PRESS RELEASE: Walk the path of madness in Call of Cthulhu latest gameplay trailer

Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame adaptation of Chaosium’s tabletop RPG, will release October 30th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Today, we invite players to tread further down the path of madness in this new Gameplay Trailer, as the Darkwater investigation begins to spiral out of control in the midst of unsettling conspiracies, bizarre cults, and even the Old Ones themselves.

In Private Investigator Edward Pierce’s quest to unveil the truth, players will need to rely on a variety of upgradeable skills to escape the clutches of madness and death. The Spot Hidden and Investigation skill paths let players uncover more clues and draw more meaningful conclusions, unlocking more answers to question in dialogues. Convincing the distrustful locals of Darkwater to reveal what they know will require proficiency in Eloquence and Psychology. Pierce’s Strength skill may also come in handy for when brute force is necessary, or to intimidate impressionable people into offering whatever they’re hiding. Expertise in Medicine and Occultism, improved only through discovering unique books and artifacts throughout the investigation, may grant additional insight – but knowledge can be a curse in Call of Cthulhu. The more aware Pierce is made of the horrors that dwell beyond the fabrics of reality, the more he will fall to insanity, impeding his ability to draw logical conclusions.

Pierce is but a mortal man, with few allies in a remote, unfriendly environment. Whether outnumbered by mortal adversaries or facing foes whose mere existence is beyond human comprehension, offering physical resistance is usually not an option. Making the most of Pierce’s extensive set of skills, along with subterfuge and stealth, is paramount… though escaping the gaze of the Great Dreamer may ultimately prove futile.

Call of Cthulhu releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 30th. Digital and retail pre-orders are available on PC and consoles.

About Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s emblematic pen & paper RPG developed by Cyanide Studios, is a RPG-Investigation title packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.

The game will take players to Darkwater Island, a grim, disturbing place and let them control Edward Pierce, a former war veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce has been tasked with investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins, an acclaimed artist who had recently moved with her husband and their family to Darkwater Island.

Call of Cthulhu will offer a dark and oppressive ambiance that shall pay tribute to Lovecraft’s work and universe. This seemingly banal investigation might indeed lead you to more sinister forces and darker secrets buried deep within Darkwater Island.

Key Features:

  • Investigative RPG set in the Lovecraft Universe, developed with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Play as Edward Pierce and shed light on the Sarah Hawkins murder, while facing the horrors of a grim island filled with monstrosities lurking in the dark.
  • Doubt your own senses and experience true madness, thanks to the game’s unique sanity and psychosis crisis mechanics. Enhance your character’s abilities and use new skills to discover the truth.
  • Recruit and lead a small team of investigators, sending them across the island to solve various cases.
  • Experience rich, open exploration, full of deep dialogue with meaningful choices that impact the narrative and relationships with your companions.

 

About Cyanide Studio

Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio based in Paris and created in 2000. The studio is best known for its sports game such as Pro Cycling Manager series and its console version, Tour de France. Cyanide also boasts games drawn from a wide variety of universes including Blood Bowl ® (Sport/Fantasy, 2009) and Blood Bowl 2 (2015), the video game adaptations of Games Workshop’s famous board game, Game of Thrones (RPG, 2012), Styx: Master of Shadows (stealth/2014) and its sequel Styx: Shards of Darkness (2017). The studio is currently working on the Videogame adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s famously twisted universe; Call of Cthulhu.

More information on the website: www.cyanide-studio.com

About Chaosium

Chaosium, (kay-OSS-ee-yum) is known for publishing high quality books and games, and for having a well-developed sense of fun. In 1975 the company was founded as The Chaosium by Greg Stafford, visionary game designer and creator of the world of Glorantha and the Pendragon roleplaying game, among others. Call of Cthulhu is a registered trademark of Chaosium, Inc. All rights reserved.

More information on the website: www.chaosium.com

About Focus Home Interactive

Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Call of Cthulhu, Farming Simulator, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Necromunda: Underhive Wars, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Spintires: MudRunner, Fear the Wolves, GreedFall and many more.

More information on the website: www.focus-home.com

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Long time game enthusiast and writer. I have beta tested a lot of Mmorpg's since I was thirteen including Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Game Art and Technology.

1 Comment

  1. Delighting in anticipation of this one. Psychological trauma always makes for good gameplay.

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