The game takes place in the 1920’s and the city of Oakmont is, well…sinking, but that’s not the worst of it. The citizens are being tormented by supernatural forces and creatures coming from the water. You take on the role of a detective who is going through personal issues (like most detectives in these kinds of stories) and venturing into the city is not helping.
“The Sinking City” is an open world game where you have to travel to different locations by boat. There are side missions along with the main quest, all of which can be completed in a multitude of ways. Seeing disturbing things will make the player loose sanity for a bit.
The best part is fans of the works of Lovecraft can see many Easter eggs in relations to Lovecraft’s works. In the gameplay trailer below, there’s a part where the character walks past a neon sign that says “West M.D.” a nod to “Herbert West – Reanimator” a short story about Dr. West who performs experiments on dead bodies and brings them back to life. Another notable nod to Lovecraft’s works are some of the people in the city are starting to turn into fish-looking creatures, a popular reference from “The Shadow over Innsmouth”
The game is due to be released March 21st, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.