Call of Cthulhu Video Game Trailer Revealed at E3

by Nick Banks

A trailer for a video game based on the popular horror role playing game from the early 1980’s ,Call of Cthulhu, has just been revealed at the annual E3 convention and trade show in Los Angeles.

Call of Cthulhu will be released later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and according to the official press release, the game will “Plunge into the troubled mind of private investigator Edward Pierce, as his perception of reality becomes more and more skewed the closer he gets to the Great Dreamer’s sphere of influence.  Sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death of a family, your original assignment spirals out of control against a backdrop of suspicious locals, mutilated whales, and disappearing bodies. Pierce’s mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures…and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.”

Based on that H.P. Lovecraft-inspired press release, gamers will now have the opportunity to enter a Lovecraftian world of cosmic monsters and madness.  The original Call of Cthulhu role playing game was released in 1981 by Chaosium (serving as many young fans first introduction to the world of H.P. Lovecraft) and capitalized on “Dungeons and Dragons fever”, but it appealed to horror-minded fans more than the elf and dwarf set and even included “sanity points” along with the traditional health metrics for player characters.  The “paper and dice” original is currently on its seventh edition (released in 2016).

This is the second video game based on the original RPG, following 2005’s Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.  The game was a critical and financial success and two sequels were announced, but they never materialized when the company that produced Dark Corners (Headfirst Productions) filed for bankruptcy.

Enjoy the trailer below and stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about Call of Cthulhu and other Lovecraft inspired projects.

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