Sherlock Holmes is getting plenty of attention these days. The new show is fantastic, the two previous movies were great, and now we’ve got what looks to be a very promising Sherlock Holmes game on the way. Today we have a video for the upcoming Frogwares title Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments that showcases the unique eccentricities of Mr. Holmes that leads to his singular ability to solve the most devious of crimes. Let’s find out a little bit about the game:
The character of Sherlock Holmes created by Arthur Conan Doyle has been portrayed in many different ways in the past. Crimes & Punishments brings this iconic and peculiar figure to life in a stunning and faithful representation: his eccentric personality, his manners and, above all, the many remarkable gifts for which he is famous.
This video follows Sherlock in a murder case involving a sailor, a whale harpoon and various suspects. Please note that while this video may hint at one of the possible conclusions, it is but one of many potential outcomes. Depending on how YOUR investigation progresses, you will be able to accuse different guilty parties from among your list of suspects… and determine their fate: will you absolve them of their crime, or will you impartially enforce justice?
In this new Crimes & Punishments video, we can admire the great work Frogwares studios has carried out on Sherlock Holmes and the cast of characters who feature in the six thrilling investigations in the game. Motion-captured animations, meticulously detailed faces, lip-sync, and the interplay between actor and cinematic cameras bring all the dialog, interrogation and interaction to life.
Besides his eccentricity, Sherlock showcases in this video his extraordinary detective talents, which you will employ and exploit to solve each case: his ability to connect seemingly unrelated clues to deduce facts, his talent for guessing a person’s life simply by looking at them, his skill to imagine and reconstruct a past event by observing the key details of a crime scene…. Last but not least, we discover the new in-game “deduction board,” which is none other than the very brain of Sherlock Holmes! Here, you will connect all the clues and information you have gathered and piece them together to establish facts, determine suspects and eventually find out who the guilty parties might be.
Focus Home has some solid titles on the horizon, but I’m most excited to see what Frogwares can do with the PlayStation 4. It’s encouraging to see this early success as it spells great things for their recent announcement that they’d be working on a Cthulhu-based title. Good things happening at Frogwares…
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC in Q2 2014.