The almighty. The mysterious. Our Lord Cthulhu.
Call of Cthulhu is a video game adaptation of the work of H.P. Lovecraft which was first published back in 1928. Lovecraft’s story tells the tale of Cthulhu, a mythical creature descibed as “A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.”
The game is being developed by Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive. Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation game, with psychological horror and stealth elements. Players are on a mission to find the truth to the death of an acclaimed artist and her family. But as the player discovers the truth it becomes clear a greater danger is looming, as Cthulhu begins to awaken.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide Studio, has come forward to say:
“We are happy that Focus entrusted us with the development of a videogame adaptation of the legendary RPG Call of Cthulhu. As long-time fans of the license, working with longtime partner publisher Focus Home Interactive on such an original and exciting project is, once again, a privilege. We hope to offer fans the game they’ve long been waiting for.”
The game is set to release in 2017 for consoles and PC, although details don’t explain which consoles they are (as a guess I’d say Xbox One and PS4 given that the game uses Unreal 4, and the current trend of games not releasing on last gen). The game currently has two screenshots showing the game’s dark environment, which are available in a gallery below.