Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of the Lovecraft-inspired tabletop series, has been in development for awhile. Lucky for us, the game has just gone Gold! I’ve been looking forward to this for awhile and can’t imagine any better way to celebrate Halloween than avoiding certain madness and dodging cosmic tentacles. Lovecraft’s beloved cosmic horrors will be brought to life October 30th in Call of Cthulhu for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the Preview to Madness Trailer below.
Call of Cthulhu, by developer Cyanide Studio, puts players in the role of detective Edward Pierce as he investigates the Hawkins family deaths. The case leads Pierce to Darkwater Island, near Boston, where he comes face-to-face with dark occultists, cosmic horrors, and, very likely, lots of tentacles. The game is based on the beloved pen-and-paper games of the same name, and the peeks we’ve been given of the game during its development have proved that the atmosphere and style inherent to Lovecraft’s works is present throughout.
Pierce looks to be a really solid character, and an interesting choice for the game in question. Being afraid of the dark is an interesting choice for a character who will spend a lot of time creeping around dank caves, hiding from robed zealots, and likely opening extremely creaky gates. It’ll will be a fun change from the spelunking likes of other heroes such as Lara Croft, who seems to embrace the danger. However, Lara, no matter how many occultists she shoots in the face, doesn’t have to worry about going mad. There is no Great Dreamer in Tomb Raider.
If you’re like me, then you have a rough time getting a group together to play tabletop games. There’s a deep mine of titles out there to play, and as someone who’s enjoyed all of Lovecraft’s work, none of them draws me in as much as Call of Cthulhu does. Unfortunately for me, my tabletop future looks grim, but that’s where Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu comes in. I’ve been hearing the voices of the Old Ones for some time now, and I can hardly believe it’s time to jump into this game.