Calling Cthulhu Into Focus

Posted on 13 May 2016 by
L Coulsen

We have a tiny peak into the word of Call of Cthulhu for you today. It’s not the first time a Focus published game has dabbled in the Cthulhu mythos. Magrunner was, quite literally, about Cthulhu in space, and our boy Holmes has tangled with him at least once. With a fair possibility of him at least making a cameo in the upcoming The Devil’s Daughter. Meanwhile, some time before both of these, back in the heydays of 1920s Boston, Private Investigator and veteran Edward Pierce ventured to the more than a little spooky Darkwater Island. Seen in the two deliciously teasing screenshots we have here.

It’s difficult to glean all that much from still images, but it would appear this latest game is running on the Unreal engine, most likely Unreal 4. Most of the games Focus publish these days do. Including the above mentioned Sherlock Holmes. And even in the static form we have here, it looks rather tasty. Drawing on not only the original source material, but also the tabletop ropleplaying game by Chaosium which has a firm emphasis on running the fuck away. Because there are greater dangers than losing your life. The Elder Gods, you see, are beyond the ken of a mere mortal.

Oh dear.

Call of Cthulhu is currently scheduled for release on all major platforms some time in 2017.

Official Press Release

Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG of the same name, unveils 2 new images today from Darkwater Island. It is a disturbing place that players will have to explore during their investigation while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening.

In Call of Cthulhu, players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. Today’s images give you a first glimpse of the locations players will have to visit: from the sinister docks, to the manor of the deceased family, Call of Cthulhu offers a dark and oppressive ambiance that shall pay tribute to Lovecraft’s work and universe. Indeed, this banal investigation might lead you to more sinister forces and darker secrets buried deep within Darkwater Island.

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. This official adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG in video game form will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics.

Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017 on consoles and PC


Comments (4)

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David Pink
Posted 18 May 2016, 14:33
I did play the GameCube version, back in 2001-2003 I was a Mac users (I know..) so I didn't have the capabilities to play the PC version, at the time I had a GameCube and was mostly a console player, sadly, it's not on Steam either :(

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L Coulsen
Posted 18 May 2016, 13:35
Did you play the Gamecube one? Eternal Darkness

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David Pink
Posted 18 May 2016, 03:51
If it wasn't clear enough, I'm veryyyyy excited for this :)

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David Pink
Posted 18 May 2016, 03:41
I'm a huge fan of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, pretty much every medium that has featured these extra dimensional monstrosities are in my favorites list, from movies (Hellboy, The Mist) to comics (Hellboy (again), Neonomicon) to games (Eldridge, Eternal Darkness) and even music (Iced Earth, Nymphetamine) I just can't get enough :D