New Call of Cthulhu Gameplay Trailer Takes Us on the Path to Madness

Focus Home Interactive has released a brand new gameplay trailer for its upcoming Lovecraftian (literally) thriller, Call of Cthulhu. This trailer is guided by a narrator who explains what’s going on in the game, chiefly explaining that if main character Edward Pierce is pushed too far, he will lose his grip on his own perception of reality.

Pierce can only do so much against the supernatural forces of the Old Ones, but he can develop various skills that the player will need to rely on to make it through the game in one piece, with sanity intact. These skills range from expanding dialogue options to investigative improvements, but acquiring too much knowledge can be just as dangerous as the bad guys themselves.

Here are the key features, per a press release from Focus Home Interactive:

  • Narrative RPG set in the Lovecraft Universe, developed with Unreal Engine 4.

  • Play as Edward Pierce and shed light on Sarah Hawkins death, while facing the horrors of a grim island filled with monstrosities lurking in the dark.

  • Doubt your own senses and experience true madness, thanks to the game’s unique sanity system. Enhance your character’s abilities and use new skills to discover the truth.

  • Experience rich, open exploration, full of deep dialogue with meaningful choices that impact the narrative and relationships with your companions.

Call of Cthulhu launches on October 30, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC.