Arkham Horror Video Game Spinoff Debuts Next Month

Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace is a Video Game Based on the Popular Board Game, Coming to PC and Consoles Next Month

Published: February 23, 2021 2:53 PM /


Arkham Horror Mother's Embrace announced cover

An Arkham Horror video game has been revealed and it's all set to make its debut next month! Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace will challenges players with Lovecraftian horror in a new original story.

The Arkham Horror board game has a team of investigators exploring a world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Ancient beings and terrifying monsters are trying to emerge in our world and you'll only be able to stop them through clever and careful investigation! The board game (and its related card game) are popular enough in their own right — and that's probably why it's getting a video game, too.

Check out the Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace trailer to get ready for this upcoming horror game!

Cultists and Curiosities Abound in the Arkham Horror Video Game

Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace has you controlling a team of investigators chosen from 12 unique characters. Players can enjoy turn-based combat as they combat cultists, cosmic horrors, and countless other dangers in 1926.

You'll have to find clues, interrogate persons of interest, and explore nine thrilling chapters according to a press release from the publisher. An astronomy professor has been found murdered — it's up to you to find out why she died and what that means for mankind as a whole. (I wouldn't be surprised if there were some sort of cosmic horror involved.)

Unfortunately, there is one downside to this game — it looks like Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace is going to be a single-player game. If you were hoping to have a go with your friends, it looks like the board game will remain your best option for now.

Arkham Horror Mother's Embrace announced slice

When is the Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace Release Date?

The Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace release date is March 23, 2021 — that's just one month away! The game will be launching at a surprisingly reasonable price, too — it's going to cost you a cool twenty bucks.

You can pre-purchase the Arkham Horror video game for PC via Steam for just $15.99 or your regional equivalent thanks to a generous 20% pre-purchase promotion; you can also pre-purchase it for Xbox at the same discount or for the Nintendo Switch at its full price of $19.99. If you'd prefer to play on the tabletop instead, you can buy Arkham Horror Third Edition for around $54 or Arkham Horror - The Card Game for around $34.

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