Last time I checked, there were only a couple of games that really had "Day 1 purchase" for me stamped on them. Insomniac Games Spider-man, Frogware's Sinking City, Dontnod Entertainment's Vampyr and this, Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame.
It's been quite a while since there was any actual news concerning the progress of the game, apart from some new cinematic trailers last year that only served to whet my appetite even further. They looked fantastic and seemed to capture the Gothic horror atmosphere Lovecraft's fiction is known for, reminding me of 2001's Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare, a Lovecraftian inspired horror that still holds a special place in my heart even if it's mechanics have dated poorly.
Finally there's an actual gameplay trailer for Call of Cthulhu, showing some of the environmental work and general mechanics that the game is been built around. It's pretty clear from the video that there's still a lot of work left to be done on the game but what's already there is definitely up my alley.
Despite being branded as The Official Videogame, Call of Cthulhu doesn't adapt Lovecraft's classic tale so much as takes inspiration from it. In fact I expect it will take it's cues and inspiration from many of Lovecraft's classic Mythos tales. Hopefully it all comes together in the end.
Madness, strange cults, and Great Old Ones await on Darkwater Island, but we're still going to have to wait a little longer to unravel the mystery in play. Call of Cthulhu was slated to release last year but was delayed to this year. As the stars aren't right just yet, no official date has been set.
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