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New Call of Cthulhu game gets first images

H.P. Lovecraft's horror-filled world invades PC and consoles next year.

Announced back in January 2014, Call of Cthulhu will be the latest game to take on H.P. Lovecraft's dark horror-fantasy universe. Based on the similarly titled Chaosium tabletop RPG, the game is due out in 2017.

The developer, Cyanide (best known for the Game of Thrones RPG and Blood Bowl) promises to "bring Lovecraft's twisted universe" to PC and consoles. Cyanide hopes to also create, "an RPG-investigation game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, set in a deeply immersive world."

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The game will see the protagonist attempting to discover the secret behind the death of an artist and her family, as "the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening." Unreal Engine 4 will be used to render the game's "dark, oppressive ambiance."

This isn't the first Lovecraft-inspired video game, but it'll be great to see an adaptation of his work rendered in the modern video game world. Especially if the game can come close to the quality seen in the screenshots.

Published Feb. 26th 2016
  • lazycat1984
    I'm always astonished that explicitly Lovecraftian titles are so rare and have been over time. I'm not sure HPL has the same commercial draw as franchises like, say, Tolkien or something like Star Wars, but the immense impact of this writer on contemporary entertainment is very much in league with those two. So I'm really looking forward to this title.
  • Ty Arthur
    Featured Contributor
    Yeah, we also saw screenshots when Frogwares was working on it back in 2014, so I'll believe this is coming out when it's actually out. It was a shame to see it get stuck in development hell and then switch over to a developer not particularly known for heavily investigation-based games, which is what Call Of Cthulhu is all about.
  • Anthony Rossi
    Contributor
    ouch. This is the first that I am hearing about the game. If you're unfamiliar with the format, maybe Call of Cthulhu shouldn't be your first gig!

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