The Case is Afoot with the Announcement of the Testament of Sherlock Holmes

by on August 31, 2011

The world’s most famous detective has been seen many times in videogame form over the years. The creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, is an enduring character and many stories can be played out both from the book and in the Holmes universe.Frogwares, the development team behind Sherlock Holmes games for several years, have now announced the first Sherlock Holmes game that has been developed with console play in mind – rather than being ported from a PC version of the title. This new game will be entitled The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The previous game in the series, Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper was ported to console, but was simply a conversion, so the team are very excited to be developing specifically for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for the first time. To show off their new title, Frogwares have released a series of screenshots, that show off the new in-game graphics engine they have designed for the game. The game will be playable with gamepads, and is seen through a third-person point of view. Gamers will need to search for clues, investigate leads and question suspects – where they must make hard decisions about what evidence they can follow up on, and what will need to fall by the wayside.

1898, London. All the evidence of police investigation points at Sherlock Holmes as the main suspect in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossings. Unable to prove his own innocence, Holmes is rapidly losing London’s trust as doubt spreads through the city like wildfire. Even Doctor Watson’s faith in his friend begins to waver, as the famous detective flees Scotland Yard and raises further suspicion; prowling around at night, destruction of evidence… would Holmes go so far as to commit murder?

The new game is due of sometime in late 2011, but in the meantime check out the images below:

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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in late 2011.

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