Focus Home Interactive has released the E3 trailer for upcoming psychological horror game Call of Cthulhu
, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium's pen and paper RPG of the same name. Call of Cthulhu
is being developed by CYANIDE, and gameplay is described as "RPG-Investigation" with stealth mechanics. Call of Cthulhu
is set in 1920s Boston, casting players as private detective Edward Pierce while he investigates the mysterious deaths of the Hawkins family on Darkwater Island. The investigation brings Pierce into Cthulhu's sphere of influence, which as H.P. Lovecraft fans are well aware is a rollercoaster ride into madness with a possibility of being devoured by a tentacled monstrosity.
Though the specific platforms have not yet been confirmed, Call of Cthulhu
is due to be released on consoles and PC in 2017.