Remember on chilly winter nights when your parents would tuck you in safe and sound and read you a chapter from The Lurking Fear? Just us? More likely, you spent your teenage years and beyond immersed in H.P. Lovecraft’s twisted and terrifying world of the Great Old Ones and the Cthulhu Mythos. Well blow me down with an angered Yog-Sothoth because Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game lurks in the dark shadows of the near future. We’ve been driven to the precipice of madness for what looks like a beautifully dark interpretation.

Call of Cthulhu is an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth.

A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows – as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth.

Delve head-first into the madness as Focus Home Interactive’s Call of Cthulhu releases later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

We’ll be waiting in our padded cells for this one!