Call of Cthulhu Gameplay Trailer Shows Detective Work at Its Finest

Cyanide Studio released a fresh Call of Cthulhu gameplay trailer today for our viewing pleasure. And the upcoming investigative RPG horror title looks like it may have quite a bit going for it.

Today’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay trailer is narrated by a member of the Cyanide team as they take us through the early stages of the game. It likely occurs shortly after our lead character Edward Pierce is getting to the Hawkins property.

If you haven’t seen our prior coverage, the game is the official adaptation of the pen and paper RPG by Chaosium. The story is one of many revolving around the Cthulhu mythos stemming from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.

The game’s narrative revolves around Pierce. He’s a troubled private investigator with plenty of demons of his own, but in today’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay trailer it looks like he’s somehow managed to find more. Pierce is tasked with piecing together the events that led to the tragic death of Sarah Hawkins within her family’s mansion on Darkwater Island.

Call of Cthulhu Gameplay Trailer

In today’s footage, you can see firsthand how the player goes about investigating the various rooms of the Hawkins estate. Cyanide states that you’ll be able to level up your version of Pierce in a variety of ways, and then utilize those traits to help uncover the various secrets waiting to be found.

In one portion of the trailer we see Pierce assessing the various pieces of evidence within a room in a point and click adventure style of way. Pierce uses his detective skills to “replay” the events that transpired in a way that looks similar to the Sherlock Holmes films or even the Detective Mode in the Batman: Arkham games.

As seen in today’s trailer, the further Pierce goes on his journey to discover the truth, the more psychological horrors he’ll be bound to uncover. Leading to the character, and the player, to question whether it’s possible that any of this is really happening at all.

The game looks fascinating, and we don’t have much longer to wait before jumping in. Call of Cthulhu launches October 30th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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