"with my hands on the Testament" [IDEN]For those interested in the intersection of the worlds of gaming and Sherlock Holmes, the latest news is bound to be welcome.
Frogwares Game Development Studio just announced the release of a new game for Playstation and XBox: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock, to be released in the fall of 2011. The announcement on the Frogwares site outlines the plot:
A mainstay genre of computer games, this new Holmes game is playable with a gamepad in a third person view, with revamped controls that suit the console. The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will immerse gamers in 1898 London as they conduct an incredible investigation. All the evidence suggests our hero is the main suspect in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossings. Unable to prove his own innocence, Holmes is rapidly losing London's trust as doubt spreads through the city like wildfire. Even Doctor Watson's faith in his friend begins to waver, as the famous detective flees Scotland Yard and raises further suspicion; prowling around at night, destruction of evidence... would Holmes go so far as to commit murder?Sounds intriguing to us! Below are some early screenshots of the game.
We'll be interested to see how the game turns out when it's finally released to the public. Are you a Sherlockian who also happens to be a gamer? Let us know if you'd be interested in becoming a game reviewer for our site by filling out the form on the About page.