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Here’s a new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, featuring a younger, cooler take on the legendary detective

Here's a new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, featuring a younger, cooler take on the legendary detective

Revealed in IGN’s E3 stream, this stylish, atmospheric new trailer gives us a taste of the next Sherlock game, titled simply Sherlock Holmes. This is the next game from Frogwares, whose earlier Sherlock game, Crimes & Punishments, I count among the best detective games on PC. Frogwares has been making Sherlock games for years, and while they’re ultimately pretty hit and miss, when they’re good they’re great. Here’s hoping this new one is another hit for the developer.

This game is a bit different. It’s set entirely on a picturesque Mediterranean island and stars a younger, cockier Sherlock. Frogwares seems to be iterating on the open world structure of its Lovecraftian take on the genre, The Sinking City. I’m a little wary, because when the developer tried to make Sherlock cooler and hotter in The Devil’s Daughter, it didn’t really work out. But from what I’ve seen of this, the first of an unspecific number of chapters, it looks a lot more promising.

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