Developer of last year’s ‘Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments’, Frogwares has a new publishing partnership with French company Bigben Interactive, and have announced that the next Sherlock Holmes title will release in 2016.
Since the launch of Frogware’s Sherlock Holmes series more than five million games have been sold worldwide, each installment putting players in the shoes of the sleuth to crack one or more cases. The first four games were PC exclusives, while the latest three were also developed on consoles.
Benoît Clerc, head of software department of Bigben Group, has grand plans for the future:
“We analysed the fans’ comments and needs. In order to meet their demands, we have the ambition to bring this new game to a much higher level than its predecessors. We wish to offer every adventure game fan a title of exceptional quality which will become a reference in this genre’s history.”
While ‘Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments’ is a fine title, with intriguing cases, puzzles that require thought and a system that allows the player to reach their own conclusion as to who the guilty party is without a ‘game over’ screen if you’re wrong, the prospect of taking the series to an even higher level is exciting. Now, where did I put that pipe and deer-stalker?