For all you Lovecraftian fans out there, comes a game based on Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG (which is based on the original book). On 10 June 2016, right before the E3, Focus Home Interactive had released the first trailer for Call to Cthulhu. After almost an year, on 19 Jannuary 2017, they’ve released the “Depths of Madness” trailer, which shows just a slice of the game’s story. Finally, during the latest E3 they’ve published another trailer, but this time, it displays all of its glorious creepyness. Although the exact day hasn’t been confirmed yet, the game’s release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017. It’ll be playable on:
- Playstation 4
- Xbox One
The game’s protagonist is Edward Pierce. War veteran now (and by now I mean the year 1920) working as a private detective in Boston. The story starts with someone hiring him to investigate an isolated island of Darkwater where a woman named Sarah Hawkins and her family tragically died. This will obviously turn out to be nothing but the right path toward insanity and a kind of knowledge that goes beyond the limited human comprension. An official description says:
Soon your investigation will lead you to the fringes of the paranormal, where reality and illusion begins to blend… or is this really the fruit of your imagination?
and according to the developer, Call of Cthulhu fully embraces Lovecraft’s famous books’ philosophy, which is fueled by the idea that humans are irrelevant for the uncaring universe filled with horrors they live in.
Indeed, we live in a world full of horrors… and judging from the trailer, it looks like this game has perfectly grabbed and caged a part of the substance living nightmares are made of. In my personal opinion, this is gonna be one of the best horror games that will come out this year. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the trailers:
GAMEPLAY TRAILER (THE AWESOME ONE)