Top to bottom remake of the title released in 2007 under the name Sherlock Holmes: Night of Sacrifices, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened One seems to have completely revised his copy. Farewell to the subjective view for the phases of investigations and dialogues, it is the shoulder camera that will make the return of the most famous British detective. The man who thinks everything can be explained by logic will this time face the Great Ancients, at the risk of sinking into the mysteries of sheer madness. The studio promises gameplay alternating between Sherlock and Dr. Watson, in a journey that should lead them from 221B Baker Street to a lost asylum in Switzerland and then to the Louisiana bayous.
But where is Cumberbatch?
Frogwares is proud to produce a completely rebuilt remake on Unreal Engine, featuring graphics and animations rebuilt from scratch, embellished with an expanded storyline, new side quests, and new gameplay mechanics, including one that revolves around mastering the madness of the protagonists. We bet the studio will be able to benefit from the experience of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One to maintain a certain balance between action sequences, investigative phases and puzzle solving. A cocktail that had seduced critics when the title was delivered in 2021.
After the political-commercial confusion affected one of their previous productions The sinking citythe development of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened One was largely disrupted by the Russo-Ukrainian events. The studio does not fail to share a lot of information on this subject their official Twitter page. What about the impact of such events on the development of the title and on the end result? It will have to wait a few more weeks to just have the heart, the software just passed Gold.
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