Frogwares drops insightful new Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened trailer

By Tom West,

Frogwares has dedicated its upcoming game, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, to its fellow Ukrainians, and has now released a trailer explaining what we can expect to see in this remake of the 2006 crime-buster.

Ukrainian developer Frogwares said earlier this month that Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is on track for its Q1 2023 launch, despite the country's continued weathering of Russian missile attacks. The studio has now released a trailer for the game, giving us a look at the Unreal Engine 4 remake of the 2006 Sherlock adventure, and dedicating the game to their fellow Ukrainians. "This game is dedicated to all of those that lost their lives and livelihood due to the terror that swept our nation. Slava Ukraini," reads the message at the start of the new trailer, which you can check out below.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened trailer

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is described as a Cthulhu meets Sherlock Holmes detective horror adventure and sees young Sherlock and Watson undertake their first major case. The game was originally released in 2006, but Frogwares has rebuilt it from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4, giving the storyline a "substantial" rewrite in the process.

This adventure sees the pair investigating a cult of Eldritch god worshippers, who like any cult worth its salt, are attempting to bring about a world-altering prophecy. The story will explore the friendship between Holmes and Watson, diving into the trauma and fear that binds them together via a "creative take" that offers horror-filled and reality-breaking events.

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Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.
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