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Call of Cthulhu returns with Cyanide as the new developer

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Hey there Cthulhu, down there in your sunken city...

[Update: That was quick. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide have sent over a pair of screenshots and some new information about the game.

Call of Cthulhu will be an 'Investigation-RPG' (whatever that is) with stealth mechanics, as you'd probably expect from a psychological horror game.

It's due to be released sometime in 2017 for consoles and PC, and we'll be hearing more about the game in the coming months.]

It’s been two whole years now since that new Call of Cthulhu game was announced. Long, long ago, Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares and publisher Focus Home Interactive showed off some mighty fine looking bits of art that really nailed the H.P. Lovecraft feel. And then it just vanished…

Now, two years later, the game has finally clawed its way out of the deep’s sweet embrace… but something about it has changed since it’s been gone. There’s a new developer attached: Styx, Blood Bowl and Arklash: Legacy developer Cyanide.

It’s an interesting change of events because Frogwares is also not going with Focus for its upcoming Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter like it did with Crimes and Punishments. I’d love to have been privy to some of the meetings between the two companies to find out what happened between them.

Still, I know they’re often a bit on the janky side but I’ve consistently liked Cyanide’s games. Of Orcs and Men and Styx: Master of Shadows were fantastic, Arklash was difficult but really neat, and even Game of Thrones was an enjoyable few hours. I’m pretty excited to see how they’ll handle the Cthulhu mythos.

There’s not much else we know about the game right now, but apparently we’ll be getting the full website – presumably with more info and hopefully a few screenshots – “soon.”

It’s been two whole years now since that new Call of Cthulhu game was announced. Long, long ago, Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares and publisher Focus Home Interactive showed off some mighty fine looking bits of art that really nailed the H.P. Lovecraft feel. And then it just vanished…

Now, two years later, the game has finally clawed its way out of the deep’s sweet embrace… but something about it has changed since it’s been gone. There’s a new developer attached: Styx, Blood Bowl and Arklash: Legacy developer Cyanide.

It’s an interesting change of events because Frogwares is also not going with Focus for their upcoming Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter like they did with Crimes and Punishments. I’d love to have been privy to some of the meetings between the two companies to find out what happened between them.

Still, I know they’re often a bit on the janky side but I’ve consistently liked Cyanide’s games. Of Orcs and Men and Styx: Master of Shadows were fantastic, Arklash was difficult but really neat, and even Game of Thrones was an enjoyable few hours. I’m pretty excited to see how they’ll handle the Cthulhu mythos.

There’s not much else we know about the game right now, but apparently we’ll be getting the full website – presumably with more info and hopefully a few screenshots – “soon”.

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