The official video game adaptation of the Call of Cthulhu pen and paper RPG is due in 2017, and developer Cyanide Studios released a few screenshots today, showing what the game, set in 1920s Boston, has in store.
The game will put you in the shoes of Edward Prince, a private detective and war veteran. You’ve been hired to investigate the unusual death of of a woman named Sarah Hawkins, and her family on a place called Darkwater Island. This of course leads into a story of the paranormal and a journey to the boundaries of sanity that we’d expect from Lovecraft lore.
According to a press release, Call of Cthulhu will blend psychological and stealth mechanics, and will be a “RPG/investigation game.” As your investigation continues, it says, ” 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.”
Check out the new images below:
Developer: Cyanide Studios
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Platforms: Consoles (unspecified) & PC
Release date: 2017