Sherlock Holmes Returns For More Elementary Deduction
Written Thursday, February 17, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
A contender for the longest title ever, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock (let's just call it Sherlock) sees the opium-addicted detective returning for a new adventure specially designed for high-end consoles.
Developed by Ukrainian developer Frogwares and published by Focus Home Interactive, these first images of the new Sherlock game show off the game's new engine, designed "to display complex scenes and high-resolution textures," reads the press release.
Holmes' latest outing is a third-person adventure with revamped controls built for the console controller. The New Adventures of Sherlock will transport you to London in 1898 as you embark upon a quest to clear Holmes' name as he's named as the prime suspect in a case of theft, fraud and double-crossing. That'll teach him to stay off the opium pipe in future.
With the evidence pointing towards Sherlock, he struggles to prove his innocence and even faithful sidekick, Doctor Watson's trust in his friend begins to falter. Fleeing Scotland Yard, Holmes even begins destroying evidence and prowling around at night, further arousing suspicions. Has Sherlock gone mental? You'll soon find out in a complex and dark storyline that sees Holmes' getting into a deep investigation, following leads and examining evidence to make his deductions.
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock will be polishing up its magnifying glass in autumn 2011. Check out the first three screens below.