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New Call of Cthulhu Screenshots Showcase Grim Atmosphere

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Cyanide Studio recently released some eerie new screenshots of its upcoming adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu.

The screenshots capture a chilling Lovecraftian atmosphere, delving into the grim corners of Darkwater Island, the game’s primary locale.

The first image shows the protagonist holding a lantern to illuminate what appears to be a dilapidated mansion. A number of officers investigate a foggy dock overlooking the sea in the second. The third reveals a group of cultists in black robes assembling around a statue, including a close-up of one figure that looks remarkably like depictions of the eponymous monster-god. A car is parked at the edge of a rocky outcrop in the fourth, while the fifth has the protagonist appearing bloody and frightened in a surgery of some kind.

Together, this collection of screenshots puts on display Call of Cthulhu’s otherworldly take on 1920s Boston.

In this iteration of the beloved classic players will assume the role of Edward Pierce, a war veteran turned private eye, assigned the task of investigating an unusual set of deaths revolving around Sarah Hawkins and her family.

Originally announced in 2014, with Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter developer, Frogwares, at the helm, the game did not resurface until last year, with development having passed to Cyanide.

On having the opportunity to work with the IP, Cyanide CEO, Patrick Pligersdorffer said, “We are happy that Focus entrusted us with the development of a video game adaptation of the legendary RPG Call of Cthulhu. . . We hope to offer fans the game they’ve been waiting for.”

More details on the story and the first trailer for the game were released shortly before E3 last year.

Call of Cthulhu is slated for release in 2017 on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, though a date has not yet been set.

Follow OnlySP for more details about Call of Cthulhu as they emerge.

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