Call of Cthulhu goes deeper into the nightmare with new gameplay trailer

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A new gameplay trailer has been revealed for Call of Cthulhu (opens in new tab), the upcoming walking sim horror RPG that's due out next month.

We've already had a glimpse at the beginnings of the Darkwater investigation with its first gameplay trailer (opens in new tab), followed up a couple of weeks ago when publisher Focus Home Interactive hosted a stream with developer Cyanide Studio (opens in new tab).

The new trailer takes us deeper into the Darkwater investigation, as protagonist Edward Pierce is confronted with dimly-lit, subterranean caves, inhabited by masked cultists and monstrous entities. Thankfully, it seems you won't need to face any of these enemies in combat, relying instead on other skills "such as speech, medicine and knowledge of the occult."

Sneaking around may also be an option, though the stealthy approach will be made more difficult by Pierce's "crippling fear of the dark" and confined spaces—presumably lowering his sanity meter if you linger too long.

You can check out the details in full via the narrated trailer above. 

Call of Cthulhu is set for release on October 30.

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.