It’s really tough to nail a Lovecraft story in film and especially in a video game. Many have tried to varying results, but nobody has quite succeeded to full H.P. fan expectations. All that said, this iteration of Call of Cthulhu looks really promising.
The press release out of E3 says:
Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, today defines madness in its heart-pumping E3 Trailer! Uncover the chilling mysteries of this Narrative RPG game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.
1924. Private Investigator Edward Pierce is sent to investigate the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their imposing mansion on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston. Between unfriendly locals and dubious police reports, it becomes clear there’s more to the case than meets the eye. Soon enough, Pierce is plunged into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors… In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark.
Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
I mean, come on guys. Looks like these dudes are paying careful attention to the important parts of Lovecraft’s books and all the best parts of the RPG. I’m pretty danged excited.
Call of Cthulhu releases 2018 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
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