"If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!" ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Temple
Last year's E3 gave us a trailer that would stun audiences, with a story that will dive into the depths of HP Lovecraft's beloved story The Call of C'thuhlu. Staying true to the investigative spirit of the story, the title brings us face-to-face with the cosmic beings outside our human understanding and plunges us into the mystical horrors of the Lovecraftian universe. A new trailer released on YouTube provides a surprising treat for Lovecraft fans of this day and age, while also giving us a look at the powers that be.
Our first glimpse of the The Call of C'thuhlu in this newest trailer shows Investigator Edward Pierce slowly slipping into madness. It also introduces us to the town/island of Darkwater, the manison of the deceased Hawkins Family, an old looking hospital, and the cult that lurks over the town. Throughout the trailer we are shown the color of green, which is known to represent the The Great One. Pictures throughout the Hawkins mansion shows that they are harmful to the inspector's sanity, and the trailer ends with Pierce looking at a photo of himself.
The trailer also takes a deeper step into the lore of Lovecraft, as The Call of C'thuhlu now borrows from other works. Quotes are pulled from Nemesis, the dying words of Karl Heinrich that Graf von Altberg-Ehrenstein found in the manuscript off the coast of Yucatan in The Temple, and the terrifying speech of the mad scientist Crawford Tilinghast in From Beyond. Not only are the quotes a bonus, we get to see a creature come from within the one of the paintings in the trailer, and a quick peek at the cult, with what looks to be a Priest of the Great One.
Call of C'thuhlu's awaited released date is set for later 2018.