Developer Frogwares has announced that story-driven detective thriller Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is coming to Nintendo Switch with a release date of February 3, 2022. It will retail for $29.99 / €29.99, and “There is a 15% prepurchase discount + 10% loyalty discount if you own The Sinking City on the Switch.” It plays at a resolution of 1080p docked and 720p undocked and runs at 30 FPS, which is adequate. The game originally launched back in 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Here is how Frogwares describes Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments ahead of its Switch release:
Embody the world-famous detective at the peak of his career in Victorian-era London. Alongside the ever-loyal Dr. John H. Watson, players will use Sherlock’s impressive talents as a detective to solve thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts, and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic. Mix and match 14 different skills of detection to get the answers you need. Multiple avenues of inquiry to question and interrogate witnesses and suspects. Form your final deductions and hopefully name correct guilty parties to determine their fate. Will you follow your moral compass, or apply the letter of the law? Are you sure you didn’t just condemn an innocent person?
There’s no new trailer to go along with the release date announcement of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on Switch, but you can watch an old PlayStation trailer to get an idea for its atmosphere. You’ll interrogate suspects, decide to follow your moral compass or the strict law, and use “14 different skills of deduction” to hopefully nab the right perpetrators.
The most recent Frogwares Sherlock game is Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, a prequel story with some eccentricities that has no current plans to come to Switch.