Despite first being announced via Twitter as early as January of 2014, Cyanide Studio has not released a whole lot of information about their Call of Cthulhu video game in the years since.
Planned from the start to be made for both PC and consoles, the production of the game included a collaboration with writers from their 1981 role-playing game of the same name. It was said to be inspired by both H.P. Lovecraft‘s classic tales of Eldritch horror, as well as the investigative mystery element of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes stories.
Over the years of slow – and sometimes near non-existent – updates, fans can be forgiven for wondering how, or even if, the game is progressing.
But at this year’s E3, Cyanide finally released a trailer that not only promised that the game was still in the works, but also plunged viewers into a dark, twisted world that is gloriously evocative of Lovecraft’s initial vision.
Drawing on a wealth of inspiration throughout the history of literature and gaming, Cynide’s project appears to blend Lovecraftian horror with a solid mystery gameplay.
The official synopsis reads:
“Faced with terrors beyond human comprehension, you must delve deep into the secrets that lay beneath the surface of the Darkwater Island community. Speak with the island’s inhabitants, overcome deadly horrors, and discover cryptic clues, in a desperate attempt to expose the terrible truth at the heart of the Hawkins case.
“Multiple paths lay ahead for you to choose from – your development of Pierce’s skills and the relationships you have with other characters will directly impact how you proceed in your investigation. This is no easy task however, as certain events may cause Pierce to develop mental traumas that impact his ability to cope, while the descent into the occult will cause his sanity to rapidly dwindle.”
Check out the official E3 trailer below!