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Shadow of the Eternals is 'spiritual successor' to Eternal Darkness

by Andrew Yoon, May 03, 2013 11:15am PDT

Is Eternal Darkness coming back? New studio Precursor Games is promising a "spiritual successor" to the cult Nintendo horror game with "Shadow of the Eternals." According to IGN, Silicon Knights head Denis Dyack is apparently involved--but who else? A new teaser trailer says the game is "from the creators of Eternal Darkness."

Crowd-funding for the game will begin in a few days, but scitek from NeoGAF uncovered additional details from a cached version of a work-in-progress site for the game. Then called "Shadow of the Ancients," Precursor Games is focusing on PC and Wii U, and plans on making the series episodic, with twelve separate episodes. Apparently, the developer will need approximately $1.1 million for the first episode, with additional funds going to the development of later episodes.

Here's the pitch, if you must know:

When Detective Paul Becker is called to one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history, only two survivors remain from a brutal conflict between two rival cults. As Becker begins his interrogations of the suspects, their combined recollections will uncover the truth about the 'Ancients.'

Silicon Knights was working on a sequel to Eternal Darkness whilst developing X-Men Destiny. Apparently, the split focus on the two titles led to the rushed development of the Activision brawler. The fate of the company was unclear after losing a costly legal battle with Epic Games. Last we heard, the team faced significant layoffs. Precursor Games' involvement with Silicon Knights is currently unclear--and should give cause for concern for fans eager to support this new project.





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