Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment Trailer: The Launch is Afoot
With the runaway success of BBC's 'Sherlock' and the somewhat more modest success of CBS' 'Elementary', developer Frogwares decided it was time for the super sleuth to once again make a return to video game form. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment gives players to chance to step into the shoes of the famous detective and investigate a series of wild crimes.
As you might deduce from watching the trailer, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is an investigation game— players will slowly discover and work their way through numerous clues until they get to the bottom of things. Each of the game's six cases will have numerous solutions and multiple endings, rewarding players for pursuing whatever path of deduction they find most logical. It's an interesting take on the solitary solutions most often found in investigation games, one that will, hopefully, help set this apart from its contemporaries.
Don't expect cell phones and sarcastic tweets with this Sherlock; Crimes and Punishment is set during the classic Holmes era of Victorian London, complete with its gritty atmosphere, stuffy clothing, and presumably terrible dentistry. There are, however, a few modern tweaks to the game, such as the addition of "Sherlock Vision," a detective mode that helps players notice details they might have otherwise missed. This game may be set in the 19th century, but its puzzle-solving mechanics are pure 2014.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments arrives on the elementary date of Sept. 30, for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.