Do you remember that Frogware has announced it is working on a next-gen Call of Cthulhu RPG back in 2014? We sure do, as it was one of our most anticipated horror games of 2015. Well, 2015 came and went, and Call of Cthulhu remained hidden, much like the titular Great Old One.
Today, publisher Focus Home Interactive has officially unveiled that the game is still in development, but has changed hands since last time we lied eyes on it. Cyanide, the studio behind the Game of Thrones RPG, Of Orcs and Men, and Styx: Master of Shadow, has taken over the game.
Based on the pen & paper RPG, Call of Cthulhu is an “investigation game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, set in a deeply immersive world.” The game’s protagonist is out to solve the death of a artist and her family on an island. The player will soon discover that it is unwise to peek behind the curtain, especially is the curtain hides unspeakable Lovecraftian horrors.
Below you can see the first two screenshots from the game, showing dark semi-open environments built in Unreal Engine 4. That is definitely a Cthulhu game. You can tell by he color choices.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. Call of Cthulhu will rise from its ancient slumber in 2017, on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.