Lengthy Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Video Released

Frogwares has released a video showing off 23 minutes of gameplay for their next Sherlock Holmes game. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments will be the tenth game in the series and for the first time they will use the Unreal Engine 3.

The first Frogwares developed Sherlock Holmes game was Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy, released in 2002 for the Nintendo DS.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments will have a blend between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and the visual cues from BBC’s Sherlock TV Series. Much like their past games, each case will be original, keeping in tune with the feel of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous stories. It will take place in England during the 19th century and will include all the characters you would expect in a Sherlock Holmes game; Dr. John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, and even the landlady Mrs. Hudson. There will be seven cases to solve with nine different endings apiece, a new feature to the series. If you don’t gather every clue, it is possible to arrest someone who is actually innocent.

Sherlock Holmes has had a rise in popularity because of the films and TV series. Because of this gamers are hearing about the Frogwares Sherlock Holmes games.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments will be released on September 2nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

My Opinion:

I’m a fan of the BBC series Sherlock, so I’ve heard about this series for sometime now. I never had a chance to play them, but this seems that Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments will be the first that I will try to play. It may not be as big of a game as Destiny, but at least it’s something completely different. From the 23 minutes I’ve seen, this seems more like a perfect representation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories than the more action packed Robert Downey Jr. films, the modern day era of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock series or CBS’s Elementary series.


Jesse Webster is a Senior Writer at MONG and wishes that he was as smart as Sherlock Holmes. You can find him on Twitter.

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