Creepy Watson 'announced,' is probably right behind you

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2013 3:30pm PDT

April Fool's Day is not only a time for terrible prank game ideas and ill-timed, legitimate game announcements that are met with skepticism. Once in a while a prank comes along that we actually want to play, at least for a few minutes until the novelty wears off. This year, that game is Creepy Watson: The Return.

Capitalizing on the popularity of a YouTube video that recently hit 2 million views, Creepy Watson puts Sherlock Holmes' assistant in the role of the Slender Man. Focus and Frogwares assures that in the upcoming Crimes & Punishments, players will be able to swap out the new Watson with the creepy 2006 version. It's all played as a gag, but it's hard not to want to play Sherlock Holmes as the unintentional horror game it was always meant to be.

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