Frogwares and Bigben Interactive have released a story trailer for Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter. The developer also revealed new details about the game and explains why the appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson has been changed.
The trailer introduces us to Katelyn Holmes, Sherlock Holmes' daugther, and his neighbor Miss Alice De'Bouvier. It also highlights Sherlock's relationship with this daughter and his character changes, while also touching on some key moments of the game, including the dissappearance of Katelyn and satanic rituals.
"A cold and 'old school' Holmes can work really well when it comes to playing a detective who is manipulative and/or unfeeling", said Frogwares. "This time around, though, we wanted him to be open to emotion. We needed a character who was a credible father. Clumsy, ok, but still loving.
"So we reworked it that way to create a strong emotional bond between Holmes and his daughter, Katelyn.But you can't modify just one character. You need balance. Katelyn has to be cheeky and reactive, Watson a believable friend, everyone around them dynamic."
While the game allows the players to free roam the streets of Victorian London, The Devil's Daugther will feature the same dynamic gameplay as previous titles in the series, with the classic Sherlock Holmes fundamentals of conducting the investigation and uncovering the truth. Frogwares explaines that Sherlock's investigations will be darker and emotional, as these will "reflect his mistakes all the more clearly".
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daugther releases on the 10th of June on PS4, Xbox One and PC.