Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive offer some details, images, and a 2017
release window for Call of Cthulhu
, basically the first news about this
Lovecraft-inspired game since it was
announced a couple of years
. They also say that Cyanide Studio is now the developer on the project,
which was originally to be created by Frogwares.
show off the horrors of bad housekeeping, and the accompanying text
helps us better understand their plans for the game:
H. P. Lovecraft's
famously twisted universe will be coming alive on consoles and PC in 2017, in
the official video game adaptation of Chaosium's pen & paper RPG Call of
Cthulhu. The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared
universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even
movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu.
Today, discover the game's first screenshots, which showcase the dark,
oppressive ambiance of the game's semi-open environments built in Unreal Engine
Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation
game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, set in a deeply immersive
world. On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist
and her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more
disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening...
"We are happy that Focus entrusted us with the development of a videogame
adaptation of the legendary RPG Call of Cthulhu. As long-time fans of the
license, working with longtime partner publisher Focus Home Interactive on such
an original and exciting project is, once again, a privilege. We hope to offer
fans the game they've long been waiting for."
Patrick Pligersdorffer - CEO of Cyanide Studio
"We are deeply honored to be partnering with Cyanide again. They've grown
alongside us for the past 10 years, to become today one of the best independent
developers in Europe. With titles such as Styx: Master of Shadows and the Blood
Bowl series, they've proved their creativity and ability to offer strong gaming
experiences in original worlds. Cyanide has been wanting to make a Call of
Cthulhu adaptation for years. They now hold all the cards to create a game that
will please fans of the Cthulhu mythos, as well as players eager for rich and
original gaming experiences."
Cédric Lagarrigue - President of Focus Home Interactive
Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017 on consoles and PC