Previously announced in 2014 with Frogwares as the developer, Call of Cthulhu is now being developed by Cyanide Studio (Styx: Master of Shadows) ahead of its 2017 release on consoles and PC, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced today.
An RPG-Investigation game with psychological horror and stealth mechanics, Call of Cthulhu puts you on a mission to find the truth behind the death of an artist and her family on a backwater island. Before long, you discover that the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, is preparing its awakening.
Cyanide Studio CEO Patrick Pligersdorffer said:
We are happy that Focus entrusted us with the development of a videogame adaptation of the legendary RPG Call of Cthulhu. As long-time fans of the license, working with longtime partner publisher Focus Home Interactive on such an original and exciting project is, once again, a privilege. We hope to offer fans the game they’ve long been waiting for.
Focus Home Interactive President Cédric Lagarrigue added:
We are deeply honored to be partnering with Cyanide again. They’ve grown alongside us for the past 10 years, to become today one of the best independent developers in Europe. With titles such as Styx: Master of Shadows and the Blood Bowl series, they’ve proved their creativity and ability to offer strong gaming experiences in original worlds. Cyanide has been wanting to make a Call of Cthulhu adaptation for years. They now hold all the cards to create a game that will please fans of the Cthulhu mythos, as well as players eager for rich and original gaming experiences.
Call of Cthulhu’s semi-open environments are built in Unreal Engine 4.