H. P. Lovecraft’s famously twisted universe will be coming alive across the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017, in the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG ‘Call of Cthulhu’ Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive have today confirmed. The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. Today, a couple screenshots have been released, which showcase the dark, oppressive ambiance of the game’s semi-open environments built in Unreal Engine 4.
Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide Studio [Blood Bowl 2, STYX Master Of Shadows], Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, set in a deeply immersive world. On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu prepares its awakening…
Patrick Pligersdorffer – CEO of Cyanide Studio,
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]”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.”[/box]
Cédric Lagarrigue – President of Focus Home Interactive,
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]”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.”[/box]
Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.