Next-gen Call of Cthulhu in development

Focus Home Interactive and developer of Sherlock Holmes adventure games working on a next-gen Call of Cthulhu game.

Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Frogwares Studio have announced that they will bring a new Call of Cthulhu game to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Call of Cthulhu will be based on the old pen-and-paper role-playing game by the same name, which is in turn based on horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu short story.

"We are aiming to continue this tradition and to present our very own contribution to Lovecraftian heritage with a video game," Frogwares said on its website, where it also posted five pieces of concept art for the game.

Frogwares Studio is best known for their series of adventure games featuring Sherlock Holmes, like The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, and the upcoming Crimes & Punishments. Last year they also launched a first-person puzzle game, Magrunner: Dark Pulse, which was also set in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (we thought it was pretty good).

The last memorable Call of Cthulhu game was Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which was released on Xbox and PC in 2005 and 2006 respectively. It was well received by critics (including GameSpot), but was ultimately a commercial failure.

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CthulhuEyes
CthulhuEyes

Ahhhhhhh! Finally some great news in cthulhu-based games.

Jim Ronemus
Jim Ronemus

Looking forward to this, hoping it's good. I didn't play Magrunner yet (by the same developers) but I hear it's good, on my Steam wish list.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I feel a bit split about this. I dread the return of Cthulhu, but I look forward to playing a good game about it.

tmrtyn
tmrtyn

Okay, now this is good news. These guys have a decent track record so i'm pretty psyched :D

Zamfir Victor Ionut
Zamfir Victor Ionut

ya ... first i have read call of duty but i have read again and ... bla bla .... :))) ... you understand :P

Alex Angelkovski
Alex Angelkovski

So, you're going to walk into GameStop, grab a PS4 box, then buy products while sitting/standing on top of it?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

They do at least seem to have a handle on the subject matter. Dark Corners was pretty interesting and I've kind of got a soft spot for their quirky Sherlocks too, so I'm quietly hopeful for this one.

MatthiasSteel
MatthiasSteel

call of cthulhu dark corners of the earth is one of the best FPS games ever made. and i think its the only shooter where you didn't get a gun until about 2 hours into the game.

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

^ Call of Cthulhu was a puzzle shooter. Amnesia is a survival horror.

David Sil
David Sil

They where "next gen" before they where released, the moment they where released, they became current gen, calling them next gen would mean they still aren't available.

Cyrus Silverblade
Cyrus Silverblade

They're still referred to as next gen consoles because of the graphics being on a "whole new level"

Carlos Calderon Rios
Carlos Calderon Rios

There was also Call of Cthulhu: The Dark Corners of the Earth for the original Xbox. My personal favorite, but buggy as hell.

Carlos Calderon Rios
Carlos Calderon Rios

Jorge Zombi, see Eldritch, an Indie title for the PC, I think. There's also a mobile game for the iOS called Call of Ctulhu: The Wasted Land.

David Sil
David Sil

So this game is going to come out on the 9th gen systems? You know, since that would be next gen as the PS4, Wii U and Xbox One are CURRENT GEN

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

The last Bethesda game was outstanding.

maltnut
maltnut

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu ftagn!

speedycerv1
speedycerv1

Couldn't be worse than the Bethesda one, god that game was so terrible.

iknowthepiecesf
iknowthepiecesf

Those artworks looks badass!

I gotta go listen to The thing that should not be.

Selim Aslan
Selim Aslan

That is not dead which can eternal lie yet with strange aeons even death may die.

Pedro Carvalho
Pedro Carvalho

nope...they could make CoD por playstation 99 in year 3004 and Call of Cthulhu would still be better

Jorge Zombi
Jorge Zombi

everything? PLEASE name a game based on the mythos, im a sucker for this things

Bradley Cook
Bradley Cook

I hope the studio has some experienece with the Lovercraft mythos, because Cthulhu is being put in everything these days and it isn't always used well.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

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Eulices Nicot
Eulices Nicot

wow, everyone missed the point completely...

Norman Blaine
Norman Blaine

Antonius Vivekananda call of duty meet aztec gods