Frogwares has just released a limited-time demo for their upcoming gothic horror title, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. It features an hour’s worth of gameplay, taking place in a Swiss mental asylum with a mystery that kickstarts the twisted horror.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will take the detective duo across 4 locations – Victorian London, a Swiss psych ward, the New Orleans bayous, and the Scottish Highlands – as they try to separate reality from the supernatural while trying to put a stop to these shadowy madmen.

A list of the major changes to The Awakened include:

  • All new graphics and assets made in Unreal Engine 4
  • New and redone animations
  • Full cutscene overhauls
  • Additional investigation gameplay mechanics
  • Rewriting the story to connect with the case from The Awakened to a younger Sherlock
  • Amplifying the story behind how Watson and Holmes came to be so close
  • Minor story rewrites to the cases
  • Additional side quests
  • New English voice-over recordings and translations into multiple languages
  • UI overhaul
  • Change to contemporary 3rd person perspective camera
  • Additional quality-of-life features

As you may or may not know, Frogwares are currently amidst the heartbreaking situation in Ukraine but are still valiantly working on the game. It will be available for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox 1, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. You can check out the Demo on Steam.

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