Today, France-based developer Cyanide Studio — who you may recognize from Blood Bowl II, Styx: Shards of Darkness, or Space Hulk: Deathwing — and publisher Focus Home Interactive released a new brand-new “E3 2017” trailer for their semi open-world survival horror RPG: Call of Cthulhu.
As you may know, Call of Cthulhu is an investigative horror game closely based on Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG. It was notable first announced as a Frogware developed title, but then was given to Cyanide in 2016 for unrevealed reasons.
In the game you play as Edward Pierce, a war veteran turned private detective in 1920’s Boston. The story picks up with you being hired to investigate the isolated island of Darkwater where the unusual and tragic death of Sarah Hawkins and her family took place. An official description continues: “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?”
According to the developer, Call of Cthulhu fully embraces the fundamentals of Lovecraft’s famous works, which are driven by the idea that mankind is irrelevant in an uncaring universe filled with inconceivable horrors. In the game you will be pitted in a desperate struggle against powers that go beyond human comprehension. In order to uncover the truth of Darkwater Island, you will need to journey a path on 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.”
Call of Cthulhu is in development for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. It still doesn’t have a release date beyond “2017.” Below, you can check out the new trailer: