Ukrainian developer Frogwares have released a new trailer ahead of the release of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. In this Sherlock meets Cthulhu horror adventure, a young Sherlock Holmes and John Watson undertake a chilling and psyche-shattering case that will forever bond and scar the duo. The trailer therefore puts a spotlight on this new, expanded take on the Holmes and Watson relationship.

“One of the biggest changes we made narrative wise in this remake is how the young Holmes and Watson relationship plays out. It’s our creative take on what horrors the two could have encountered in their first major case that would then go on to solidify their famous bond. And so we’ve given much more of a spotlight to Watson here than before. He has a totally unique storyline from the original game, he is playable in parts of the game, and the new ending of the game is very much influenced by him as much as Sherlock.”

“Since Sherlock is dealing with Eldritch gods, monsters, cults and the questioning of his very existence, Watson often acts as an anchor to stop Sherlock drifting too far into insanity. But we couldn’t just have it feel like Watson is this one dimensional safety net with no character or flaws of his own. This new version of the story is as much about them as two people as it is about unfathomable Lovecraftian monstrosities.”

– Antonina Melnykova,  Lead Narrative Designer

The Awakened will be coming out on April 11, 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

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