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.
Call of Cthulhu will begin the spread of madness on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 30!Uncover the chilling mysteries of our Narrative RPG, going deep into a world of inevitable insanity and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.https://t.co/Shs9dX2b9Z pic.twitter.com/PQKC7h5Ggo— Call Of Cthulhu (@CoC_thegame) July 18, 2018
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.