With the game now “content complete” and playable from start to finish, the studio has also been able to set a firm release date – announcing that it’s coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC on April 11th, 2023.
This new version of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened utilises the Unreal Engine 4 to present a completely rebuilt game and reimagined take on the game, with all-new mechanics, quest and story content.
Three separate pre-order SKUs for the game were also announced including a Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition with added side quest packs and outfits, and a PC-only Premium Edition which includes the Deluxe Edition extras plus a digital art book and digital soundtrack.
You can watch the release date trailer for Sherlock Holmes The Awakened below:
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.