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New Sherlock Holmes teaser shows off enhanced graphics, multiple deaths

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Crimes and Punishments

Focus Home Interactive and Frogwares have released a teaser for the latest edition to the Sherlock Holmes series. The Crimes & Punishments teaser trailer gives you a glimpse of some of the grim murders to take place in the game to an eerily soothing tune.

Crimes & Punishments will be the first title in the series to be developed on the Epic Unreal Engine 3 rather than the in-house engine and no doubt already displays greatly improved graphics. The teaser shows off some crime scenes, suspects and a troubled Sherlock Holmes.

Unreal Engine 3 will not only improve graphics, says the development studio. According to their post on the official website new investigation techniques have been developed allowing the game to offer 14 game mechanics. This is said to give players the ability to use Sherlock’s unique gifts and talents to their full extent. For example:

“his ability to guess the details of an individual’s life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct a past event by studying the key features of a crime scene.”

Crimes & Punishments will feature eight investigations and will release on PC, PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360. The release date is yet to be confirmed.

Last Updated: July 16, 2013


  1. Jonah Cash

    July 16, 2013 at 08:05

    If you haven’t yet picked up The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, then you are in the wrong!! For all us old school players that is probably the closest you will get to the type of game you played when you were a wee lad!! It is probably the first game in 10 years where I got stuck on a puzzle, and even had to google one of them to get it right after two days of non stop thinking!! The puzzles aren’t just jump here, make that go up hang on this thing to open the door, they are proper mind boggling puzzles!! It might not be a genre you like, but this game was pure class in the puzzle stakes!! I truly loved playing it and implore all to at least give it a try!!
    O and it has a good story line as well…..


    • Sir Twakkus

      July 16, 2013 at 08:11

      Thanks man, was looking at it on steam but wasnt sure how good it was. Will go pick it up.


      • Acornbread

        July 16, 2013 at 08:19

        Was on sale for $10. 😀


      • Jonah Cash

        July 16, 2013 at 09:55

        The story line is really good, the graphics is not so good… But man the puzzles had me in heaven!!!


    • Trevor Davies

      July 16, 2013 at 08:19

      Cool. I looked at it yesterday but passed because I wasn’t sure of it, all the previous ones seem to have hit & miss reviews. Will have another look when the special comes around again.


      • Jonah Cash

        July 16, 2013 at 09:52

        Look the graphics won’t win any awards, but the story and the puzzles is sooooo cool!!! This game had me thinking which is rare for today’s games!!


    • Olga Ryzhko

      July 17, 2013 at 10:07

      Do you mind if I share your comment on Frogwares Facebook page?


      PS What was the puzzle you say?


  2. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    July 16, 2013 at 08:21


    Haha, remember that silly tech?

    *watches video*


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