Frogwares Studio, which recently received an Epic MegaGrants grant from Epic Games, finally told what the secret Palianytsia project is, which the studio announced at the end of May. It is the remake of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, Frogwares’ own adventure game, which was released back in 2007.
The original Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a mix of Conan Doyle detective with Lovecraftian mysticism, so to speak, a precursor to The Sinking City. Back in 2008, the game received a remaster with quite cosmetic changes. This time we are talking about a full-fledged remake, and even more.
In the new version of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, the authors plan not only to transfer all the graphics to the Unreal Engine but also to rewrite the storyline and even change the characters a little. So Holmes here is much younger than in the original game and even looks like Holmes in the recent Sherlock Holmes Chapter One. This case is Holmes’s first big case, in addition, it is during it that the detective will start working with a new assistant – Dr. Watson.
Despite the fact that the authors positioned the Palianytsia project as a small wartime project, it seems that a lot of work is planned there. In general, according to the developers, they use almost nothing from the original game or other developments, in fact, the new game is created from scratch on the Unreal Engine 4 engine. Therefore, in these difficult times, Frogwares wants to involve its fans in financing the game. The company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Sherlock Holmes The Awakened soon. At the same time, the first trailer of the remake will be released.
Of course, Sherlock Holmes The Awakened does not yet have a release date, but it is already known that the game will be released on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
We wish the team success and we will wait for news. I wonder if there will be Ukrainian Easter eggs in Sherlock Holmes The Awakened?