Frogwares, the developers of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, announced last year that they were working on a game based on HP Lovecraft’s classic story Call of Cthulhu. It sounded awesome at the time, but after its announcement, very little new information was heard about the game, leading to speculation that it may have been cancelled.
Well, as it turns out, it hasn’t been cancelled after all, it’s just switched developers, as announced by publisher Focus Home Interactive. It’s now in the hands of Cyanide, who have a mostly smooth track record with games like Of Orcs and Men and Bloodbowl, but they were also responsible for some stinkers, such as 2012’s Game of Thrones RPG, but that was made on a tight schedule and limited budget so we’ll let it slip.
Along with the upcoming At the Mountains of Madness game, Lovecraft sure have a lot to look forward to in the near future.
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 4.
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 video game 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.