Call of Cthulhu is an upcoming role playing game by Cyanide, a game developing company from France. The game will be published by Focus Home Interactive, and is based on the original Call of Cthulhu short story by HG Lovecraft and is an adaption of the 1981 RPG also called The Call of Cthulhu. It has been reported that some writers from the 1981 game will be involved in the production of this game as well.
There isn’t a lot of information about this game out there. The developers have been mum and the only piece of information that is available to prospective players is that the game entered development in 2014 and will be set in a part open world environment. The game will lay emphasis on the stealth, investigative and the psychological horror aspects which have now very much come to be expected of any work of Lovecraft.
The game will follow the player as they assume the role of Edward Pierce, a private investigator who tries to investigate the death of an entire family in Boston, Massachusetts and his discovery of how the deaths of the family members relate to the revival of the cosmic entity Cthulhu.
That being said the developers have released a few trailers that do shed some light on the game’s narrative and environment.
The trailer showcases the island of Darkwater and a spooky looking mansion which immediately sets a dark and grim tone for the game. Several visuals of the house and it’s numerous artefacts follows next and it is clear that the house has been in a state of neglect for a long time.
There are a few glances of bloodies rags kept in a corner, and the narrative is usually achieved by making the trailer a first person experience in which the investigator goes through narrow halls, paintings of Cthulhu, destroyed book racks and eventually comes across a cult that is dismembering and harvesting human bodies for a ritual in order to revive Cthulhu.
The narrative then shifts to the investigator waking up in a hospital and the doctors there assuring him that what he experienced was a nightmare and anaesthetise him.
The trailer does what it’s supposed to do, that is to peak the interest of the audiences by giving them a taste of what the final product will be like. The trailer for Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game can be seen above.
Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game is slated for a 2018 release and will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.