Call of Cthulhu Resurfaces With New Details, Screens

Focus Home Interactive’s formerly missing in action RPG investigation title Call of Cthulhu has come back to life, with the release of new details and screenshots today.

Developed by Magrunner and Sherlock Holmes studio Frogwares began working on a video game inspired by Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG which was itself set in H.P. Lovecraft’s disturbing yet iconic universe back in 2014 but no new information was provided on the game until now.

Frogwares is no longer leading development of Call of Cthulhu with Focus Home Interactive announcing today that Styx: Master of Shadows and the Blood Bowl games developer Cyanide is now working on the project. Call of Cthulhu will be released on PC and consoles in 2017.

Described as having psychological horror and stealth mechanics and semi-open environments, the game is officially described as follows: “On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening…”

The game is being built using Unreal Engine 4.

“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,” Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide Studio, commented.