We've been closely monitoring the progress on Cyanide Games' Call of Cthulhu ever since it crept onto our radar last June, and today we're thrilled to offer a most exciting update: the game will finally arrive on October 30th of this year, on PC, XBOX One and PS4.
The news arrives via the Call of Cthulhu Twitter feed, which also dropped a quartet of new images on us. We'll take a look at those in a second, but first: let's look at that official game synopsis one more time, just for anyone who hasn't been following along:
"Plunge into the troubled mind of private investigator Edward Pierce, as his perception of reality becomes more and more skewed the closer he gets to the Great Dreamer’s sphere of influence. Sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death of a family, your original assignment spirals out of control against a backdrop of suspicious locals, mutilated whales, and disappearing bodies. Pierce’s mind will suffer - balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening."
Aaand here's what it looks like:
This looks pretty rad! If you need a refresher, here's the game's 2017 E3 trailer:
Lovecraft's been given the gaming treatment before, with admittedly mixed results (Bethesda's Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth remains this writer's gold standard in this, uh, extremely niche genre), but Call of Cthulhu looks like it could be something special. And, hey, if it sucks, we've still got that open world HP Lovecraft game, The Sunken City, to look forward to! Two chances for a great HP Lovecraft game are better than no chances for an HP Lovecraft game, that's what I always say.
We're extremely hyped about this one and can't wait to learn more. Stay tuned for further updates as we draw ever closer to Call of Cthulhu's October 30th release date.