After producing its own IP with The Sinking City, designer Frogwares has actually announced that it will be going back to what it does best with a brand-new entry in the Sherlock Holmes legend. It’s entitled Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One and it’s concerning both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 next year. Have a look at the reveal trailer above.
In an interview with GameSpot, the studio states that this is a prequel to both Sherlock Holmes: Criminal Activities and Punishments and Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, including an open world city for you to explore. “Set in the early years of the detective’s profession, the game casts you as a 21- year-old Sherlock Holmes who returns to his Mediterranean island home town following his mother’s death.
Chapter One really occurs outside of London, a rarity for the character, and will consist of an open-ended approach to solving secrets. The Mind Palace goes back to play host to the clues you uncover, but you’ll start to source them from various tricks and occasions. Combat will likewise return with a concentrate on hand-to-hand fights rather than the gunplay which felt particularly lacklustre in The Sinking City.
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