New Trailer for The Sinking City is Calling Cthulhu

Embrace the madness in the game's new cinematic trailer.

By L.B. Lubomski

The latest cinematic trailer for the Lovecraftian-inspried horror-adventure game The Sinking City, subtitled "Death May Die," was released yesterday. Developer Frogwares, primarily known for their series of adventure games based on Sherlock Holmes, have really outdone themselves this time and seem to be creating something both genuinely interesting and horrific.

The trailer shows the presumed main character, a private investigator, waking up in a desolate town straight out of the 1920s. Grabbing his fedora and trusty Tommy Gun, he begins to explore the town and all of its horrors. This includes the ocean raining from the sky, nearly drowning him and forcing him to swim for his life from an underwater monster.

After entering a bar where everything is upside down and touching a Cthulhu statue, a mysterious door opens to reveal a doppelganger of the protagonist laying on the ground where the trailer started. They are quickly grabbed by a tentacle and pulled, kicking and screaming, into the depths, thus waking up their identical twin and repeating the process once again.

By visiting the game's official website, we were able to discover many more details including both gameplay and plot information on this ambitious project.

The Sinking City is a third person adventure game, inspired by the works of American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. It is our biggest and most ambitious project up to date, in terms of gameplay, story and overall experience we are aiming for. We are building The Sinking City on three main pillars – open world, open investigation, Lovecraft – which define how it will play and feel.

The game takes place in the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts, set in the famous American Roaring Twenties. It’s a very distinct and often romanticized period of time in the U.S. history: economic growth, rise of consumerism, jazz, prohibition, gangsters and ethnic conflicts. Besides that, Oakmont is a very strange place with its fair share of dark and sinister secrets. The city has been mostly secluded from the mainland since its very foundation in the 17 century. Local inhabitants are really not fond of strangers, and are protective of their rules and traditions.

Something dreadful came with the flood. Frightening monsters are now roaming the streets of Oakmont, plunging the city into madness and dismay. Locals also say they can constantly feel the presence of something far more alarming – a great, incomprehensible force that is slowly driving everyone mad.

Answer Cthulhu's call and investigate the mystery of The Sinking City on March 21th, 2019.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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