As you may know, Call of Cthulhu, an investigative horror game that is the official game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG, was first announced earlier as a Frogware’s game, publisher Focus Home Interactive revealed that developer Cyanide was taking over development of the game. Moving on from the history lesson: we haven’t heard anything from the game since June, back during E3, but today that changed with the release of a batch of new eerie screenshots.
More specifically, the Lovecraftian RPG has received five new screenshots showcasing the horrifying locals and locales of Darkwater Island, the game’s setting.
First time hearing about Call of Cthulhu? No problem — here’s an overview from Focus Home itself:
You are Edward Pierce, a war veteran turned private detective, in the Boston of the 20s. You have been hired to investigate, on the isolated island of Darkwater, the unusual and tragic death of Sarah Hawkins and her family. 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?
Driven by the idea that mankind is irrelevant in an uncaring universe filled with inconceivable horrors, Lovecraft’s dark works have captured imaginations across the world for close to a century. Call of Cthulhu fully embraces these fundamentals, pitting you in a desperate struggle against powers that defy human comprehension. To uncover the disturbing truth of Darkwater Island, you will venture a deadly path to the very brink of insanity – a concept tightly tied to the Cthulhu Mythos. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, 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 – as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth.
Between the haunting environments, twisted story, and the ever-looming threat of the Great Old Ones, Call of Cthulhu promises a darkly satisfying experience for Lovecraft fans and newcomers alike.
Call of Cthulhu is slated to release sometime in 2017 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Below, you can check out the new screenshots: