Published on August 24th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Immerse yourself in the legendary plot of Murder on the Orient Express with a first trailer

Ahead of Gamescom, publisher Microids has revealed the first trailer for Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express which is releasing 19 October 2023 for PC,  PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The trailer showcases the game’s stunning art direction in this modernised version of Agatha Christie’s most iconic detective story.

Watch the new trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xedt3F0X9hM

Set in 2023, with new twists and turns added to the original story, the game will bring Agatha Christie’s literary classic to life in a way that will surprise even long-time fans. Players will play as both the famous Hercule Poirot and his new sidekick, Joanna Locke as they set out to discover the truth behind the murder aboard the Orient Express.

Murder on the Orient Express has been developed by Microids Studio Lyon, with character design by Cédric Peyravernay, a French artist who has previously showcased his talent and expertise as a character designer in major projects such as Diablo IVPreyDishonored 2Dishonored, and the Netflix series Love, Death + Robots.

About Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express:

On board the Orient Express, legendary detective Hercule Poirot solves the murder that has taken place on the prestigious train, surrounded by a cast of intriguing characters with their own secrets and motives. Solving the mystery won’t be easy and through numerous twists and turns, players will have to use their little grey cells and detective skills to unravel the truth and bring it to light.

Game features:

  • Faithful, but fresh: The game is a faithful but fresh adaptation of the original story, with a new character named Joanna Locke added to the story. Playing as Joanna, players can exit the confines of the train during playable flashbacks.
  • Embody the legendary detective Hercule Poirot: Enter Hercule Poirot’s head to discover mind maps and make deductions as he navigates the puzzles and objects scattered throughout each chapter.
  • A rich adventure with strong twists: Murder On the Orient Express is renowned for one of the most famous plot twists in literary history, and Microids’ game is no exception. But with events taking place in 2023, the investigation will see players venture in new directions.
  • A brilliant detective and mystery game: Players will take on the roles of Poirot and Joanna, solve puzzles and make deductions to uncover the truth behind the murder. In a third person view, players will inspect the environment and talk with the protagonists, searching for clues and confronting the suspects.
  • Full voice-over: Fully localised and dubbed in English, German and French.

Murder on the Orient Express will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on October 19th, 2023.


About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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