Call of Cthulhu Shows Off Opening Hour In New Video

Call of Cthulhu

2018 hasn’t been a fantastic year for horror games. Independent gems have been few and far between, and AAA offerings are virtually nonexistent compared to 2017’s strong lineup that included Resident Evil 7 and The Evil Within 2. Yet horror fans have been looking forward to one game like the glimmer of light at the end of a long, dark tunnel; Call of Cthulhu. Based on the tabletop RPG and subsequent Lovecraft mythos of the same name, developer Cyanide has been working hard to create the definitive cosmic horror RPG, and now fans can get an extended look at the game’s opening ahead of its October 30 release date.

Publisher Focus Home Interactive has released an hour long demo showing off Call of Cthulhu‘s beginning moments, which primarily consist of a detective poking around a spooky seaside town. The demo continues an emphasis on conversation and choices that we’ve seen in previous trailers, and looks to set itself apart from other adventure games with a focus on deliberate pacing and atmosphere.

While the graphics in the demo don’t blow me away, the developer has clearly put a lot of care and attention into creating detailed environments filled with unique characters. I’m personally no fan of the Lovecraft mythos, but I can’t resist a good immersive sim. Hopefully Call of Cthulhu can deliver an unexpected hit in such a busy season, though releasing so close to Red Dead Redemption 2 is a big gamble. You can take a look at the full demo down below.

Call of Cthulhu releases on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 30, 2018. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is currently holding a promotion where players who pre-order can get 10% off their total purchase, so keep that in mind if it seems up your alley. You can also check out the games official website right here.

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