Frogwares has announced a new Sherlock Holmes games, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One will release in 2021, will be a cross-gen game, and below you can find its announcement trailer.
As you may have guessed, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One will be a story-driven detective thriller. In this game, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.
Naturally, players will be able to choose brute force to solve problems or use their wits to spot vulnerabilities. Players will decide what each situation demands as they hone their investigative skills.
Here are the game’s key features.
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Key Features
The Man Before. As a cavalier young Sherlock on the precipice of adulthood, you’ll earn your reputation in a way no game or story has explored before. We’ve never seen the youthful arrogance and naiveté of the man before the legend—now you’re living it.
Global Investigation. You never know where your next clue will come from. Explore and exploit the entire city in your pursuit of truth, using clues, rumors, disguises, tags, and pinned evidence to build a solid case within your mind palace.
And Stay Down. Weapons might help you in a pinch, but there’s something to be said for style—and you have it in spades. Spot enemy vulnerabilities with your brilliant observation skills, or exploit the environment to take someone down while keeping your own hands clean.
A Different Jon. Before John Watson, there was a different Jon – your best and only friend. But who is he, really?
A Darkening Tide. Set in the 19th century, the vibrant island in the Mediterranean promises anything but paradise. Political corruption and crime run rampant while the islanders cling to tradition and eschew outsiders, making your job even more difficult.
Truth and Lies. There are two sides to every story, and the proud islanders have their own ideas about truth and justice. It’s up to you to decide whether uncovering the truth will do more harm than good—and how that will shape the man you’ll become.