The French game developer, Cyanide Studio, is working on an upcoming horror, investigation game called "Call of Cthulhu."

The developer has released only bits and pieces of information about the game, by sharing a screenshot of the game via its official Twitter page. "Call of Cthulhu" is expected to come to consoles and PC by 2017.

The tweets reveal that the game consists of a "twisted" universe writer H.P. Lovecraft. One of the tweets dares players to enter the Darkwater Island with the images looking dark and scary.

The game lets players take on the role of Edward Pierce, a detective who has been solving crimes in the Boston of the 1920s. One such case that Pierce encounters is the mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins on the Darkwater Island. However, he does not realise that the place is teeming with beings from another world that were supposed to stay buried.

Players are expected to see terrifying, grotesque creatures that test the sensitivity of the players to withstand the supernatural and not to fear getting veered towards insanity.

"This is an investigation game, set in the Lovecraft universe. That means you will encounter horrific creatures, and you'll have to work out how to defeat them. But it's not a horror game — it's an investigation game, in this particular universe," said Jean-Marc Gueney, the lead game designer, to VICE.

Cyanide Studio has the licence of the official "Call of Cthulhu," which is reported to be closer to the 1980s role-player from Chaosium, according to the report.