Call of Cthulhu Gets a Fitting October Release Date

Call of Cthulhu Gets a Fitting October Release Date

Now you can be all "Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!" this Halloween.

Yesterday, Focus Home Interactive announced a release date for Call of Cthulhu, which means the game's long development period is finally drawing to a close. Gather up the family and get ready for colorful Halloween shenanigans on October 30.

All right, so the Call of Cthulhu video game (which is based on the 1981 board game that isn't a video game) isn't exactly family fare. You're probably looking forward to it if planet-devouring Elder Gods are your jam, though. You play through the adventure as a gruff-looking investigator named Edward Pierce who's looking into a string of mysterious deaths near Boston, Massachusetts. Unsurprisingly, the deaths aren't part of an open-and-shut case. The spoor of the Great Old Ones hangs thick around Edward while he does his job.

That "job" involves investigating the scene of the crimes, garnering information about the area from locals, examining documents for clues, and making the occasional mad chase after suspects who seemingly melt into the shadows. In fact, the landscape around Edward seems to shift, warp, and change at random: He might fall in the midst of his work, only to wake up in a hospital and be told everything he's "seen" is just a nightmare. Better hang on to your sanity with a bulldog-grip if you want to get to the bottom of what's going on (emphasis on "want." Sometimes you're better off not knowing what lies beyond the paper-thin veil that separates this reality from the freezing chaos beyond).

Call of Cthulhu is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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