Call of Cthulhu, Cyanide’s adaptation of the popular pen-and-paper RPG of the same name, has launched its website, complete with some extra details and concept art.
In what has been a year of Lovecraft renaissance, Call of Cthulhu certainly stands out, as it has done since its trailer reveal in 2016. The title appears to be shaping up as a faithful reinterpretation of the source material, with a large focus on Lovecraft’s depiction of madness and eldritch influence.
The website is full of information ranging from story to presentation, with Cyanide stating that:
“Adaptions and references [to Lovecraft] have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown.”
Story-wise, players assume the role of investigator Edward Pierce in 1924, who is tasked with investigating the tragic death of the Hawkins family on Darkwater Island, off the shore of Boston.
Cyanide also confirmed that its game will not feature combat, instead opting for a focus on investigative mechanics and dialogue. Despite Pierce’s experience as a soldier in World War One, he has little to no interest in fending off Lovecraftian horrors physically.
Call of Cthulhu will be releasing on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with no set release date. Having revealed the project at 2016’s year’s E3, along with the convenient timing of launching the website a month before 2018’s E3, signs are pointing to a bigger reveal at this year’s conference.