Creepy New Call of Cthulhu Trailer Shows Off the Xbox One/PS4/PC Horror RPG

New game based on the H.P. Lovecraft arrives in 2017.

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Focus Home Interactive has released a new trailer for Call of Cthulhu ahead of E3, offering a tease of the new horror game based on H.P. Lovecraft's short story of the same name.

More specifically, Call of Cthulhu is the video game adaptation of Chaosium's pen-and-paper RPG. It's being developed by French studio Cyanide Studio, which previously worked on Blood Bowl, Styx: Master of Shadows, and the Game of Thrones RPG.

A press release describes Call of Cthulhu as "an RPG-investigation" game. It puts you in the shoes of a private investigator, Edward Pierce, in 1920s-era Boston as he investigates the death of a woman and her family.

As you make your way through the game and get "closer to Cthulhu's sphere of influence, madness will progressively engulf your senses, leaving you to increasingly question what is real and what is illusory."

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Call of Cthulhu is slated for a 2017 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It was first announced back in 2014.

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This guy found darkness, he never expected that.

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This game reminds me of alone in the dark.

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Hope it's just exploratory. First-person is bad enough (yeah yeah immersion I've heard it all before), but shoehorned first-person combat would ruin this potentially sweet adaptation.

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Yes.

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What a mouthful

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I wish they just make a new action-adventure game out of call of cthuhlu or any other h.p. Lovecraft for and and not keep making point and click games.

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I hope he doesn't put tons of skillpoints in latin, only to find that the critical tome is written in arabic.

THAT would be keeping with the RPG-sourcematerial!

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Nice, sounds promising...keeping an eye in this

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I want this one to become a reality. I'll keep an eye on it.

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This feels like one of those games that will never see release. It's not exactly an amazing track record for the developer either.

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Looks good!

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Dark corners of the earth was amazing. Yet, it was published by Bethesda, and this looks cheesy and not so promising. ..

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Call of Cthulu was a fun game. Just sucked that you don't win the game, just a matter of when your character goes insane or dies. XD

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i played it when it was made for the x box 360 and it turned out to be a very creepy game..

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Cool. Tentatively looking forward to this; love me some Lovecraft, but this dev's pedigree is a little suspect, imho. We'll see how it turns out.

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I hope this is getting a physical release and won't be digital only.

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I might give it a try.

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Pretty excited for this one.

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Perfect timing! I've actually been reading a lot of Lovecraft lately.

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If it'll be half as awesome as Dark Corners of the Earth, I will still be happy.

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@TheFroggynator: Despite it's numerous bugs, I always enjoyed that game.

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@maltnut: I did too but it was still really frustrating, especially since it started off so good only to have the problems start compounding as the game went along.

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I wonder how much of Lovecraft's utterly abhorrent racism will be included?

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@tom_cat_01: I know, it's like he didn't even try to understand things from the perspective of the great old ones, such a shame.

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Is there a proper gamecube emulator? I have the games i just cant get the system at this point

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I still have the game on the xbox. A wonderful hidden gem it is

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From the makers of masterpieces such as Styx Master of shadows and Pro Cycling Manager.

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@Prats1993: they didnt want to keep you waiting , thats why there is even a Styx 2 in development

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As a fan of the source material, horror in general, and RPGs, I hope this is a fun adaptation.

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Cool. As a fan of the horror genre I hope this game succeeds. However, I have just one question. How do you pronounce this game?

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@themacaster96: K'-thool-hoo.

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@Pyrosa: Hasn't it really been pronounced many different ways? I recall that Metallica named their instrumental Call of Ktulu just to force people to pronounce the name properly.

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@Pyrosa: Ok. Thank you for the short English lesson.

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@themacaster96: According to the lore, his name and language is supposed to be incredibly ancient -- H.P. Lovecraft was truly a pioneer in this area. IIRC, he predates even Tolkien in coming up with "lore within lore" (but I'm too lazy to cross-reference Call of Cthulhu w/Hobbit & LOTR right now).

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@Pyrosa: Ok. Thank you for the short history lesson as well.

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I love horror games and this looks awesome!

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Please be good, Please be good!

I know its a long shot, I just want a decent call of cthulhu game.

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I've been waiting for another game since Eternal Darkness that gets the combination of madness horror and fighting back. Maybe this will finally be that game, but I'll reserve too much hope until I play it.

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@Jason9x9: Oh wow -- great memories! Thanks for mentioning that classic... ED' controls took a lot of getting used to, but the game had such a unique style & blend of genres...

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Meh. These B-list PC RPGs tend to be poorly ported. Hopefully it won't, but history is against this game.

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@Barighm: They did a decent job with Styx, this shouldn't be too bad.

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