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Call of Cthulhu Concept Art Teases New Frogwares Horror Title

| 17 Jan 2014 14:18

Looks interesting so far, at least judging by the concept art.

Horror-haunted houses of Arkham, the rotten decadence of Innsmouth, the troubled dreams of Kingsport, all linked inexorably with the Mythos, and at its heart, great Cthulhu, who lies not dead, but dreaming, deep beneath the Pacific. Video games have tried to recreate that kind of malevolent nihilistic nightmare again and again, and now Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive - the folks behind Cthulhu-inspired puzzler Magrunner - are taking a shot. All we have for now is concept art; feast your eyes!

Call of Cthulhu has had an uneven gaming track record. The tabletop RPG is one of the oldest pen-and-pencil games still in publication, but video games based on the Mythos have been known to fall flat. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth had a brilliant start, including a fantastic early chase sequence in Innsmouth, but turned into a bog-standard shooter halfway through. Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a fun turn-based strategy mobile title set in World War One, but more pulp than purist horror, as the player shoots up Germans and Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath with equal ease.

We don't even know the title of this one yet, never mind a release date. Here's hoping something horrible will come of Frogwares and Focus Home's next collaboration!

Source: Focus Home Interactive Twitter

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