Fans of H.P. Lovecraft can now enter his inspired madness, then take it on the go with them, as Call of Cthulhu has just released onto Nintendo’s hybrid Switch.
An official adaptation of Chaosium’s pen and paper RPG, Call of Cthulhu is a dark and investigative experience, which pays homage to the surreal author in many ways. By taking control of Edward Pierce, players become the key to discovering what, exactly, is going on on the all too quiet, and seemingly cursed, island of Darkwater.
Call of Cthulhu casts you in that role – a struggling alcoholic, tortured by the past, haunted by PTSD and strange visions, Pierce is a dogged investigator with a desire to find the truth. Contracted by the father of the late Sarah Hawkins to look into the mysterious fire that engulfed her mansion and killed her family, Pierce is immediately surrounded by distrustful locals and dead ends on Darkwater. Pressing on, his world begins to unravel as reality breaks down, and dreams become reality… All the while, the Great Dreamer prepares its awakening.
Purchasing this Nintendo Switch version of Call of Cthulhu will set you back $39.99 (USD).