Watch: Uncover cosmic mysteries in Call of Cthulhu

Lovecraft may not be the be-all end-all of cosmic horror, but the enduring appeal of his creations is undeniable. An officially licensed adaptation of Chaosium’s classic Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG, this latest Call of Cthulhu game is a first-person horror due out later this year. Can it succeed in breathing fresh life into the Cthulhu mythos?

Before your heart sinks at the words “sanity mechanic,” the game also features branching story paths, multiple endings, and skill trees. There’s plenty of room in here for diverse play experiences and — one assumes — scenarios where heroes meet a grisly, premature end.

The product of French studio Cyanide, the folks behind Cycling Manager and Space Hulk: Deathwing, Call of Cthulhu looks like a suitably moody experience, and should succeed at giving at least a few players the chills when it arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later in 2018.