Watch 20 minutes of gameplay from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Developer Frogwares offer a 20-minute look into Sherlock Holmes' latest series of cases.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's greatest creation has a new mystery to solve in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment. The legendary detective is ready to show off all of his eccentricities, with developer Frogwares offering a 20-minute glimpse at the upcoming Unreal Engine 3-built adventure.

The video offers a look into Holmes' homestead, allowing him to change his wardrobe at any time to best suit an undercover excursion. As Holmes investigates crime scenes, he can be seen questioning witnesses with branching dialogue, while keenly observing his surroundings to feed his uncanny powers of deduction. Holmes can also illuminate more suspicious parts of his surroundings to unlock evidence that's not apparent at first glance, unlocking some new dialogue with previous witnesses in the process. Players can also connect evidence and findings through the 'Deduction Space' screen.

You can catch the full spoiler-free playthrough in the video below. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is set to release in September on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. For more, check out the trailer below.

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