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.

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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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    May 3, 2013 11:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      May 3, 2013 12:01 PM

      Im kind of glad this is going episodic. the original Eternal Darkness was very much an episodic game, with many of its stories feeling like they came out of Tales from the Crypt. even though Dyack is a complete ass, i would still like to see this get made.

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        May 3, 2013 1:03 PM

        I don't usually have any qualms about episodic, but in this case I do. Because of both Dyack's track record and the high number of proposed episodes. Both of those facts make me think that there will either be a long wait between episodes or the episodes won't all be created and the story left hanging.

        As much as I'd love another Eternal Darkness (or in this case a spiritual successor to it) I'd personally rather have a full game separated into episodic chunks like Eternal Darkness or Alan Wake was than each episode be its own individual release.

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      May 3, 2013 12:58 PM

      I have no faith in anything that Dyack touches especially if Precursor is just a rebranded SK (to escape Legal issues and ill will from former fans).

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      May 3, 2013 1:53 PM

      I still want the rest of Too Human.

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      May 5, 2013 5:18 PM

      Oh my god, just think of all the sanity effects they could implement now given the direction the industry has gone in.

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