Developer Frogwares Studios and publisher BigBen Interactive have released the first big teaser for their open-world investigation game; The Sinking City.

The setting is New England in the 1920s — the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts. Oakmont has had some flooding issues lately…but that’s not the least of it. All that water is supernatural in origin, a by-product of the Lovecraftian monsters invading the city. A private investigator arrives to determine what’s up. Our fearless detective must explore the city, gather clues and figure out how to end the invasion.

Bigben and Frogwares will have a demo running on the E3 showfloor, but for now, they’ve produced a tantalizing teaser trailer. See what you think, and watch for The Sinking City later this year on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.

The Sinking City is an open world, open investigation game set in a Lovecraft universe. The player steps into the shoes of a private investigator who finds himself trapped in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. The player must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city, and the minds of its inhabitants.