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New CALL OF CTHULHU Game Trailer Embraces Lovecraftian Madness

For the better part of a century, the elder god known as Cthulhu has been an icon of horror fiction, but now his might is being unleashed in a new Lovecraftian video game.

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game is based on the long running RPG of the same name by Chaosium, which was itself inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu was easily one of Lovecraft’s most famous creations, but the author’s true genius was the sense of dread that he instilled in his stories. Lovecraft’s influence is apparent in this new Call of Cthulhu trailer, which offers an unsettling glimpse of a man’s descent into madness.

Within the game, players will assume the role of Edward Pierce, a private detective whose investigation into a string of bizarre whale mutilations and missing bodies leads him into the orbit of “the great dreamer,” one of Cthulhu’s many titles. Consequently, Pierce’s sanity will slowly erode by the horrors he endures. The game will depict that dark journey by forcing players to wonder whether they can trust the perceptions of their own character as the line between reality and insanity blurs into nothingness.

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game will be released later this year on Playstation 4. However, the final release date has not yet been announced.

What did you think about the new trailer for Call of Cthulhu? Awaken the Great Dreamer with your thoughts in the comment section below!

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