Frogwares has shared an extended gameplay trailer for Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, which will release on Nintendo Switch in the coming months.
Pitched as “a Cthulhu meets Sherlock Holmes detective horror adventure,” this has seen the Ukraine-based developer return to the original game in looking to deliver a “full remake and substantial rewrite being rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up to run in Unreal Engine 4.”
You will have the chance to become Sherlock Holmes, finding yourself at the heart of the terrifying Cthulhu Mythos as you investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Europe and the United States that have been linked to a dark cult that worships an Ancient God.
For the first time in his life, Sherlock is truly afraid. Having always relied on rationale and reason, he is now confronted with an otherworldly entity that defies all logic – a discovery that is as enlightening as it is shattering. Pursuing the truth pushes Sherlock to the verge of madness, and it’s the only story that Watson will never publish…
The developer has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Investigate the Cthulhu Mythos as imagined by H.P. Lovecraft and face Eldritch horrors beyond human comprehension
- Fight encroaching insanity as you pursue answers to questions that have no rational explanation whatsoever
- Find clues that will lead you through the famous Baker Street in London, a haunting psych ward in Switzerland, the perilous Louisiana wetlands and more
- A reimagining of the 2008 title: Rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine, The Awakened boasts modern graphics and animations, an expanded storyline, numerous side quests and new mechanics including unique insanity gameplay.
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.