Have you ever just craved a Sherlock Holmes game that ramped up the horror? Well, that’s what we’re getting with the Sherlock Holmes The Awakened release date rolls around. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, then you’re in luck.
We’ve put together everything we know about the new game, including the Sherlock Holmes The Awakened release date, gameplay trailer, and story overview so you can find out everything you need to know before you get to sleuthing.
Below, you’ll find the Sherlock Holmes The Awakened release date, as well as all the latest details on what you need to know before you get to sleuthing.
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened release date
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened will release on April 11, 2023. It will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch and PC. We know all of this information thanks to the release date trailer that launched on YouTube. You can buy the game for £32.99/$39.99, so it’s not a full-price title.
You can watch the game in action and find out more about the game’s story below.
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened gameplay trailer
The Sherlock Holmes The Awakened gameplay trailer depicts how the game differs from the usual Victorian detective style of the other games. While you play the game in third person and solve puzzles, The Awakened seems to involve more horror than we’re used to seeing.
Here is the Sherlock Holmes The Awakened gameplay trailer:
The game’s story details and overview
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a remake of the 2006 Frogwares point-and-click adventure game of the same new that features “new visuals, quests, stories lines and mechanics along with a full overhaul of the entire game.”
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened continues the story of young Sherlock Holmes and is the first case that Sherlock and Watson team up together on, allowing us to find out more about the pair’s origins story.
Where most other Sherlock Holmes games follow Arthur Conan Doyle’s books or cases from the movies, Sherlock Holmes The Awakened instead takes the Baker Street sleuth and puts him in the cosmic horror world of H.P. Lovecraft, where we’ll have to “investigate the Cthulhu Mythos as imagined by H.P. Lovecraft and face Eldritch horrors beyond human comprehension” according to the game’s website.
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened features an insanity system similar to games like Amnesia, which makes you try to stave off the effects of the psychological horrors you face on your adventure.
This might seem familiar to you if you’ve played The Sinking City, and that’s because it is developed by the same company that created that game – Frogwares.
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