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

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

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."

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Eternal Darkness 2 was in development at Silicon Knights

Eternal Darkness 2 was in development at Silicon Knights

After a disastrous lawsuit against Epic Games and the critical and financial failure of X-Men: Destiny, Canadian developer Silicon Knights has fallen on hard times. The developer has been long revered thanks to games like Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness, and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes. However, since departing the good graces of Nintendo, the studio has struggled to release a game of high quality.

According to a former employee of the company, Silicon Knights fell apart due to the authoritative control of Denis Dyack, studio head. Cutting ties with Nintendo meant Dyack would have total control of the studio, without the support he would receive from the Japanese publisher. "This is the reason for the extremely high quality games that SK built a reputation on," a source said. "Nintendo was going to put their name on the game, so it had to be 'Nintendo quality.'"

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"SD and Rare, both did nothing of note after losing 2nd party status."
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