Sherlock Holmes The Awakened dives into the unique partnership between Holmes and Watson

Frogwares released a new trailer on the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Watson in their upcoming game. Sherlock Holmes The Awakened focuses on the first major case for the duo and features a new take on the narrative. Watson will play a much bigger role than before and have some influence on how the game ends. Sherlock Holmes The Awakened launches on April 11, 2023, for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. Check below for the newest trailer and Gaming Trend’s interview with Sound Designer Viacheslav Pakalin:

The Start of the Famous Detective Duo - Sherlock Holmes The Awakened | PC, PS, Xbox, Switch

“One of the biggest changes we made narrative wise in this remake is how the young Holmes and Watson relationship plays out. It’s our creative take on what horrors the two could have encountered in their first major case that would then go on to solidify their famous bond. And so we’ve given much more of a spotlight to Watson here than before. He has a totally unique story-line compared to the original game, he is playable in parts of the game, and the new ending is very much influenced by him as much as by Sherlock.

Since Sherlock is dealing with Eldritch gods, monsters, cults and the questioning of his very existence, Watson often acts as an anchor to stop Sherlock drifting too far into insanity. But we couldn’t just have it feel like Watson is this one-dimensional safety net with no character or flaws of his own. So this new version of the story is as much about them as two people as it is about unfathomable Lovecraftian monstrosities.” – Antonina Melnykova,  Lead Narrative Designer

Interview w/ Viacheslav Pakalin, Sound Designer for the Sherlock Holmes games & more! [Gaming Trend]

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