Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Teases 20 Minutes of Holmesian Action

Frogwares promises all the best parts of Sherlock Holmes in this deductive game, set for a September release.

There is a great deal of affection for the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. From the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tales, to more recent additions (such as Benedict Cumberbatch's urban Sherlock and the mercurial Dr. House), watching the perceptive crime solver in action is always a blast. Now independent studio Frogwares has brought the viewer into the action, able to control Sherlock Holmes in Crimes & Punishments. 

Frogwares promises that Crimes & Punishments will be the complete Sherlock Holmes experience, allowing players to flex their deductive muscles and utilize all of the traits that Holmes is prized for (such as his ability to differentiate individuals through their footsteps). It even includes a section for creating disguises.

The game looks pretty polished, and was put together in the Unreal Engine. If anything, it calls to mind games like LA Noire where the player is called to investigate crime scenes and put together elements to catch a perp. The polish extends to voice acting and animation, which all seem to really pull together elements of the game. 

Crimes & Punishments is set for a September release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. 

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Published Jul. 30th 2014

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