Call of Cthulhu, the upcoming eldritch-themed horror game by Cyanide, has been given a rough release window of autumn 2018.
The new date has been unearthed on the game’s Steam page, though it remains without required system specifications. Until now, the title has merely been billed for a vague 2018 launch.
Inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen-and-paper RPG, the project is a first-person adventure title through a Lovecraft-inspired world. Players will assume the role of Private Investigator Pierce as they investigate the mysterious deaths of the Hawkins family. These investigations take place on the desolate Darkwater Island, which, as Pierce soon discovers, is ridden with cultists, conspiracies, and Cthulhu-related horrors. The project will focus around the theme of insanity primarily, wherein players will need to manage Pierce’s tested mentality.
Gameplay-wise, the project takes a page out of Amnesia: The Dark Descent’s rulebook, focusing on atmosphere and evasion. The project received a new trailer last month, placing attention on the game’s sullen environmental design.
Call of Cthulhu will be launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in autumn 2018.