Developer Frogwares is returning to its roots, choosing to adapt an old story as a somewhat-sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (opens in new tab). The game the sequel is based on, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, was one of the first Frogwares games I know of, appearing on Steam in the hazy days of 2006, back when you could easily keep track of everything new that came out each week.
The Awakened is perhaps best remembered as the one where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on a Cthulhu cult. The remake will include the original game, but also have updated systems and new content to fit with the framework established in Chapter One. That also means refreshed visuals at 2022 standards, new voice acting, and a better camera.
Frogwares said in a blog post that it’s “a dark, HP Lovecraft-inspired story infused with the narrative arc of a young Sherlock Holmes taking on his first big case.”
Oh no, he’s hot. (Image credit: Frogwares)