Call of Cthulhu's Launch Trailer Finds the Beauty in Terror

Will you answer his call?

By L.B. Lubomski

Based on Chaosium's popular pen-and-paper role-playing game of the same name, Cyanide's video game adaption of Call of Cthulhu launched last week on October 30th. Along with the release came a stunningly-haunting launch trailer. Disembodied voices can be heard in the background over top of some seriously creepy tunes as we watch a female character named Sarah Hawkins pursued through an ever-changing world full of cultists and monsters before meeting her end.

At the end we are introduced to our protagonist, alcoholic detective Edward Pierce, who is tasked with solving the murder of the young woman that we just witnessed. Now Pierce will have to struggle to keep his sanity and find out the truth.

Plunge into Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu video game inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.

The Cthulhu Mythos has been fascinating audiences for generations, growing to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned and giving birth to countless stories, novels, movies, tabletop and videogames since the original publication of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. Adaptions and references have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown. Now, Call of Cthulhu will bring the mythos to life like never before, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Call of Cthulhu is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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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