Upon reading this headline, some of you may be getting very excited at the prospect of a sequel to Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Sadly I’m going to have to let you down here and tell you that this simply isn’t the case.
One day though…
What instead we are getting is a video game adaptation of the popular table-top RPG The Call of Cthulu. Based upon the iconic story of the same name, players will use a combination of investigation and stealth mechanics to discover the truth behind a string of unusual deaths and slowly but surely bring themselves closer to the Great Ones, who are planning their next awakening.
Developers Cyanide Studio have revealed very little of the game to the public, bar a handful of screenshots, which can be viewed here. The game is being developed on the Unreal Engine 4 and it really shows that the guys at Cyanide know how to bring out the best in the engine. The art-design and atmosphere in these two images alone promises that this could be one of best visualizations of H.P. Lovecraft’s work seen in any medium.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide Studio, had this to say:
‘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.’
This was then followed by another statement from Cédric Lagarrigue, the President of Focus Home Interactive, who will be publishing the game.
‘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.’
There has yet to be an announcement on an official release date for Call of Cthulu, but the developers state it’ll be hitting PC and home consoles in 2017.