Gamescom 2018 - Call of Cthulhu Gameplay Trailer Unleashes Dark Forces

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Aug 25, 2018 1:15 PM
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Focus Home Interactive has dropped a new trailer for Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian horror adventure game based upon the pen and RPG of the same name. In the footage, we discover a little more about how the investigation elements come into play, as well as how Edward Pierce can use his knowledge and skills of manipulation to worm his way out of life-threatening situations.

“This gameplay trailer takes place during the early stages of Pierce’s investigation, though the influence of the Great Old Ones is already creeping into effect,” says Focus. “To uncover the truth, players must unearth clues, interrogate locals, solve crime scenes and overcome dangers both physical and mental.”

I swear it’s just one guy who does the voiceovers for nearly every gameplay trailer. Focus Home Interactive has nothing to do with Creative Assembly, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t the same bloke who chats about Total War: Warhammer. I could be completely wrong, but I’m suspicious of you, imperious-sounding English guy.

Visually, Call of Cthulhu is looking a little rough around the edges, these Focus games don’t tend to have advanced greatly from the previous gen, but there’s a certain charm to be found in its foreboding atmosphere. It’s also going to be interesting to see how the environments adapt based on the player’s sanity. In the video we see that the more evidence the player uncovers, the more knowledge they have of the dark forces at play, subsequently driving them crazy with visions of Lovecraftian horrors.

Call of Cthulhu launches on October 30th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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05:44 Aug-26-2018

The atmosphere reminds me of Vampyr,which is nice.

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