It is often said that ‘knowledge is power,’ but I don’t think they ever realized the horrible cost. The price to peer beyond the veil of this reality is often the steep cost of one’s sanity! The above is the Call of Cthulhu trailer which follows an investigator as he attempts to solve a murder. Unfortunately for him, it looks like the murder(s) are tied up with cultists and eldritch beings of unspeakable power! There’s no way that can go wrong, right?
Highlighting a grimly brooding and haunting atmosphere, the Call of Cthulhu trailer attempts to capture the essence of the popular role-playing game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. That means there should be plenty of unspeakable horrors and people going insane at varying speeds. You really can’t look at something that has existed before time without going at least slightly crazy. Just look at the person resembling Sam Neil from the end of Event Horizon in this Call of Cthulhu trailer. Exactly!
As per the video’s description, “The trailer we hope you’ll enjoy is depicting protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston.
You’ll notice a lot of hallmark Lovecraftian themes in this trailer, which was created to really get across the mood we’re aiming for in the game, which you’ll see soon. The idea that you’re never quite sure if what you’re seeing is real, or a symptom of madness – or both!
A Private Detective, Edward 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.”