My Sanity Is Ready For This Official Call Of Cthulhu Game, Based On The RPG

My Sanity Is Ready For This Official Call Of Cthulhu Game, Based On The RPG

The world needs more HP Lovecraft-inspired games. Something we can not only sink our teeth into, but risk having teeth sunk into us. The most unthinkable, unfathomable and unspeakable option on the horizon is Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, based on the pen and paper RPG of the same name.

The developer has pumped out a trailer in time for this year’s E3 and while it doesn’t reveal much, it’s entree enough for me to keep an eye on it. It even pays homage to the original Alone in the Dark games, which is worth a few bonus points in my book.

As to what the game itself will entail:

Developed for consoles and PC by Cyanide Studio in Paris, Call of Cthulhu will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. Cyanide Studios brings to life a disturbing world that players will have to explore and investigate while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening. Today’s E3 Trailer offers but a glimpse at all that awaits you.

Set in the 1920s, the player takes on the role of one Edward Carnby Pierce, a “former veteran and private investigator”. You’re tasked with looking into the “mysterious death” of a family at their mansion on the “disturbing” island of Darkwater.

The game is due out sometime in 2017 and will be available on the major desk and living room-bound computer playing machines.

[E3 2016] Call Of Cthulhu — E3 Trailer [YouTube]


  • a “former veteran and private investigator”

    Wait… Is he not a veteran anymore? I thought that once you were a veteran you were pretty much a veteran for the rest of your life?

    • Yeah, it’s interesting wording. It’s straight from their own description. I’m guessing something was lost between the designers and the marketing people.

  • So conflicting.

    A game by Cyanide, they’ve got an interesting track record.
    That monologue, it’s not good.
    For a Lovecraft-inspired game, that sound design is bums. It’s standard horror fare.
    Not taken by the protagonist. That design says he should be a blonde, British magician.

    Yet, it’s a Call of Cthulhu property, and I desperately want to believe that something can get close to the wonder that is Dark Corners of the Earth.

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