Focus Home Interactive’s survival horror plague-infested 1920s Boston, Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game, releases in October.
Releasing just in time for Halloween, Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game releases on October 30 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For those unfamiliar with the title, it is set “on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston” in 1924. Players take the role of private investigator Edward Pierce as he tries to unravel the mystery of “he tragic death of the Hawkins family.”
1924. Private Investigator Edward Pierce is sent to investigate the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their imposing mansion on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston. Between unfriendly locals and dubious police reports, it becomes clear there’s more to the case than meets the eye. Soon enough, Pierce is plunged into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors.
Hidden passageways, nightmarish asylums, illegal bars, and seemingly-abandoned warehouses make up Darkwater’s scattered geography. Originally supported by a now long-dead whaling industry, the island is home to only desperate old sailors and decaying families of old money with nowhere else to go. They do not like outsiders.
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.
The E3 gameplay demo showcased around 7 minutes of gameplay, with cutscenes, jumpscares, dark sewers with chest-level water to pass through and so much more. Make sure to check it out below.