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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One’s Launch Trailer Promises Intrigue in a Mediterranean Setting

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One’s Launch Trailer Promises Intrigue in a Mediterranean Setting

Today, Ukrainian developer and publisher Frogwares released a brand new launch trailer for its sleuth-’em-up, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, which comes to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC tomorrow on Nov. 16. For those on PS4 and Xbox One, you’ll be getting your own versions of the game at a later date.

Go ahead and check out the freshly cut footage of the title down below:

As you can see above, the story focuses on a young Sherlock Holmes at the beginning of his career who returns to his Mediterranean hometown in Cordona following his mother’s death, Violet. Of course, underneath the veneer of the idyllic town lies a deep, dark secret that Holmes must get to the bottom of.

Interestingly, Holmes’ sidekick this time around doesn’t appear to be his stalwart pal best-known as Watson, but a different Jon altogether. Intriguing, no?

For those who pre-order the game on PC, it’s worth noting that you’ll be able to nab a free copy of Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishment, which is a nice little bonus.

For more information about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, here’s a rundown courtesy of the game’s official description from Steam:

As Sherlock, your legacy is written by the decisions you make in this open world detective adventure. Deception, violence, and deduction are just a few resources in your arsenal—your mysterious companion 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.

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.

And if you want to check out Twinfinite’s recent review of the game, go ahead and click through here.

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