Next-Gen ‘Call Of Cthulhu’ Announced By ‘Magrunner’ Dev

Cthulhu

Independent game developer Frogwares, the makers of the Cthulhu-meets-Portal puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse, announced their return to the works of H.P. Lovecraft with Call of Cthulhu, a next-gen game featuring everyone’s favorite cosmic entity. The reveal was made via Twitter, where a batch of eerie artwork was posted that sets the tone for the upcoming game. Outside of that, all we know about it is it’s coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Before you excitedly click the Read More link and I lose you to the gorgeous concept art I have beyond the break, if you’re hoping this is a continuation of the trilogy Dark Corners of the Earth started back in 2005, Call of Cthulhu looks to be entirely unrelated to that short-lived series.

Details are scarce now — I’ll update when I have more information on this.

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Source: Twitter
  • Raziel_cz

    I think I might have ejaculated while reading Frogwares and Call of Cthulhu in one sentence.

  • Blood-Sicles

    Wasn’t Call of Cthulhu a trademarked name? I’d imagine they’d use a different title (or at least a different logo) to keep confusion to a minimum. Regardless, if this is half as good as Dark Corners of the Earth, I’m beyond down for this.

    • Raziel_cz

      I don’t know why would they need to use another title. It’s a name of the original short-story by H.P. Lovecraft and besides Dark Corners of the Earth it was used for example for the roleplaying game of the same title (written with the same font, by the way).

      Anyway, Frogwares obviously bought a license and even though it’s totally possible that they eventually change the name, I hope not. Call of Cthulhu is a nice humble title.

      Also, I’d like to see a real inspiration in Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, as it is my favourite work of his and has the most adventurous atmosphere which would be great for a video game.

      • Blood-Sicles

        I’m not saying the name should be changed- I think it sounds cool too. I just figured they’d want to distance themselves from Dark Corners of the Earth so fans of that game (me included) wouldn’t assume it’s a sequel. I also assumed that logo was custom created by the people behind Dark Corners. My bad

  • divisionbell

    Man this is the best news I’ve heard in a while.

  • Pav

    Such a great news! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!!!

  • Beneviolence

    I played Dark Corners of the Earth to the hotel escape sequence and realized that, while I was loving the environment, I just wasn’t having that much fun playing the game. Then I read your review where you said the game got all bang-bang at the end and I’m kind of glad I didn’t finish it.

    This looks good though, and I hope they tilt more towards an Amnesia-style game and less towards COD antics.

  • Stonewall0513

    Didn’t they make a crossover game with Sherlock Holmes? “Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened”?