The Testament of Sherlock Holmes now has an official release date from Frogware and Focus Home Interactive. Yes, the great inspector and his narrative sidekick Watson will find their way to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC this September.
The developers refer to The Testament of Sherlock Holmes as a “investigation game,” and so we can all hope for an adventure that is quite satisfactory. It places us in control of Sherlock as he flexes his most ingenious investigative prowess, which will now rely on our often not so ingenious investigative prowess. You will do this with London’s police searching for you, and apparently, although you’re not telling Watson why this is all happening, he’s chosen to join you in this most suspicious journey.
According to the game’s website, the story is as follows: “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?”
Apparently the game all also introduce a new engine “specially built to display complex scenes and high-resolution textures. The game features lush, captivating environments and truly raises the bar for console adventure games,” according to the website.
We can count on challenging puzzles, with all the tools of a master investigator at our disposal. You’ll also reenact crimes with the game’s deduction system, inspect clues, and draw your own conclusions.
To celebrate the announced release, the developers have released five new screenshots of our most beloved detective and his ever-present sidekick, Watson.