It’s been a few weeks since Focus Home Interactive announced that they would be publishing Cyanide Studios’ dark, Lovecraftian title, Call of Cthulhu.
That announcement was accompanied by a couple of images and some scant information. With the rapidly approaching E3, Focus have released an atmospheric trailer for this new moody title.
Being the official adaptation of Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG, Call of Cthulhu rises from the depths to offer a psychological horror with investigation and stealth mechanics.
Control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. The game’s E3 trailer, below, showcases this disturbing Island and the eerie Hawkins family mansion. It will give a glimpse at how the intensity of the investigation will slowly start chipping away at your sanity.
The Cthulhu mythos has long been associated with insanity and your investigation will bring you closer to Cthulhu’s sphere of influence. The closer you get, the more that madness will progressively engulf your senses, leaving you to increasingly question what is real and what is illusion. Madness is the only way to bring you the truth and you’ll have to balance your sanity against your determination to discover that truth.
One thing is for sure, with the H.P.Lovecraft universe being one of the largest ever envisioned, there are countless possibilities for Call of Cthulhu. Will you be answering the call?
Call of Cthulhu will be releasing on Xbox One in 2017.