Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Coming in 2021 from Developer Frogwares

Who would have thought? Sherlock Holmes really works as a tweedy beanpole!

06.23.20 - 5:24 PM


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Developer Frogwares has pulled back the curtain on their next-generation Sherlock Holmes title. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is appropriately named, as it will explore the origins of a youthful Holmes on a mission in the Mediterranean to unravel the mystery behind his mother's death.

Frogwares is no stranger to the Sherlock Holmes license, having previously worked on both Crime and Punishments and The Devil's Daughter. This "story-driven detective thriller" will take place in an open world. Check out the announcement trailer below, and stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of Sherlock Holmes Chapter One!


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From the press release:

  • The Man Before: As a cavalier young Sherlock on the precipice of adulthood, you'll earn your reputation in a way no game or story has explored before. We've never seen the youthful arrogance and naiveté of the man before the legend — now you're living it.
  • Global Investigation: You never know where your next clue will come from. Explore and exploit the entire city in your pursuit of truth, using clues, rumors, disguises, tags, and pinned evidence to build a solid case within your mind palace.
  • And Stay Down: Weapons might help you in a pinch, but there's something to be said for style — and you have it in spades. Spot enemy vulnerabilities with your brilliant observation skills, or exploit the environment to take someone down while keeping your own hands clean.
  • A Different Jon: Before John Watson, there was a different Jon - your best and only friend. But who is he, really?
  • A Darkening Tide: Set in the 19th century, the vibrant island in the Mediterranean promises anything but paradise. Political corruption and crime run rampant while the islanders cling to tradition and eschew outsiders, making your job even more difficult.
  • Truth and Lies: There are two sides to every story, and the proud islanders have their own ideas about truth and justice. It's up to you to decide whether uncovering the truth will do more harm than good — and how that will shape the man you'll become.
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