Call of Cthulhu (Frogwares) News

Doom-haunted Call of Cthulhu game finally gets a release date

If you're partial to mountains of madness or things on doorsteps, this is your year. Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu adaptation will release on 30th October for PC, Xbox One and PS4, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced.

Charmingly subtitled "The Official Video Game", the adaptation has had a rough time in development - it began life back in 2014 at Adventures of Sherlock Holmes studio Frogwares, known and feared for its teleporting Watson, only to fetch up in Cyanide's hands after a reported two years of inactivity. Of course, it won't be a proper HP Lovecraft adaptation unless everybody involved with the project vanishes in eerie circumstances save for a single QA tester who spends the rest of their days babbling about angles you can smell and colours you can taste.

I had a chance to see this at a Focus Home showcase a few months ago. The game stars private detective Edward Pierce, who travels to remote Darkwater Island near Boston, Massachussets to investigate the deaths of an entire family - and, presumably, stick it to any aeons-old tentacle beasts that happen to be in the neighbourhood.

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Call of Cthulhu looks suitably creepy in its E3 trailer

Blood Bowl and Styx: Master of Shadows developer Cyanide showed off a glimpse of its upcoming Call of Cthulhu RPG for E3.

While the latest trailer contains little, if any, actual gameplay, it appears to be in-engine at least and gives us a good sense of the game's ominous art direction.

The game puts players in the role of private investigator Edward Pierce as he investigates the death of a family on the not too subtly named Darkwater Island. Along the way he'll question his sanity as he encounters cultists, conspiracies, elder gods, and the like.

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Call of Cthulhu game announced by Sherlock developer Frogwares

Call of Cthulhu game announced by Sherlock developer Frogwares

For PC and "next-gen consoles." Concept art revealed.

Sherlock Holmes and Magrunner developer Frogwares is working on a Call of Cthulhu game, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced.

The reveal was made over Twitter, where the niche publisher released the following five pieces of early production art for the project.

Little is known about the game at this time, but Focus Home noted that it's coming to PC and "next-gen consoles," by which I'm assuming it means PS4 and Xbox One. One wonders what kind of game this will be. Will the perspective be in first-person or third? Will it be an action game, a puzzle game like Sherlock, or maybe a hybrid horror adventure like Bethesda's 2005 Xbox and PC offering Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth? I've sent the publisher a request for more info, and will update if I find out more.

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