Call of Cthulhu’s Launch Trailer Blends the Line Between Reality and Nightmare

Nathan Birch
Games With Gold

With every second game doing a Halloween-themed event, there’s no shortage of spooky content for players to enjoy this year, but what if you’re looking for something a little more psychological? A bit more twisted than the usual pumpkins, skeletons, and zombies? Well then, you may want to keep an eye on Call of Cthulhu. The horror-adventure game comes out next week and has dropped a launch trailer, which mainly focuses on painter Sarah Hawkins, whose mysterious death sets the events of the game in motion. Of course, there’s plenty of dark imagery and creepy cultish guys in robes as well. Check it all out, below.

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Haven’t been keeping up with Call of Cthulhu? Here’s the rundown from publisher Focus Home Interactive:

An official adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG, Call of Cthulhu combines investigation gameplay with the unparalleled narratives of Lovecraft’s renowned Cthulhu mythos. What mysteries will you, as private investigator Edward Pierce, uncover on the too-quiet island of Darkwater off the coast of Boston?

Tortured by the past, haunted by PTSD and strange visions, Pierce is a dogged investigator with a desire to find the truth. Contracted by the father of the late Sarah Hawkins to look into the mysterious fire that engulfed her mansion and killed her family, Pierce is immediately surrounded by distrustful locals and dead ends on Darkwater. Pressing on, his world begins to unravel as reality breaks down, and dreams become reality. All the while, the Great Dreamer prepares its awakening.

Wccftech’s Rosy Kelly got to check out Call of Cthulhu at Gamescom 2018, and came away intrigued…

“Twists that left more questions then answers, as well as a chance to peek into the slightly off-kilter world just below the surface was more powerful than I expected. […] There’s still a lot we don’t know about [Call of Cthulhu]. Its branching skill based options might feel underwhelming, but a truly unnerving story and plenty of room to miss and find secrets makes it well worth keeping an eye on.”

Call of Cthulhu wraps its tentacles around the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 30.

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