Dubbed Chapter One as a prequel to other detective-based Frogwares games.

The Ukrainian team ofFrogwareshas announced his next video game,Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. As its own name invites you to think, it works as a prequel to Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (2014) and Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (2016). Be available on PC, Xbox Series X, PS5, Xbox One and PS4 at some point in the2021; and you can already see a preview in the trailer that accompanies the news.

The goal is to teach the events that define Sherlock as a great detective“In this investigative narrative game, ayoung Sherlock HolmesHe will have to prove his worth while exploring a dangerous and exotic island to investigate themysteryof the death of his mother “says the official description of the game on pages like Steam, where it can already be added to the wish list.

More specifically, Chapter One will put us in the shoes of a detective who, according to an interview with GameSpot, mixes natural talent with the attitude of a 21-year-old boy. “Our version of Sherlock is not that of a traditional character,” explains spokesman Sergey Oganesyan. “He is very talented, but he is a little more feral. He ismore arrogantand much more unpredictable in this game than in the other installments. He has more fun with the truth, and has no problem lying to someone to get to the bottom of his investigation.[…]Our goal is to teach the events that define Sherlock as a greatdetective

From a playable point of view, the video game will drink a lot of what was seen and learned in The Sinking City, the previous Frogwares game set in the fictional universe of H.P. Lovecraft we will have aopen worldto explore at our own pace, gathering clues and evidence to solve each case by talking to other characters or investigating different places. Even if it moves away from weapons and cosmic horrors, theislandWhere the game is set does not seem particularly welcoming, as fellow citizens are subjected to the yoke of corruption and are hostile to outsiders.

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