Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio have released a new trailer for the upcoming Call of Cthulhu video game dubbed “Depths of Madness.”
The trailer depicts protagonist Edward Pierce’s “submersion into the depths of madness” as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island in Boston. The video features a number of Lovecraftian themes—“the idea that you’re never quite sure if what you’re seeing is real, or a symptom of madness – or both.”
Here’s an overview of the game, via Focus Home:
Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu for consoles and PC is an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics, in a deeply immersive world with an oppressive atmosphere. Today ushers in a new trailer, depicting protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston.
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows – as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth.
On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening…
Call of Cthulhu is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.