Riding the Lovecraftian gaming wave of the late 2010s, Call of Cthulhu has received a fresh trailer ahead of its release this year.
The trailer, showcased at Gamescom, focuses on the game’s already advertised non-combat gameplay. Developed by Cyanide Studio, the project takes place on Darkwater Island, in which a mysterious murder of the Hawkins family has taken place. The title is based on the pen & paper RPG of the same name.
The game features first-person gameplay and third-person cutscenes, as players are expected to comb through all manner of Lovecraftian scenes for clues. Much like titles such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Eternal Darkness, Call of Cthulhu will include a sanity meter. Not only will players have to quickly evaluate crime scenes, they will also have to evade all kinds of eldritch horrors whilst maintaining their sanity.
The crime scenes themselves are a little simplistic, with protagonist Edward Pierce having the typical superhuman perception that plagues investigative games. Thankfully, Call of Cthulhu blends these investigations with a multi-faceted and developing narrative, which changes according to player knowledge.
Interestingly, the teaser shows off the inclusion of dialogue choices. Midway through the trailer, Pierce encounters the mansion’s groundskeeper. He is then met with several options to deal with the groundskeeper, ranging from agreeable to violent.
Call of Cthulhu is set to launch October 30 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. To check out more, be sure to watch Focus Home Interactive’s trailer below, and follow OnlySP on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.