Back in 2015 after I had finished the macabre masterpiece that is Bloodborne, I asked myself, “Why are there not more Lovecraftian video games?” The dark and Gothic horror aesthetic has always fascinated me and immersed me. Well back at E3 2016, we were given a small trailer for a new investigative horror title known as Call of Cthulhu.
Developed by Cyanide Studios, Call of Cthulhu will drop players in a dark and brooding world where you question everything you see. Are you viewing reality? Or have you dropped into madness? There is no official release date, but it is expected to drop in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. French publisher From Home Interactive has released their new Depths of Madness trailer as well an official summary of what to expect:
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed.
As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, 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.
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…