Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is getting a remake, Frogwares has revealed. The Ukrainian development studio has launched a Kickstarter to fund the remake of the 2006 title, with the target being $71,140. At time of writing that target has nearly been reached with the funds raised currently at $61,261. The remake will be using Unreal Engine 4 with the platforms confirmed as PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch. Sherlock Holmes The Awakened does act as a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One.
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The story summary says, “An Eldritch god-obsessed cult is making moves in the shadows to bring about a world-altering prophecy and it’s up to the young detective duo to thwart their plans. This is a creative take on what horror-filled and reality-breaking events could have met our heroes at such a crucial point in their lives to go on and shape them into the characters we all know they become. Delve into the trauma and fear that cements their friendship for good and the revelations that break Sherlock’s mind to create the flawed and haunted genius he is destined to be.”
The remake of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened will add, new graphics and asset models, new animations, new cutscenes, additional investigation gameplay mechanics, case story rewrites, additional side quests, new English voice over recordings and translations into multiple languages, UI overall haul, change to 3rd person perspective camera, and additional quality of life features.
In a statement on Kickstarter, Frogwares wrote, “As this war has no foreseeable end in sight, we are now working around this new reality of ours. For those of us on the team not serving in the military or with various humanitarian aid organizations, the only way we can fight back is by keeping our team creating. For normal citizens like us, our most potent weapon right now against the Russians is being able to keep Ukrainian society and our economy alive. A functioning country is one that can resist, fight back, and finally, rebuild.”
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