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Sherlock: Crimes & Punishments Hits PS4, PS3 in September

Olga Ryzhko's Avatar + Posted by Olga Ryzhko on Jun 06, 2014 // Frogwares

Hi, PlayStation.Blog! It’s Olga here with Frogwares, the studio behind the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments. We kind of met earlier this year when we announced that Crimes and Punishments was coming to both PS3 and PS4; I recall you said it was awesome, remember?

Today I’m incredibly happy to announce that the game will be released in September. I invite you to discover our brand new video dedicated to Sherlock Holmes:


Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4

If you remember, Crimes and Punishments lets you become the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes. We know him to be mostly an analytical, deduction-obsessed supergenius who steps in to investigate where Scotland Yard fails. This is exactly what you can expect with Crimes and Punishments.

There are six challenging and sophisticated cases to solve that involve murders, thefts, and disappearances; the game is investigation in its purest form. It requires you to act as a detective, to collect clues, to speak to witnesses and suspects, and finally to tie all the evidence together, making your own deductions, coming to your own conclusions.

The more clues you uncover, the more things are added to the Deduction Space, a conceptual place where you’ll attempt to link pieces of evidence together. Connected, they will eventually bring you to a conclusion for each case. My favorite thing about Crimes and Punishments is that your conclusions can be wrong depending on how you interpret the evidence, so it’s perfectly possible to accuse the innocent and have them sent to prison.

Speaking of nineteenth century traditions, it’s usually a death penalty when you accuse someone of murder. So act thoughtfully and do weigh your decisions.

Once you’ve reached your chosen conclusion, you decide how you want your culprit to be punished (Innocent or otherwise!) — this explains the name Crimes and Punishments: you decide whether to condemn them, or absolve them of their actions, if perhaps the reasons for their crimes were more complex than cold-blooded. So, you’re literally deciding the fate of peoples lives which will definitely have enormous consequences.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on PS4

I’d say that Crimes and Punishments sets two questions for you to answer:

  1. Who is the culprit, and what evidence suggests this?
  2. What do you propose is the best course of action?

I sincerely hope you’ll have a good time along the way in September 2014 on PS4 and PS3, with 6 cases that will test your powers of deductive reasoning. Multiple suspects, and up to 9 conclusions per case will force you to think logically, disregarding emotion like the often cold Holmes himself.

For more info about the game, do not hesitate to visit our official website.

PS: We’ll be showing the game at E3 next week, so if you’re attending, don’t hesitate to drop by the Focus Home Interactive booth to learn more!

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8 Comments

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+ maxcoronel2014 on June 6th, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

Waiting for this game. The Unreal 3 choice for this one looks good. Any info about the price?


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+ DangerChimp on June 6th, 2014 at 8:49 am said:

Can’t wait for this – loved the last one, warts and all. And let’s not forget the best sidekick ever, Creepy Watson!!!

The big question: will this still be a budget title, or are you going to charge the same as a regular AAA title.

At a budget price, it’s a delightful, buggy romp through Victorian England with plenty of laughs.

At full price, it’s a janky mess not worth touching until it’s in the bargain bin.

I love your games, but real talk.


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+ NSDI on June 6th, 2014 at 11:09 am said:

Most anticipated game this year! Go Frogwares! Loved every game of your Holmes franchise!


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+ paulogy on June 6th, 2014 at 11:10 am said:

Maybe it’s just on my end, but I get “The requested video is not allowed to be played in embedded players.”


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+ Amnalehu on June 6th, 2014 at 7:30 pm said:

It sounds interesting. I wish the video would play :-(


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+ IcedDice777 on June 7th, 2014 at 6:22 pm said:

Oh, i’ll be picking this one up on September for the PS4. I got the last one for the Ps3 at my local Gamestop for a great price and i found it very entertaining. Granted, i got stuck trying to figure out some puzzles. Looking forward to this. FrogWares should try to do a Horror version of this style of games.
My .02


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+ Einhander138 on June 8th, 2014 at 3:27 pm said:

Is this a disc release or PSN only?


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+ hxoxbx on June 9th, 2014 at 9:57 am said:

me encanta ya era hora en cuanto salga es una compra segura


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