. Following the highly successful Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders and Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases, the developers are working on two new video games inspired by the famous author’s Poirot-series.
Of the two games, Microids has confirmed that one will be a brand new adventure, while the other will be “a revisited classic”
Both will be developed by two different teams, although the company has only confirmed the young Microids Studio Lyon. “Agatha Christie’s work is timeless and captivates all generations of investigation fans alike. We are eager to tell you more about the project we’ll start to work on very soon,” shared David Chomard, Director of Microids Studio Lyon.
The young team at Microids Studio Lyon will develop one of the games
Microids Editorial Director Alain Milly was delighted to be working with Agatha Christie Limited for more than a decade and said he was honoured to renew his trust after the last two editions of the franchise. “100 years on from my great grandmother’s first published novel, it is wonderful that her stories and characters continue to be enjoyed across the globe in all different formats including games,” said James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited.
Microids has continued to expand its catalogue with new adventures from popular franchises, including three new games featuring Garfield, the cat from the comic books, which is a fan favourite worldwide.