Cosmic horror comes to the Nintendo Switch on October 8.
Call of Cthulhu

The Nintendo Switch will soon get a new horror game for owners to experience. Call of Cthulhu will be out on October 8 for the Switch. When it comes out, it will join the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game that are already available.

The announcement came about last night during the new Nintendo Direct. In addition, a new release date trailer came today directly from Cyanide Studio and Focus Home Interactive.

Call of Cthulhu is the official game adaptation of Chaosium's pen & paper RPG. At its core, Call of Cthulhu is an RPG game mixed with a heavy dose of investigation and mystery. It has some psychological horror and even some stealth mechanics.

If you're interested in the Switch release, you may be interested in reading through our review of Call of Cthulhu from October 2018.

About Call of Cthulhhu
Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s emblematic pen & paper RPG developed by Cyanide Studios, is a RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.

The game will take players to Darkwater Island, a grim, disturbing place and let them control Edward Pierce, a former war veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. He will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins, an acclaimed artist who has recently moved with her husband and their family to Darkwater Island.

Call of Cthulhu will offer a dark and oppressive ambiance that shall pay tribute to Lovecraft’s work and universe. This banal investigation might indeed lead you to more sinister forces and darker secrets buried deep within Darkwater Island.

Key Features
  • Investigative RPG set in the Lovecraft Universe.
  • Play as Edward Pierce and shed light on Sarah Hawkins murder, while facing the horrors of a grim island filled with monstrosities lurking in the dark.
  • Doubt your own senses and experience true madness, thanks to the game’s unique sanity and psychosis crisis mechanics. Enhance your character’s abilities and use new skills to discover the truth.
  • Experience rich, open exploration, full of deep dialogue with meaningful choices that impact the narrative.