Frogwares has just announced Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, a new installment in its series of investigative thillers starring the famous detective. In this case, it seems to be a prequel, since the protagonist will be a 21-year-old Sherlock Holmes. It will arrive in 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, as well as for the new generation of consoles.
In this new installment of the series, Sherlock returns to the shores of the Mediterranean where his mother died to face old mysteries of the past while trying to demonstrate his worth and rebellious youth spirit. “But underneath the island's vibrant urban veneer, the rhythm of local life hits a more sinister beat. Crime and corruption, a twisted sense of justice and morality… These are just some obstacles in your search for the truth », they assure the creators of games like The Sinking City.
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One will feature an open world in which through deception, violence and deduction, our protagonist will have to break through the mysteries that surround the city. Also accompanied by a friend from the past, Jon, who came before the inseparable John Watson.
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- The man from beforeAs an arrogant young Sherlock on the precipice of adulthood, he will earn his reputation in a way that no game or story has ever explored before. We have never seen the youthful arrogance and naivety of man before the legend, now you are living it.
- Global research: You never know where your next track will come from. Explore and exploit the entire city in your search for the truth, using clues, rumors, costumes, labels, and pinned evidence to build a solid case within your mental palace.
- And stay down: Detect enemy vulnerabilities with your brilliant observation skills, or exploit the environment to knock someone down while keeping your own hands clean. Guns can help in a pinch, but there's something to be said for style, and you have it alone.
- “A different Jon”: Before John Watson, there was a different Jon: your best and only friend. But who is he really?
- “A Dark Tide”: A vibrant open-world island in the Mediterranean promises everything but paradise. Political corruption and crime run rampant as islanders cling to tradition and avoid strangers, making their job even more difficult.
“Truth and lies”: There are two sides to each story, and the proud islanders have their own ideas about truth and justice. It is up to you to decide whether discovering the truth will do more harm than good. And how that will shape the man you will become.
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the new generation of consoles in 2021.