Focus home entertainment and Cyanide Studios revealed a trailer for Call Of Cthulhu: The Video Game, and might I say: this looks promising.
Lovecraftian horror has made a name for itself in video games. Many games have been inspired by Lovecraft, but fewer games have been made about his dark universe. His characters have featured heavily in pop culture, Dungeons& Dragons, and a few movies, as well.
Call Of Cthulhu: The Video Game is based on the Pen and Paper game, of the same name. And is the second based on the popular tabletop, the first being, Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of The Earth, developed by HeadFirst Productions, and published by Bethesda in 2005. Dark Corners of the Earth was more of a first person exploration/shooter. And didn’t feature too hard on investigation, as it did in combat, which I feel was a downfall for the title.
Now it’s Call Of Cthulhu: The Video Games’ turn. The trailer shows the game heading down the right path.
The game takes place on fictional Darkwater Island, where players will take control of Edward Pierce; a private investigator from Boston, who will be investigating the death of artist: Sarah Hawkins. Who had recently moved her family to the Island of Darkwater. The game promised to deliver and unsettling and oppressive experience for players. Another key feature will be that players will not be able to trust their own sense when investigating.
If the trailer is any indication of how the game will look and feel: I’m bought in.
Cyanide Studios is sure to have a hit on their hands. I can only hope that the RPG elements will serve a purpose and not added for the sake of the game being based on a pen and paper RPG, and I hope that the combat is seamless and fun for the player.