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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Coming to PS3, PS4

Olga Ryzhko's Avatar + Posted by Olga Ryzhko on Jan 31, 2014 // Frogwares

Hi PlayStation.Blog! This is Olga from Frogwares, and I get to tell you about our latest game, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments.

We’ve been developing Sherlock Holmes games for over a decade now, and the recent reinventions of Sherlock Holmes in the new movies and series have put a spin on the character and the world he lives in.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is a detective game; it needs you to think. The game focuses heavily on investigation, and with an emphasis on narration, too. There’s a lot of exploration and clue collecting, speaking to witnesses and suspects, and — the most important aspect — bringing all of these together to make your own deductions and bring the culprits to justice… or setting them free.

With this new Sherlock Holmes game, we really wanted to involve the player to a degree that they’ve never experienced before, both emotionally and intellectually. In Crimes & Punishments, your brain will be, once more, put to the test. This time we’re offering six different cases, with each one not having a single conclusion, but up to six, with the knowledge that each of them could incriminate a different suspect!

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4 and PS3Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4 and PS3

Focused on sleuthing, Crimes & Punishments features brand new gameplay mechanics, like character portrait, which are vital for your investigation. While interrogating suspects, you’ll now be able to observe and examine their general look in order to unlock their mind, unveiling new clues.

Your innate deduction skills will also allow you to react to a piece of information divulged by the person in question. You then have several seconds to link it to another clue you picked up earlier and to then deduce yet another key element that another investigator would have overlooked!

For the first time in the Sherlock Holmes series, the famous sleuth can get it wrong and send innocents to jail. In order to help you find the right criminal, we’ve worked hard on a brand new deduction board. We really wanted the player to feel like they are the greatest detective of all time. Each of your discoveries are stored in his fantastic brain, allowing you to match them together, creating a real network of clues, helping you elucidate crime scenes, find suspects, and determine guilt.

Once you’ve named your culprit, you’ll be facing a crucial decision: will you condemn or absolve them? This particular point is important, as it can impact the future of your investigations. At the end of the case, you’ll be given a detective score, and a moral choice that you’ll be able to compare with your friends and the community!

On top of these brand new features, we’ve also worked hard on the atmosphere and improved the graphics of the game thanks to Unreal Engine. We paid a lot of attention to the smallest details to make sure that the player always feels like they’re Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4 and PS3

But it’s not only about finding the criminal (as well as his motive and how exactly he did what he did), but there’s also a moral choice for you to make: absolve or condemn the suspect. The law is free from passion, right? Choose wisely, for your decisions will influence lives.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments arrives this year for both PS3 and PS4. If you want to get more info about the title, don’t hesitate to visit the official website. Stay tuned, and I look forward to showing you more!

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23 Comments

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+ Ldrofmn on January 31st, 2014 at 2:12 am said:

Sounds awesome! The observation of other characters and other details seems really interesting.


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+ avatarguy on January 31st, 2014 at 2:18 am said:

any relation to sherlock BBC?


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+ elchorno on January 31st, 2014 at 2:52 am said:

Looks great, just one question. Will we be able to invert the camera controls this time?


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+ WanyaRolf on January 31st, 2014 at 3:12 am said:

hm, very interesting. despite some minor gripes with The testament of Sherlock, I really liked it. Hopefully will like it too.
If you’re taking any suggestions, here it is: Watson was really annoying repeating everything he happen to pick up. “Oh! it’s a pipe!’. yes, we know its a pipe. hahaha. And please, don’t go for the L.A. Noire investigation, wich was promising as yours, but ended it up being trial and error. As if one wrong accusation led to a game over screen. Of course Sherlock will ultimately not incriminate the wrong person… well, how to do it is your job to find out.
But hey, that was unexpected and great news. Was hoping for more of you’re Sherlock games. Even thought about going over my non-pc gaming policy to buy some at steam.


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+ Redikol on January 31st, 2014 at 3:35 am said:

Awesome! I have “The Testament of Sherlock Holmes for PS3 and love it! I can’t wait to get this for PS4! Keep it up Frogwares, you guys are awesome!


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+ oOoSLOWPOKEoOo on January 31st, 2014 at 5:03 am said:

The face animations don’t seem to fit in right, but the face is amazing the entire graphics are brilliant!


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+ GotDanny1989 on January 31st, 2014 at 5:27 am said:

How are you guys gonna make use of the touchpad?


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+ DeadlyButterfly on January 31st, 2014 at 5:31 am said:

I really liked The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and I’m really looking forward to Crimes & Punishments!


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+ JL764EVER on January 31st, 2014 at 6:01 am said:

Boring!!Bring DayZ to PS4


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+ Figboy on January 31st, 2014 at 6:41 am said:

Sounds very interesting. In for the PS4 version.

@ JL764EVER: Grow up. If it’s not for you, just move on to the next title. And DayZ has already been announced for the PS4, but I don’t know if it’s coming out this year, since it’s still being pieced together on the PC.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on January 31st, 2014 at 7:37 am said:

Eh..looks interesting..but im really over all the sherlock holmes gameplay or movies..with mysteries..im just looking forward to some Metal Gear ONLINE NEWS!…hopefully it there will be some soon :/


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+ NSDI on January 31st, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

I have bought every title of this franchise and have been waiting for this one for a long time!


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+ tashpool on January 31st, 2014 at 8:43 am said:

This is looking promising, you’ve got a PS4 order with me if things keep looking this good! (Don’t forget inverted camera controls for those of us that live in a real 3d world!)


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+ djsaiyan on January 31st, 2014 at 9:25 am said:

Does Watson still teleport around behind you all creepy-like?

If not, no deal.


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+ Welmosca on January 31st, 2014 at 10:17 am said:

Looks good…I always liked Sherlock…..will be looking forward to more news about this one….the last game looked cool.Any word on a demo?


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+ tusunami on January 31st, 2014 at 11:35 am said:

I never played any of the games so this will be interesting yet fun for sure Doods!!!!!!


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+ ElektroDragon on January 31st, 2014 at 12:28 pm said:

This thread really separates the intellectual gamers from those who just want to shoot zombies in the head. Which ironically, makes them a sort of zombie as well. Mindless.

Thank you Frogwares for raising the intellectual bar. Please do some cool things with the DS4 speaker and touchpad. More games need to use those.


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+ poodude on January 31st, 2014 at 12:44 pm said:

Looks great! I’ve had The Testament of Sherlock Holmes sitting on PS3′s hard drive for a while now, really need to get around to it. Still, looking forward to Crimes and Punishment.


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+ Husteen on January 31st, 2014 at 5:51 pm said:

wow, this looks very nice. the testament of sherlock holmes was great even though it had a few gameplay related issues. hopefully this will be out by the time i get my ps4.


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+ ResigningMonk on February 2nd, 2014 at 4:07 pm said:

This seems really exciting and I’m really thinking about purchasing it for my investigation side. The idea of it making your decision that has effect in the future. I’m really looking forward on playing this and getting it. If possible is there going to be a demo?


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+ MakoSoul on February 2nd, 2014 at 5:21 pm said:

Definitely getting this for PS4. Looking forward to seeing a release date. Hopefully you took some cues from Jonny Lee Miller’s portrayal of Holmes.


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+ Dermatos on February 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 pm said:

This looks interesting! Cant wait to play it!


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+ narutofanO6 on February 4th, 2014 at 4:42 am said:

interesting i’m in


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