Call Of Cthulhu Reveals First Hour Of Horrific Gameplay (VIDEO)
The H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror title Call of Cthulhu has been putting out regular showcases for a while now. Its appearance at E3 2018 raised hairs with its terrifying imagery and foreshadowed a deep descent into madness. Since then, the upcoming game by Cyanide Studio has landed a long-awaited October release, providing players with unwavering goosebumps in time for the spooky Halloween season.
In preparation for launch, publisher Focus Home Interactive has unveiled an extended look at Call of Cthulhu gameplay, giving viewers an impression of the game’s tense first hour. The introduction sets up the grim adventure ahead, following hard-boiled protagonist Edward Pierce as he navigates a grotesque labyrinth. This frightening setup is eventually revealed to be a dream(?), with Pierce’s role as a self-destructive private investigator representing the game’s actual starting point.
From here, it’s not long before an intriguing case is brought to Pierce, where a simple search for a daughter’s murderer takes the investigation to the creepy locale of Darkwater Island. The semi-abandoned fishing town offers many characters to interact with and areas from which to gather clues, leading up to the game’s unsettling exploration of Hawkins Mansion.
Overtop the footage we hear commentary revealing various tidbits about Call of Cthulhu, such as its focus on interaction in lieu of combat, how skill progression works, as well as the RPG’s wealth of Lovecraftian source material. We also hear many mentions of the choice-based narrative, which features branching conversation options and a multitude of endings. These outcomes range between favorable and horrible scenarios, with one likely seeing the awakening the great Cthulhu themself. Check out the full gameplay video below:
The developers state a number of times that development is still ongoing with much to finalize on the road to release. Even so, what we’ve seen is nonetheless looking pretty polished, with the grim atmosphere coming across pretty well in the initial hour of gameplay. They also hint at plenty of eerie surprises awaiting players in the final release, but those will almost definitely remain hidden until Call of Cthulhu hits PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 30th.
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