Before Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s Sherlock Holmes Season 5 starts making a buzz, we now have an official trailer of its game titled Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. The game is coming on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
What started with 2002’s The Mystery of the Mummy and continued with 2016’s Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, will act a reboot by Frogwares who has been backing Sherlock games PlayStation for almost 20 years now.
In Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, we’ll see Sherlock Holmes in its early years when he was still on his way of becoming a great detective. As in the trailer, we see a 21-year-old Sherlock Holmes visiting the grave of his mother Violet Holmes. He’s there with a friend who is not Dr John Watson but is some other Jon. In this one, Sherlock is on the quest of decoding his mother’s demise with Jon.
Here’s the full synopsis:
“In this story-driven detective thriller, you are Sherlock Holmes – a 21-year-old aspiring detective, itching to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.
As Sherlock, your legacy is written by the decisions you make in this open-world investigation game. Deception, violence, and deduction are just a few resources in your arsenal—your mysterious companion and sounding board, Jon, is another.
Whether you choose brute force to solve problems or stay one step ahead of your enemies by using your wits to spot vulnerabilities, you decide what each situation demands as you hone your investigative skills. It’s time to confront your past so you can become the legend you’re destined to be.”