Sherlock Holmes The Awakened announced for Nintendo Switch, fully funded on Kickstarter in less than 24h

Yesterday, Frogwares (a development studio from Ukraine) launched the Kickstarter campaign for their latest game: Sherlock Holmes The Awakened (a full remake of a game originally released back in 2006). And less than 24 hours later, the game is already fully funded with over 90 000€ pledged as of writing (the base goal was 70 000€).

Therefore, Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is now guaranteed to be released on Nintendo Switch. No release date is provided, but Frogwares expect the game to be released by mid-2023 (though it’s not clear whether this also applies to the Nintendo Switch version specifically).

Here’s the reveal trailer for Sherlock Holmes The Awakened:

The first official trailer shows a young Holmes and Watson fleeing for their lives. A “misunderstanding” of sorts has led the New Orlean Sheriffs’ Department to hunt down the duo. After a few near misses from some shotguns, the budding detectives escape into the deeps of the surrounding swamps. But something seems noticeably off, let alone with Sherlock, who seems to already be losing his hold on reality.

And here’s a Dev Team Update video:

And here’s some details about the game (for more, make sure to check out the Kickstarter page!):

Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a Cthulhu meets Sherlock Holmes detective horror adventure. The game acts as a continuation of young Sherlock’s story with Holmes and Watson undertaking their first major case together. An Eldritch god-obsessed cult is making moves in the shadows to bring about a world-altering prophecy and it’s up to the young detective duo to thwart their plans. This is a creative take on what horror-filled and reality-breaking events could have met our heroes at such a crucial point in their lives to go on and shape them into the characters we all know they become. Delve into the trauma and fear that cements their friendship for good and the revelations that break Sherlock’s mind to create the flawed and haunted genius he is destined to be. Originally released in 2006, The Awakened is a full remake and substantial rewrite being rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up to run in Unreal Engine 4.

Sherlock Holmes The Awakened (Switch) does not have a release date yet, but is expected to be released by mid-2023.

Source: Frogwares PR


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