Detective Sherlock Holmes is back in town again. Everyone’s favorite detective from the books being read and movies being watched and a few games that have been released in the past years. This time, Frogwares, the developers of the previous Sherlock Holmes games, and The Sinking City are back again with a brand-new title Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. If you like detective games, check out Sherlock Holmes Chapter One release date, trailer, gameplay, and system requirements.
Frogwares, the developers of the Sherlock Holmes games started with their first game in 2002 titled Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy. Between 2002 and 2019 there have been 14 games in total with the last released game in 2019 titled The Sinking City. Being the creator of many Sherlock Holmes games, we can only expect a lot more from the new Sherlock Holmes Chapter One in terms of gameplay, mechanics, and the main story. So, let’s dive down into everything we know about the game.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Release Date
Frogwares announced the release of Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1 in May of 2020 via a post on Twitter. With almost a year passing by the announcement of the game, the studios have still not given a fixed date as to when the game is to be launched. So far, we do know that the game is expected to release somewhere in the remaining half of 2021. It could either be somewhere in September or just before the beginning of the Holiday season.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1 Trailer
The official Sherlock Holmes Chapter One cinematic trailer was recently revealed and it showcases many aspects of very young 21-year-old Sherlock Holmes who wants to be known as one of the best detectives. While he has to investigate the cause of his mother’s death, he can also be seen solving other cases on an exotic and dangerous Mediterranean island.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Gameplay
In terms of gameplay for Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1, there are 5 main quests and more than 30 side quests. You will be able to complete the game in around 12 to 15 hours if you just complete the main quest. If you go ahead to play everything including the die quests you should be looking at a playtime of around 40 hours or so. Apart from solving the mysterious death of his mother. Sherlock will also be solving other cases to prove that he is a real detective.
The game is an open-world one and when you complete the first main quest, you will be able to explore around the city and find quests on your own. This gives you the freedom to choose between completing the side quests first or the main quests first. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One does have multiple outcomes based on who the culprit is. Also, you have the freedom to choose the wrong person as the accused. Sherlock will also be seen fighting around in certain parts of the games and during certain situations.
And in terms of other younger Sherlock Holmes characters, we can expect them to be in this game, but so far the devs haven’t mentioned who could be there and who won’t. It’s all up to the player to find out during the game. While the game is an open world, you will not be able to attack other people on the streets and you won’t be able to drive a car.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – Character and Mansion Customization
As you progress through the game, you will be able to make Sherlock wear different kinds of disguises. Apart from that, you can also change the overall look of Sherlock by changing his hair, head, facial hair and if you want, you can even make him wear a pair of glasses. If you wish to make Sherlock look a bit older, you can add the wrinkles as well. Overall, you have the freedom to choose how you want Sherlock to look.
Not only the character but the mansion can also be decorated and customized. You will be able to unlock furniture as you progress through the game or you could buy them from the market traders who will be selling various kinds of furniture.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – Voice Casts
The main character Sherlock Holmes is being voiced by Alex Jordan and Sherlock’s friend Jon is being voiced out by Wil Coban. The voices will be having more of a British accent for obvious reasons. Jon is Sherlock’s best friend from the early days and has always been supportive since the loss of Sherlock’s mother. Though they both have a really strong bonding, by the end of the game we can expect that bonding to be broken away- at least that’s what the devs at Frogwares tell us.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – Additional content and future of the game
So far, the developers have stated that there will be paid as well as free DLC’s for the game that may include additional quests and maybe even outfits for the characters. However, the devs as of now have no interest in planning for chapter two. It might take a while for the devs to finalize that decision.
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One System Requirements & Platform Availability
The game will be available on various platforms such as Steam, GOG, and Epic Games. The game will also be supported on the older PS4 and Xbox One as well as the newer PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Where when asked about being available on Google Stadia and the Nintendo Switch, there is no decision as of yet and it may or may not arrive for both these platforms. Well, the system requirements for the Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1 have still not been revealed. Though we may expect it to be revealed at the same time the game’s launch date is revealed.
Overall, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a great game, and am eagerly waiting for even more details to be revealed by the developers. Looking at how the story goes and the gameplay accompanies it, it’s surely going to be one interesting detective game out there for many people to enjoy.
So that’s all on the Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Release Date, System Requirements, Gameplay, Trailer, etc. Do let us know if we miss any important information about the game.