Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Bethesda/Take Two
Developer: Headfirst Productions

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'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' (Xbox) Scares Way to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

Call of Cthulhu is a psychological survival/horror game based on H.P. Lovecraft's disturbing universe. Featuring a blend of action, mystery and adventure, Call of Cthulhu puts the player in the shoes of Private Eye Jack Walters, an investigator looking into the dark mysteries of the town of Innsmouth. With a first-person gameplay perspective, the game pulls the player into Lovecraft's nightmarish world of demons, demi-gods and ghouls.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that allows for dynamic gameplay with a unique mix of investigation, puzzle solving, exploration and combat as gamers are faced with the seemingly impossible task of battling evil incarnate. Experience an incredibly immersive gaming environment with no interface or 'HUD' on screen at any time during normal gameplay, realistic combat and an advanced AI system.

Set during the 1920s, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is based on the Cthulhu Mythos inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, an American fantasy and horror writer. Lovecraft, whose work has profoundly influenced numerous fantasy and science fiction writers including Stephen King and Anne Rice, tells stories of unthinkable evil, psychic possession and mythical worlds. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is developed by Headfirst Productions and produced in conjunction with Chaosium Inc., the publishers of the classic Call of Cthulhu pen and paper RPG.

Headfirst Productions' powerful technology enables Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth to be presented as an incredibly detailed and accurate depiction of the sights and sounds of this unique 1920's New England setting inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. A diverse range of cutting-edge special effects is utilized to ensure both unprecedented levels of realism and a thorough portrayal of the character's mental degradation.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is rated M for Mature, and will be available this week in North American retail stores at a suggested retail price of $39.99.


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