E3 2016: Call of Cthulhu, the official video game, gets a trailer

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We've had lots of Cthulhu games over the last decade or so but none based on the pen and paper RPG by Chaosium.  That's where the team at Cyanide Studio comes in as they are working on Call of Cthulhu - The official video game. You'll remember Cyanide from their adaption of the Blood Bowl board games as well as many other titles so they seem like a good fit for bringing the board game to life.

In the game you will play a PI named Edward Pierce who is investigating the mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family.  The search will take him to the eerie Darkwater Island and there he will find out that something sinister has emerged from the depths.  From there you'll have to fight dark forces to save Mr. Pierce and all of humanity from madness.

While this does seem like something we've seen before (Eternal Darkness and Darkest Dungeon spring to mind) the game does look like it's nailing the atmosphere pretty well.  The game wont be released until 2017 so we have a while before facing the Lovecraftian horrors that Cyanaide has in store for us.  Until then check out this trailer for the game.

The E3 trailer for Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium's pen & paper RPG, rises from the depths. Developed for consoles and PC by Cyanide Studio in Paris, Call of Cthulhu will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. Cyanide Studio brings to life a disturbing world that players will have to explore and investigate while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening. Today's E3 Trailer offers but a glimpse at all that awaits you.

In Call of Cthulhu, players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. The game's E3 Trailer showcases this disturbing Island and the eerie Hawkins Family Mansion and gives a glimpse at how the intensity of the investigation will slowly start chipping away at your Sanity.

Insanity and the Cthulhu Mythos have long been entwined - as your investigation brings you closer to Cthulhu's sphere of influence, madness will progressively engulf your senses, leaving you to increasingly question what is real and what is illusory. They say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth and you will have to balance your sanity against your determination to discover it!

The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu.