Sherlock Holmes The Awakened goes gold ahead of April 11th release; latest trailer

Good news for Sherlock Holmes afficionados (and anyone interested in a detective horror adventure): Sherlock Holmes The Awakened has finally gone gold. What this means is that the game is not only complete, it’s also playable from start to finish.

Right now, the developers are preparing the game for its upcoming multiplatform release, which has been set to April 11th in Europe and North America. On Nintendo Switch, two editions will be available:

  • Standard Edition: $39.99 / 39.99€
  • Deluxe Edition: $49.99 /49.99€
    • Full Game
    • Side Quests Packs
    • 6 Exclusive Outfits

Pre-orders will go live soon. Anyone pre-ordering the game will get a set 3 custom outfits for Holmes and Watson.

To celebrate the release date announcement, Frogwares shared a brand new trailer, focusing on the cosmic, Cthtulu-inspired horror aspect of the game:

And here’s some more details for the game:

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 – eShop) comes out on April 11th in Europe and North America.


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