Creepy Watson 'announced,' is probably right behind you

Capitalizing on the popularity of a video from a 2006 game, Focus Interactive and Frogwares have "announced" Creepy Watson: The Return, an option in Sherlock Holmes to turn on the silent follower.

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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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    April 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Creepy Watson 'announced,' is probably right behind you.

    Capitalizing on the popularity of a video from a 2006 game, Focus Interactive and Frogwares have "announced" Creepy Watson: The Return, an option in Sherlock Holmes to turn on the silent follower.

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      April 1, 2013 3:41 PM

      i liked when they spoiled their own game at gdc

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      April 1, 2013 3:56 PM

      Should have been Creepy Anna (from Bioshock Infinite). I actually saw her teleport once... sort of. She was off-view, a little behind (I had just finished a big fight), and I was on a ledge where there was light from one side from a big window, and I happened to be looking away from the window at where the light was falling. When, all of a sudden, her shadow just pops next to where I was supposed to be standing (you can't see your own shadow, sadly). I turned and she was pretty much right in my face. Creepy!

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        April 1, 2013 4:24 PM

        that name's a pretty big spoiler for the game dude

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          April 1, 2013 4:43 PM

          Nuke worthy I think.

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          April 2, 2013 12:16 PM

          Oh, I see... didn't mean that, I forgot there was another name. I don't think anyone would remember and put it together and spoil it for themselves reading that post, anyway. Hope not, don't mean to spoilt it! If it must be nuked, so be it... my bad.

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      April 1, 2013 4:03 PM

      Haha, this is awesome.

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