Jaxon Gaming News » Gaming News » Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened remake announced
Gaming News

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened remake announced

Publish Date: 15.08.2022
Sherlock

Frogwares have announced their new Sherlock Holmes game – a remake of their 2007 The Awakened title.

It is an interesting choice for a remake.

The Awakened is not considered the best Sherlock Holmes game developed by Frogwares, that title still belongs to Crimes and Punishment, but it is the weirdest.

Video: (4K) Sherlock Holmes The Awakened | Reveal Trailer | PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch

(4K) Sherlock Holmes The Awakened | Reveal Trailer | PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch

Why this Sherlock game?

The Awakened remake feels like the developers’ second try at Sinking City.

The original was a flawed but beloved game that was stuck in a weird publisher limbo due to problems between Frogwares and Nacon.

Sherlock
Frogwares

The Awakened is Sherlock Holmes meets Lovecraft. It still seems heavily inspired by the short story Shadow over Innsmouth, with the reveal trailer showing the detective and Dr. Watson heading towards a lighthouse on a boat and with some clear hints at Cthulhu.

Frogwares seem to have maintained the model for Holmes used in Chapter One, and with how well that game was received it seems like a good decision.

The game will presumably use Unreal Engine 4 again and the developers have confirmed that the more open-world approach used in Chapter One will be the one used in this remake.

Creating Games in a Warzone

The Awakened was a thoroughly weird title, but its remake’s development is a perhaps weirder one still.

Frogwares is a Ukrainian development studio. Some of the developers on the team have relocated to other countries, but a lot of them are still in Ukraine.

This means that the game is at least being partially developed in a literal warzone.

Video: Creating Games in a Warzone | Sherlock Holmes The Awakened

Creating Games in a Warzone | Sherlock Holmes The Awakened

As Frogwares explains in the video, circumstances are extremely unpredictable, so they’ve decided to open a Kickstarter in order to create a safety net against most issues that could come up during development.

The Kickstarter is already an overwhelming success, reaching more than $100,000 above their $70,000 objective. A digital version of The Awakened costs $35 through the platform, which should be a $10 discount from the full-release price (Chapter One costs $44.99).

This successful Kickstarter is already adding more content to the game – like gameplay sequences in which you can play as Dr. Watson – and ensures that Frogwares have what they need to meet the 2023 release date, despite the situation they’re in with the Russian invasion.

Read Also
The Witcher Remake is coming and powered by Unreal Engine 5
CD Projekt Red has been hard at work for the past couple ...
Splinter Cell remake story may be modernized for today’s audience
The art of remaking a game is a very fine line. We've ...
Stake.us Promo
Rumor: Goldeneye 007 remake is “in limbo” due to the war in Ukraine
1997's Goldeneye 007 has seen many rumors of a potential return. A ...
James Gunn & Suda51 “not involved” in 2023 Lollipop Chainsaw remake
After a tease for the upcoming remake surfaced last month, it's officially ...
Dev responds to “cash grab” claims on The Last of Us remake
2013's The Last of Us took the gaming world by storm. Naughty ...

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

21+NCPG
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site