Friday, May 3, 2013

Spirtual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem coming to Wii U if fundraiser succeeds

Logo for video game Shadow of the Eternals

Precursor Games have confirmed that they want to bring their survival-horror title Shadow of the Eternals to the Wii U and PC. The game is being described as the "spritual successor" to the classic GameCube title Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requieum, and has a tentative release date of Q3 2014. Denis Dyack, who oversaw the creation of the GameCube exclusive, is reportedly the chief creative officer of Precursor Games. The company is trying to raise $1.5 million to make their project a reality, and due to the fact that they are located in Canada, the crowdfunding will not be held on Kickstarter as the platform requires participants to be based in the US or UK.

Shadow of the Eternals will follow an episodic structure, with a goal of 12 playable episodes based around various playable characters and consisting of roughly 2 to 4 hours of gameplay each. Here's the official description from Precursor Games themselves:

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 ‘Eternals’.

Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, Shadow of the Eternals will span over 2500 years of history throughout Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States. Players will question the perception of reality as they try to balance the mechanics of combat, magick, and sanity events to progress through the adventure.

Shadow of the Eternals will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.

IGN has obtained a teaser trailer for the project. You can watch it on their website here.


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