Frogwares’ remake of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened has received a new trailer, providing some new gameplay footage. Sergey Oganesyan, head of publishing at the studio, also outlines what can be expected in this investigative-mystery-meets-supernatural-horror.
As a young Sherlock Holmes, joined by Dr Watson, players embark on a journey across five countries on two continents. Various disappearances have occurred, and eventually, the duo discovers a cult dedicated to Cthulhu. The experience weighs heavily on Sherlock, and as players piece together clues for the investigation, he’ll sink deeper into insanity.
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is rebuilt from the ground up with Unreal Engine and features new mechanics, modern visuals and animations, and an expanded story with around 15 hours of playtime. Oganesyan also updated fans on the studio, with many developers still fighting in the war against Russia. He thanked fans for their support, noting, “Your messages, concern and continual interest has helped us keep our sanity and somehow continue making games.”
The remake is out in February 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X/S. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.