If you watched the latest Sherlock Holmes movie, well, I’m sorry you had to go through that. What you should be happy about, however, is that Bigben and Frogwares have shared an exquisite trailer revealing the investigation system in the highly-anticipated, Sherlock Holmes-esque, noir investigation game, The Sinking City. Frogwares was responsible for making a couple of Sherlock Holmes adventure games in the past, like Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter that released in 2016, so the studio knows a thing or two about the greatest fictional detective.
In The Sinking City, the player takes control of Charles, a private detective, who comes to Oakmont, Massachusetts in order to investigate the cause of an unprecedented supernatural flood. The latest trailer plunges you straight into the game’s mysterious, murky, and supernatural 1920s universe that’s filled with witches, monsters, and much more. In this strange world as Charles, players will be completely on their own in their investigation to solve a mystery, helped only by their observational skills and their trusty notebook.
There are no objectives or even hints, so players must rely on wit and true detective skills as they’ll need to explore crime scenes, collect information, question inhabitants, and use Charles’ unique abilities, like one that lets him replay past scenes, to solve cases. Sure, some challenges will be pretty easy to solve, but others will take brain power — and making certain choices can result in some serious consequences.
The Sinking City is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, who has been referred to as the “Master of Horror”. I happen to agree since a lot of his stuff gives me the heebie-jeebies.
If you’re ready to dive into detective work, watch the latest trailer for The Sinking City below:
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