Call of Cthulhu gets mind-bending launch trailer

Call of Cthulhu is a game inspired by the classic pen and paper adventure. According to developer Cyanide Studio, players uncover chilling mysteries, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded "Old Gods" within Lovecraft's iconic universe. The gameplay is reminiscent of titles like Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter because it focuses on investigations.

Today, the team released a launch trailer which shows off some bizarres moments in the game. Call of Cthulhu has a very dark atmosphere and the fact that you're always in danger adds to the tension. The trailer captures some of that. Are you interested in the game? Let us know.

Call of Cthulhu follows private investigator Edward Pierce as he is sent to evaluate the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their mansion. Everyone has been slaughtered. The mansion is located on the dangerous Darkwater Island, just off the coast of Boston. Between unhelpful locals and questionable police reports, it becomes clear that there's more to the case than what's being let on by everyone. According to the developer, the trail leads Pierce to a terrifying world of conspiracies and supernatural threats.

Call of Cthulhu is currently available for physical and digital preorder on Xbox One for $59.99. The title is expected to launch on October 30, 2018. The game features Xbox One X enhancements, but it's unclear what benefit they offer at the moment.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.