Xbox Live Indie Games developer Twist-EdGames has launched Investigate This: The Scourge of the Scarecrow!, a rather nice-looking adventure game in which "you'll experience the thrill of cracking your first big case."

The game has a Deadly Premonition-ish vibe to it, and it's quite ambitious for an XBLIG release, at least in terms of visuals and presentation quality. The game allows players to choose either a male or female protagonist, and multiple branching story paths are included, to boost replay value. If you want to sample a half hour's worth of gameplay, you may want to check out this narrated playthrough.

Investigate This: The Scourge of the Scarecrow! is priced at 240 Microsoft points ($3).