Cyanide Studios, the developers of the Styx series, has revealed a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming Lovecraft-inspired horror RPG Call of Cthulhu. It was revealed during Gamescom, showing off some scenes and gameplay from near the beginning of the game.
Though there have been a few trailers since its initial announcement way back in 2014, this is the first one that goes so in-depth about its game mechanics. It’s sticking to the roots of its inspiration -the tabletop RPG of the same name – by setting the scene for a dark mystery story involving murder, family secrets, and eldritch horrors. From the trailer we can see it’ll involve some role playing elements like talking to characters using different dialogue options, and some exploring. Investigation sequences will consist of ‘reconstructing’ scenes to uncover clues and truths about the mysterious death of the Hawkins family.
We saw some similar investigation sequences in this year’s Detroit: Become Human, which allowed you to reconstruct crime scenes in order to fully understand everything that’s occurred. It was an effective way of find all the clues, and unlocked more secrets and dialogue options. However, it seems like in the case of Call of Cthulhu, uncovering everything might not always be in your best interest. Some truths may harm the already damaged psyche of protagonist Edward Pierce, and his sanity promises to play a large part in the game’s events.
Call of Cthulhu has been in development for many years, so it’s great that it’ll finally be with us this year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And coming out on October 30, it certainly carries the Halloween spirit.