Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive this week officially revealed the first details and images for the upcoming video game adaptation of Call of Cthulhu, based on the hit pen and paper RPG by Chaosium. Based on the Cthulhu Mythos created by the legendary H.P. Lovecraft, Call of Cthulhu will feature dark, oppressive ambiance and semi-open environments.
The game’s developer Cyanide also revealed that Call of Cthulhu was built using Unreal Engine 4. The gameplay will focus on psychological horror and stealth mechanics in what is described as a “deeply immersive world.” The player is on a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. However, the player soon discovers a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares to awaken. You can check out the first images for the game in the gallery below.
Speaking on the announcement Cyanide Studio CEO Patrick Pligersdorffer stated: “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.”
Focus President Cedric Lagarrigue stated: “We are deeply honored to be partnering with Cyanide again. They’ve grown alongside us for the past 10 years, to become today one of the best independent developers in Europe. With titles such as Styx: Master of Shadows and the Blood Bowl series, they’ve proved their creativity and ability to offer strong gaming experiences in original worlds. Cyanide has been wanting to make a Call of Cthulhu adaptation for years. They now hold all the cards to create a game that will please fans of the Cthulhu mythos, as well as players eager for rich and original gaming experiences.”
Call of Cthulhu is being developed for a console and Windows PC release. It’s due out later in 2017.