Crack The Case In The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes, Published By Atlus

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 4:02am


Atlus USA have picked the publishing rights to another popular license—Sherlock Holmes. Or at least one game based on him, for the time being. This September, they’ll be publishing The Testament of Sherlock Holmes on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America.


Developed by Frogwares, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes sees Holmes as the suspect of a forgery. After returning a missing set of priceless jewels to their owner, Holmes is accused of returning fakes instead of the originals. Doubted both by Watson and Scotland Yard, he needs to figure out how to clear his name.


You can watch a debut trailer for The Testament of Sherlock Holmes above and find screenshots below. Atlus say that the game’s characters have been motion-captured to make it look convincing.


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  • Xapth

    Detective Conan and more recently BBC Sherlock have both gotten me interested in Sherlock Holmes, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful open-world game.

  • That Sherlock’s grave really reminds me of Reichenbach Fall’s ending…oh God, why Moffat? WHY?

    • Exkaiser

      Because Conan Doyle himself killed Sherlock off (and then later brought him back to life) in The Final Problem? Reichenbach Falls is the name of the waterfall that Holmes and Moriarty go plummeting off in that story.

  • Nicholas Yee

    WATSON NEVER DOUBTS SHERLOCK! NEVER! BROMANCE FOR THE WIN! That again.. i cant wait for this to come out :D

  • s07195

    I highly doubt Watson would doubt Holmes…

  • I wonder if they could make this a series.
    A series of famous detectives becoming the suspects.

    Well, have to see how this one goes first.

    • landlock

      This is actually about the 7th or 8th in the series’ already by the same developers holmes has already battled Lupin and Cthulu.

      • Thanks for the info, didn’t know that :P

  • Brandon Stark

    reminds me of Alice Madness Returns. i like.

  • This seems pretty interesting, and Atlus is already blasting on all cylinders right now. Other publishers and developers might want to start taking note right now, because Atlus is acting like Wu-Tang Clan at the moment.

  • Strain42

    I’ve been a Holmes fan since I was a kid, and I love Atlus but…I have yet to play a…not terrible Sherlock Holmes game, so I’m naturally very skeptical about this one. I’ll wait to see some more before I pass judgment.

    • cj_iwakura

      The Sega CD game was pretty good(Seriously). Consulting Detective, it was an FMV adventure game, not unlike Phoenix Wright. You investigate crime scenes then build a case.

  • This sounds very interesting. I’m already making plans to pick up a copy this September to see how the story plays out. Another (hopefully) great release by Atlus.

  • AnimeRemix

    Going to keep a eye on this one. I never owned a Sherlock Holmes game before, so maybe this one will be worth getting. 

  • Heidenroslein

    I absolutely love mystery games, so I’ll keep my eye on this one when it comes out! :D

  • RupanIII

    I’ve been going through the books lately and a SH game would be awesome, hopefully this game captures the feel. Watson to me is much more rotund than the bloke in the video, though.

  • Göran Isacson

    I saw Sherlock Holmes, I saw Atlus, and now I can’t stop imagining Holmes with a Persona. Naoto is his disciple. Don’t lie it would be awesome.

  • For a mystery fan like me, this is the best thing of e3. 

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