Sherlock Keeps The Lights On. Ukrainian studio Frogwares announce new DLC for Sherlock Chapter One and new Switch release of Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter
That’s Elementary Watson – Once More
Today developers Frogwares have announced the release of the last paid DLC for Sherlock Chapter One and also the release onto Nintendo Switch of earlier game Sherlock Holmes: The Devils’ Daughter. Despite the war, this team which are majority Ukrainian based are using external partners and a handful of remote staff to keep the studio operational for the future.
CEO of Frogwares Wael Amr explains here:
“Put simply, we need to keep the studio alive and functioning to the best of our abilities now more than ever. Nobody on the team is expected to work, only those who can and want to. Some on the team have become full-time volunteers in the humanitarian efforts around the country. Others have joined the defence forces. The rest are in various, safer locations abroad or around the country and have made themselves available to work remotely. And we continue to pay all of these people on the team. For those fighting or volunteering, each of their spots on the team will be waiting for them at the end of the war. But essentially it is through a collection of staff that either fled Ukraine to neighbouring EU countries and those who have relocated to safer areas who are keeping Frogwares going right now.
We are an independent studio with no external financing, investors, or parent company keeping us afloat. So it’s up to us alone and through the support of our players wanting to play our games that will keep this studio alive. And as this war drags out more and more, we and people all around Ukraine are seeing that even if they are not involved in the fighting directly, they need to somehow keep things moving forward. So that when this is all over and it’s time to rebuild and restart, we are not starting from zero.”
The M For Mystery DLC is free for all owners of the Deluxe Edition and the Season Pass or can be purchased separately. Out now on PC, PS5 and X Series X/S this new 2 hour plus mission sees Sherlock facing a shadowy figure known only as “M” who has cunningly outsmarted Mycroft’s agents and stolen confidential documents.
The Devils Daughter Has Switched
Coming April 7th 2022. Initially released in 2016, Frogwares partnered with Mataboo back in 2021 to bring the game to the Nintendo Switch. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is an investigative adventure with a flare of the supernatural. Something dark and sinister is gripping London and has come very close to Sherlock’s own personal life. Each case will require you to strike the right balance between logic, gut instinct, morality, and superstitious beliefs. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul, be it from this world or possibly another.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devils’ Daughter will be a digital-only release. Pre-orders will go live on March 24th on Nintendo eShop with a 15% off discount. Owners of Frogware’s The Sinking City or Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments on Switch will get an additional 10% off.