Call of Cthulhu takes the player on a terrifying journey filled with insanity and subterfuge, based on the newest gameplay trailer released by publisher Focus Home Interactive, and developers Cyanide Studio.
In this new trailer, we see just what kind of terrors the player will face, and the skills they’ll need to employ if they hope to survive.
This isn’t Skyrim, you won’t be able to battle your way past the insane cultists, beasts and otherworlds horrors that lurk in the shadows in Call of Cthulhu. Stealth and conversational skills are an important part of your arsenal in avoiding conflict. But sometimes you’ll need to use investigative prowess to solve puzzling mysteries, or use medical knowledge to unlock hidden secrets buried in the human mind. Trick is, that you’ll probably end up having to claw your way out of your own mind, because as Edward Price is plagued by nightmarish visions, the player will be dragged into the depths along with him.
And this degradation of sanity will affect gameplay, as it will become harder to remain logical as you slide deeper into the depths of depravity. The world around you can shift and change, and this effect will only be more pronounced as the game progresses. It all seems pretty cool if you’re into stealth-driven horror games.
Here’s an official overview of the gameplay and story from developers Cyanide Studio:
In Private Investigator Edward Pierce’s quest to unveil the truth, players will need to rely on a variety of upgradeable skills to escape the clutches of madness and death. The Spot Hidden and Investigation skill paths let players uncover more clues and draw more meaningful conclusions, unlocking more answers to question in dialogues. Convincing the distrustful locals of Darkwater to reveal what they know will require proficiency in Eloquence and Psychology. Pierce’s Strength skill may also come in handy for when brute force is necessary, or to intimidate impressionable people into offering whatever they’re hiding. Expertise in Medicine and Occultism, improved only through discovering unique books and artifacts throughout the investigation, may grant additional insight – but knowledge can be a curse in Call of Cthulhu. The more aware Pierce is made of the horrors that dwell beyond the fabrics of reality, the more he will fall to insanity, impeding his ability to draw logical conclusions.
Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame adaptation of Chaosium’s tabletop RPG, will release October 30th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out the latest gameplay trailer down below, if you dare.