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.”
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.