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The Darker Side of London in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

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The Darker Side of London in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Hi, Playstation.Blog! I’m Olga from Frogwares. After having explored Holmes’ new skills in previous trailers for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments — coming from September 30th on PS4 and PS3 — I’m delighted to introduce today the complexity of not only the cases, but the people of Crimes & Punishments. It’s a trailer about empathy, blame, and punishment — not of the suspect, but of Holmes himself, as he lives with the decisions made throughout the game.


The Darker Side of London in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Crimes & Punishments introduces moral changes to the Sherlock Holmes series. Not only are you charged with selecting the suspect who committed the crime, but also what to do with him, either handing him to the police or empathizing with his or her situation, setting them free after a dressing down in true Holmes style. Their fate will be left in your hands, with all the responsibility on Holmes’ conscience.

Behind the guise of the prim and proper, Victorian England is a characteristically dark place, with its denizens as layered in extravagant clothing as they are in lies, deceit, and jealousy of their brethren. As culture revolves on an axis of polite euphemism, Holmes teeters on the edge, looking in, interjecting with a sport-like enthusiasm and surgical precision, manipulating the elements like a puppet-master on a stage.

Through six unique cases, and up to five suspects per case, take advantage of many of Holmes’ famed skills. From the socially unacceptable character judgment sequences, allowing you to piece together information about a character from their clothing and appearance, to his ability to piece together a crime-scene from nothing but sharp observation and imagination, embark upon 6 dark and treacherous mysteries across London.

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  • This game looks intriguing, and the wife and I can’t wait to see more! Keep up the good work!

  • CaptReynolds

    That trailer was terrific… well done! I was pretty excited before… now… heck yeah! CHEERS

  • whereymyconary

    I’m on the boarder if I’ll preorder or not. This trailers getting me closer though.

    Question: how long does each case usually take?

  • This is the song used in the trailer for those interested:
    “Pretty Little Thing” by Jason Pedder, Ben Ziapour, Kes Loy, Jessica Greenfield .

  • SimplyDerrick

    Trailer looks good, but let’s see how well it will be. Hopefully you guys read all the books, seen all the movies, and view history of crimes, you know to make it authentic and awesome.

  • look like it is going to be real good. But i hope they are not real easy to figure out usual when there is only 5 cases like the csi games and the ncis it was not worth the money. So i am hoping for better.

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