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Developer Cyanide Studios releases a new trailer for their upcoming Call of Cthulhu RPG.

The game, set in Darkwater Island, stars private detective Edward Pierce as he investigates the mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins, an artist who recently moved to Darkwater with her family. Soon, Pierce’s mind begins to suffer as more and more frightening sights begin to prey on you. The line between sanity and madness begins to blur and soon you will be questioning everything around you…all the while, a being known as the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.

The cinematic trailer showcases this well, with Pierce investigating a dilapidated mansion on Darkwater. We see underground caverns, hidden cultists, and moments of insanity before Pierce witnesses unspeakable horrors.

Officially licensed from the pen and paper Call of Cthulhu license, the game is described as an investigative-RPG, with psychological horror elements and stealth mechanics.  Players will be able to explore an open world in Darkwater, while you enhance your skills and abilities to discover the truth of the murders and more. You can also recruit several people to your team of investigators, sending them around the island to solve various side cases around the island.

Another core mechanic is the game’s unique sanity and psychosis crisis mechanics, and a dialogue system that will also impact not only the game’s narrative but your relationships with your companions as well.

Cyanide Studios is known for making several major RPG and Stealth-based titles, including the Game of Thrones RPG, Blood Bowl, and the Styx series.

Call of Cthulhu will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC. No official release date was given by the studio. You can check out our full preview of the game here.

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Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.