You may remember back in September when Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive had a public disagreement which led to some of the Sherlock Holmes games being delisted from digital storefronts. Frogwares had accused Focus of not acting professionally but Focus stated that as any agreement between the two companies had expired it was not obligated to continue to host titles on storefronts under its name.
Frogwares stated that it would work independently to get its products back on storefronts though such a process would take time for each title. Today, the first hurdle has been cleared as Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment has been relisted on the PlayStation Store in the United States. Frogwares states that a small internal team worked to rebuild the title for resubmission.
In a statement the developer said:
As a flagship title for Frogwares, its return helps ensure the studio will remain afloat as it continues its push into self-publishing all of its future releases. The team hopes a similar result can be expected soon on other platforms were the game was also removed.
In our review for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment Dan wrote:
It’s difficult to find a detective game where you can actually solve a mystery how you want to. In Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments the deduction board gives you this ability, which ultimately leads to a number of different conclusions to each case. You can also enjoy a great sense of satisfaction as you make a plot revelation. Visually, Sherlock Holmes is brilliant, from the detailed crime scenes to the realistic facial animations. The clunky gameplay, frustrating mini-games and inconsistent voice performances do detract from the overall experience though.
You can read the full review here.
Source: Press Release