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  • Development Hell: The game's development began in 1999, but was delayed all the way to 2005.
  • Playing Against Type: Remember the time when most of the cast from the Sonic Adventure games took a break from their bright, colorful platformer series to be in a dark, grimy, and scary Lovecraftian horror game?
  • Stillborn Franchise: At least three other Call of Cthulhu games were planned by Headfirst, one of which was based on At the Mountains of Madness. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt before they could finish any of them.
  • What Could Have Been:
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    • A port for the PlayStation 2 was cancelled.
    • A number of weapons were cut during development; the Luger P08, Mauser C96, Winchester M1897 shotgun, and a single-barreled shotgun were considered, and the flamethrower briefly used in one level was meant to be wielded and carried like the other weapons. All of these were scrapped because the developers felt there were too many weapons in the game as it is. The Springfield rifle was also going to have variants with different attachments, such as bayonets and sniper scopes. A Colt Python was also present in early development, though since the Python wasn't introduced until the 1950s, it's doubtful that it was ever meant to be used in the final game; just a placeholder for testing purposes until research began on firearms that were more appropriate for the time period.
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