Eastern European developer Frogwares has announced that it's working on a new Sherlock Holmes game specifically designed for the current generation of consoles. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will be available in late 2011 for PS3, 360 and PC -- though it's clear that Frogwares, who has been making Holmes-related games for the last ten years, has focused its attention on making the game console-friendly.
In the London of 1898, Sherlock Holmes finds himself the prime suspect in a case involving theft, fraud and double-crossings. It's up to the player to prove Holmes' innocence and restore London's faith in the legendary detective -- not to mention regaining the trust of his long-time companion Doctor Watson.
The game promises an "open investigation" where players can choose which leads to follow and which to ignore, and the ability to make use of Holmes' full repertoire of investigative techniques. Players will handle and inspect clues, reenact crimes, question witnesses and use the game's deduction system to figure things out for themselves.
If anything, it's sounding awfully like "London Noire: 1898" and could well end up being one to keep an eye on. Find out more about the new game and Frogwares' previous Holmes titles on the official website.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Sherlock Holmes for PS3, 360 and PC