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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Frogwares
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2021

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'Sherlock Holmes Chapter One' Becomes Frogwares' Fastest-selling Game Ever - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2021 @ 1:54 p.m. PST

In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.

In Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, you are Sherlock – a 21 year old brilliant, but rebellious young man, itching to prove yourself. When an old wound compels you back to the Mediterranean shore where your mother died, it seems like the perfect opportunity to do just that.

But beneath the vibrant urban veneer of the island, the rhythm of the local life strikes a more ominous beat. Crime and corruption, a twisted sense of justice and morality… These are just a few stumbling-blocks in your quest for truth.

As Sherlock, your legacy is written by the decisions you make in this open world. Deception, violence, and deduction are just a few resources in your arsenal—your mysterious friend and sounding board, Jon, is another.

Whether you choose brute force to solve problems or stay one step ahead of your enemies by using your wits to spot vulnerabilities, you decide what each situation demands as you hone your investigative skills. It’s time to confront your past so you can become the legend you’re destined to be.

3 weeks after its debut,  Frogwares announced that Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One has been its fastest-selling game ever, outperforming the opening sales of all their previously released Sherlock Holmes games.

“We’re extremely proud that SHCO is the fastest-selling Sherlock Holmes title compared to our previous entries, even though at the time being it is only available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series platforms. As Frogwares publishing, the team accomplished some incredible results on its own and while we’ve been around for 20+ years making games, this is a massive step for us and hopefully the first of many. We did of course have to make the tough decision to delay our PS4 and Xbox One versions - we need to take our time to polish and test the game on the older hardware to ensure satisfactory performance. The team is making good progress here, and at the moment, we are looking at a Q1 release on PS4 and Xbox One. And finally, while not SCHO-related, we do have a cool surprise for Nintendo Switch players very soon related to something we’ve also been working on quietly," said Frogwares CEO Wael Amr.

Key Features:

  • The Man Before: As a cavalier young Sherlock on the precipice of adulthood, you’ll earn your reputation in a way no game or story has explored before. We’ve never seen the youthful arrogance and naiveté of the man before the legend—now you’re living it.
  • Global Investigation: You never know where your next clue will come from. Explore and exploit the entire city in your pursuit of truth, using clues, rumors, disguises, tags, and pinned evidence to build a solid case within your mind palace.
  • And Stay Down: Weapons might help you in a pinch, but there’s something to be said for style—and you have it in spades. Spot enemy vulnerabilities with your brilliant observation skills, or exploit the environment to take someone down while keeping your own hands clean.
  • A Different Jon: Before John Watson, there was a different Jon - your best and only friend. But who is he, really?
  • A Darkening Tide: Set in the 19th century, the vibrant island in the Mediterranean promises anything but paradise. Political corruption and crime run rampant while the islanders cling to tradition and eschew outsiders, making your job even more difficult.
  • Truth and Lies: There are two sides to every story, and the proud islanders have their own ideas about truth and justice. It’s up to you to decide whether uncovering the truth will do more harm than good—and how that will shape the man you’ll become.

All pre-orders come with a free copy of Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments and additional in-game content. 

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on November 16, 2021, followed by Xbox One and PS4 at a later time.


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