Frogwares shows off first (and brief) Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One gameplay footage

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Frogwares has shared the very first gameplay footage of Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, the latest instalment in its well-regarded deduction-focussed adventure series, offering the briefest glimpse of the kind of escapades in store when it comes to PC and consoles later this year.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, as its name implies, serves as a prequel to Frogwares’ earlier Sherlock Holmes games (the most recent instalment being 2016’s The Devil’s Daughter), taking players back to Sherlock’s days as a fresh-faced 21-year-old, and the investigation – into the death of his mother – that would lead to a life of sleuthing.

Things are a little bit different on the location front too, shifting Frogwares’ third-person, open-world investigatory formula from the fog-shrouded London streets and rural corners of previous games to a sunny, Mediterranean-inspired island – albeit one rife with class divides and corruption – as Sherlock sets a-sleuthing with help from best friend Jonathan.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – Official Gameplay Teaser.

Frogwares recently detailed some of the elements fans can look forward to come Chapter One’s arrival – including over 30 side quests and multiple endings – but there’s been no gameplay footage until now. Glance upward, however, and you’ll find a first – and extremely brisk – gameplay tease, whistling through some on-foot exploration, a feisty punch-up, plus a bit of a observational deduction for good measure.

Beyond the fact it retains its recent predecessors’ good looks, there’s not a more to add – although Frogwares says it’ll be serving up a full-length gameplay reveal trailer in March. As for Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One itself, it’s getting a simultaneous release on Steam, Epic, GOG, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S “sometime in 2021”.

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by Matt Wales, Reporter

Source : Eurogamer

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