Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, first cinematic trailer and Kickstarter debut for crime horror adventure remake

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Night of the Sacrifices was released in 2006 and was the third episode of the series developed by Frogwarethe first in a fantastic universe inspired by the myth of cthulhu. This “detective horror adventure” will against all odds be entitled to a remake, as announced last week. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (which will take over the original English title) will be a total overhaul of the experience, with graphics and a gameplay modern, and above all a reworked story with new side quests, as well as in-depth hero personalities and in accordance with the events of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One.

The first cinematic trailer has just been unveiled and necessarily reminds The Sinking City (available from €24.83 on Amazon.co.uk), also imagined around the universe of Lovecraft. It was broadcast on the occasion of the launch of a Kickstarter, crowdfunding will be used to ensure that the development is finalized in good conditions, while the kyiv-based studio is still suffering the horrors of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. If the amount raised exceeds the €70,000 requested, additional content may even be offered in the future.

The page of Kickstarter also allows you to learn more about the structure in semi-open-world, taking us to London in the Victorian era, to a Swiss psychiatric district, to New Orleans in the bayous of Louisiana and to Scotland. We will be responsible for solving 8 cases (each giving access to a free exploration area) by collecting clues, questioning suspects, recreating crime scenes, reconnecting the analyzes of sherlock in a decomposing table of deduction reflecting his mental state and solving puzzles against a backdrop of madness where it will be necessary to disentangle the true from the false.

The game acts as a continuation of the story of young Sherlock with Holmes and Watson taking on their first major case together. A cult obsessed with the god Eldritch makes moves from the shadows to bring about a world-changing prophecy and it’s up to the young detective duo to thwart their plans. It’s a creative take on what horror-filled and heartbreaking events our heroes might have encountered at such a pivotal time in their lives will transform them into the characters we all know.

For the moment, the release of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is scheduled for February 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Switch.

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