After so long, the official Call of Cthulhu game finally has a release date. It’s coming out on October 30th on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. This is the culmination of four years of troubled development, including a switch of development studio.
The Call of Cthulhu game, based on the pen-and-paper RPG, has had a hard time, almost like one of Lovecraft’s cursed characters. They first announced it way back in 2014, when Frogwares was working on it. After two or so years of silence, Cyanide took over the project, and more updates finally started coming out again, including the E3 2017 trailer. And, after so much time, Call of Cthulhu (the official game, as they call it), finally has a release date. According to the game’s Twitter, the game will come out on October 30th, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
In Call of Cthulhu, you’ll be playing as private detective Edward Pierce in 1924. You travel to a place called Darkwater Island, to investigate the mystery surrounding the death of the Hawkins family. Naturally, since this is a story based on Lovecraft’s work, things get way more complicated from there. Get ready for murder cults, monsters, and eldritch horrors from worlds beyond the comprehension of us mortals.
As a huge fan of Lovecraft’s stories, I could not be more stoked for this. It’s gonna have a hard time with all the other huge titles coming this fall and winter, so I really hope it has at least some level of success. The previous Call of Cthulhu game, from 2005, had a great beginning, but then devolved into an FPS. Plus, it had nothing to do with Cthulhu, instead basing itself on Shadow over Innsmouth. From everything we’ve seen so far, the new Call of Cthulhu is going to be much more faithful to the spirit of Lovecraftian stories. I can’t wait.