Very excited about this one. Call of Cthulhu; beloved and horrific creation from master of horror H.P Lovecraft has been entertaining folks since its free license opened up many opportunities to experience the mythos. Tabletop games of the role-playing ilk is where it truly flourished, and yet although you may not have heard of it you have definitely experienced it. Lovecraft’s unique brand of existential alien horror has influenced popular culture such as film (Alien, Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield, Event Horizon, Pontypool) and television (X-Files, Wayward Pines), as well as other video-games (Silent Hill, Eternal Darkness, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Alan Wake). The tropes and experiences these examples have in common with the original conception is the non-religious horror; the type of horrible experience that makes no sense, and is damaging to your mind and soul.
Luckily, we need not worry about those last shreds of sanity, as the (finally) officially licensed game is coming out this year!
Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC is an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics in a deeply immersive, yet INTENSELY oppressive atmospheric world. The trailer (below) introduces protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island in Boston MASSACHUSETTS.
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is on a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on that island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, reality quickly becomes skewed. as your investigation leads you closer to horrifying truth, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows –
Check the trailer below, Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame releases in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.