Cthulhu-infused adventure The Sinking City tasks gamers with becoming a detective. As you’ll see in this trailer, that means not holding any hands.
Detectives go with Lovecraftian mythos in much the same way that WWI tends to. And by that I mean ‘quite well’. That’s exactly the role that you’ll be filling in The Sinking City too, that of detective Charles Reed.
Let loose in a city that’s been besieged by some serious flooding and murder most foul, it’ll be up to Reed to solve things. Or, you know, go completely mad in the process. Maybe both! This is Lovecraft after all.
Taking place in the ‘20s, The Sinking City is an action and investigation game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of horror. The player embodies Charles, a private detective, who comes to Oakmont, Massachusetts in order to investigate the cause of an unprecedented supernatural flood. Within this oppressive, murky atmosphere, the player must discover the origin of whatever has taken control of the city and the minds of its inhabitants.The Sinking City press release
Every time I see The Sinking City, it looks better. In the works for some time, the game comes from Bigben and developer Frogwares. They’re no stranger to Lovecraft, or Sherlock Holmes as you saw in the trailer above. And it seems like they’re upping their game for this one.
The Sinking City rises from the depth for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC some time soon.