Crimes and Punishments, the Sherlock Holmes themed adventure game to be released on Xbox One, alongside previously confirmed platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, in early September this year.
Crimes and Punishments, is an investigation game developed by European game studio Frogwares, known for developing several Sherlock Holmes titles and the first-person puzzler Magrunner, released last year. Crimes and Punishments is the latest and it seems broadest in the series, the studio opting to use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, instead of the in-house engine, and adding new mechanics to the investigation procedures.
With this announcement, the game has received 3 new screenshots, featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Holmes investigating some of the crime scenes from the 6 cases the game asks you to solve. You will have to exploit the incredible gifts and talents of Sherlock, such as his ability to guess the details of an individual's life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct past events by studying the key features of a crime scene, in order to find out the truth. In seems the game also offers something of a moral choice, by asking you to decide what to do with the suspects, act as a law-enforcer or let your personal morality be the judge of what’s going on the screen.
Crimes & Punishments will be released on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC early September 2014.