Sherlock Holmes Chapter One’s quests, combat, and customization detailed

Frogwares has shared a new trailer and details for Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.

The latest trailer for the game offers a brief glimpse at its Mediterranean location and some of the cases that players will encounter, including an elephant that has been sentenced to death by an angry mob. As mentioned by the developer, things are more sinister than they first appear on this island paradise.

According to Frogwares, players can expect roughly 15 hours of gameplay from the main story which spans a total of five cases. While completing everything the game has to offer, including the more than 30 side quests, will stretch the game to around 30-40 hours.

“In each main quest you’ll also have several suspects, and whether or not you will find the right one depends on how good a detective you are. You can interpret your clues in a number of ways that can lead to different theories. Some of these theories are easier and more convenient than the others, but it does not mean they’re correct,” Antonina Melnykova, Lead Narrative Designer, said. “Once you’ve found your suspect, no matter if they are the right person, you will get a chance to decide their fate. Justice on the island is a bit twisted and our goal is to avoid a black and white morality, so it’s possible you’ll want to side with the wrongdoer.”

As for combat, this “only takes place where it’s justified by the story,” lead feature designer Yaroslav Martyniuk explained. Players will be unable to shoot random characters in the street, but can kill enemies if they are cornered and have no other choice. However, Martynuik warns that “this will have certain consequences.” Players can also make use of tools such as smoke bombs to incapacitate enemies.

Finally, in Chapter One, players can find or buy new outfits for Sherlock that will change his look and restore and decorate his mansion with goods from local merchants.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is scheduled to launch in 2021 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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