Hot on the heels of one Lovecraft-infused game arriving on Nintendo Switch comes another. Call of Cthulhu creeps onto the console next month.
Hearing the call
It’s been a pretty good year overall for Cthulhu fans. The iconic horror property has gotten not one but two quality games based on its lore. And both of them are making their way to the Switch.
While The Sinking City is a little more of an open world-y, action experience, Call of Cthulhu is a horror RPG. Now Focus Home and Cyanide’s terrifying look into a cosmic nightmare is on the way to the Nintendo Switch, and in short order.
The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.
The game will take players to Darkwater Island, a grim, disturbing place and let them control Edward Pierce, a former war veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. He will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins, an acclaimed artist who has recently moved with her husband and their family to Darkwater Island.
Call of Cthulhu will offer a dark and oppressive ambiance that shall pay tribute to Lovecraft’s work and universe. This banal investigation might indeed lead you to more sinister forces and darker secrets buried deep within Darkwater Island.
The terror goes portable when Call of Cthulhu lands on Switch this October the 8th.