Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter amps up the weirdness

Horror themes aren’t foreign to Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes series of adventure games, but The Devil’s Daughter has a completely different feel than anything that’s come before.

Feels a lot like the Robert Downey Jr. take on Holmes to me. I don’t know if that’s just in my head, but it sure does seem like The Devil’s Daughter has a grittier, more action-oriented overtone than we’ve seen from Frogwares in the past. And then there’s the clear horror element that could be very cool indeed.

Bottom line- we haven’t seen much at all from the game, and that’s unusual considering that it hits retail in just a few months. Frogwares and publisher Focus Home are usually pretty good at sharing plenty of details way in advance on their games, which has me kind of worried here. Though, I do have to add that I’m still plenty interested in The Devil’s Daughter thanks in no small part to the fact that it looks pretty great here in ‘A Mystic Trip’, its first cinematic trailer.

“What led young Katelyn to 221B Baker Street? Could she have discovered the dark truth about her family? Who is the charming clairvoyant that has moved in to 221C? Is there room for séances and occult rituals in the bastion of logic and rationalism?” For the first time in his prestigious career, the most illustrious of detectives must fight not to reveal a secret, but to keep one…

This cinematic trailer named ‘A Mystic Trip’ was created by UNIT Image production house, who has received numerous awards for the excellence of their CGI films and trailers.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, eighth in the videogame series created by Frogwares, is a unique adventure game that blends exploration, investigation and action for a breath-taking and fantastic playing experience. You play as the master detective himself, plunged against his will into a fantastic adventure brimming with intense action sequences for an interactive experience that is more immersive than ever. The mysteries follow one after the other, the clues pile up, trails intersect, the hypotheses contradict… Will you be able to guide Sherlock Holmes to the incredible final revelation?

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter hits the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 27th.

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