In a surprisingly low-key tweet, Focus Interactive has revealed concept art for Frogwares’ upcoming The Call of Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian horror title for PC and next-gen consoles.
This is not Frogwares’ first attempt at wrapping its tentacles around Lovecraft’s brand of cosmic horror: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened pitted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s opiate-addicted super sleuth against a Cthulhu cult, and their first-person puzzler Magrunner blended futuristic sci-fi with the Elder Gods.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a full-fledged game release in the Call of Cthulhu universe, with the last being Bethesda’s criminally underrated Call of Cthulhu: Dark Carners of the Earth, as well as a handful of mobile games. The production art seems to hit all of the right Lovecraftian notes: crumbling New England mansions, occult violence, and overpopulated cemeteries that hold hideous promise.
The official release date hasn’t been set, but it will presumably be revealed after Frogwares and Focus release their next Sherlock Holmes game, Crimes & Punishments.