We are not talking some “Fifty Shades of Grey” thing here – this is a teaser for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes game from Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive.
Having made a great impression at E3 in Los Angeles last month, an intriguing video will now reveal a little more of Crimes & Punishments: crime scenes, suspects and a Sherlock Holmes determined to see the guilty behind bars. Immerse yourself in the heart of London at the side of this famous detective, already hot on the heels of dangerous criminals… but has he actually found the real culprits?
Crimes & Punishments marks the most important stage in the Sherlock Holmes series. The decision by Frogwares studios to switch from the in-house engine to the Epic Unreal Engine 3 enables a much richer, more immersive and detailed rendering of both the environments and characters, which is immediately apparent from the summer teaser!
But the change of game engine has not only improved the graphics; new investigation techniques have been developed and the game can now offer 14 game mechanics. From the opening of each of the eight investigations up to the arrest of the culprits and the moral dilemmas faced by the players, the new game mechanics convey the feeling of BEING Sherlock Holmes. Players will therefore be able to exploit the incredible gifts and talents for which he is renowned, such as his ability to guess the details of an individual’s life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct a past event by studying the key features of a crime scene.
Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes is coming soon to Xbox360, PS3 and PC.