The critically acclaimed GameCube survival horror title Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem is getting a sequel (sort of), and it looks amazing. It’s being developed by Precursor Games, a start-up helmed by Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack, and will be released in an episodic format — much like Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.
Not long after Shadow of the Eternals was announced Precursor launched a crowd-funding campaign on their website to fund the first episode. Now, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to run alongside it and help get them the whopping $1.5 million they’ll require to develop the episode. Backers who supported the game through their website will be rewarded with an exclusive “Whateley Expose,” a digital collection of materials containing lore, manuscripts and clues.”
Released in 2002, Eternal Darkness is a survival horror game that developed a strong cult following, yet despite critical acclaim, it never saw the sequel it deserved. That is, until now. (cue Inception trailer sound)
Shadow of the Eternals is an episodic horror game that is being referred to as a “spiritual successor” by developer Precursor Games, but one look at the art style, gameplay, story and characters, and it looks like everything fans have been asking for from a “true sequel” for years. Silicon Knights’ and Precursor founder Denis Dyack recently sat down with IGN to debut a nine minute gameplay demo — currently a work in progress — which you can watch after the break.
With the PS4 officially revealed and a potential Xbox announcement incoming, the next generation of consoles is almost upon us. This means we’ll have brand new games to look forward to — like Watch Dogs, Human Element, and Bungie’s Destiny — as well as a slew of sequels to franchises we’ve grown to love over the years. It seems like we’ve been inundated with sequels lately, and that includes the horror genre (Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, Silent Hill: Downpour, etc.). However, there are a few games that just need sequels. Here are six of them.
Looks like Too Human developer Silicon Knights has joined Remedy in developing games for the next generation of consoles. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, the head of the company Denis Dyack offered a few intriguing hints at what his company’s next project could be. Earlier this month Dyack said a sequel to 2002′s fantastically terrifying Eternal Darkness was a possibility, saying it’s one of their most requested games.
Now that the studio has moved onto a project for the next generation of consoles, Dyack again teased fans by saying “We’re really excited and we’re working on our next generation stuff. We’re working on an IP that’s our most requested and we’re really excited about that.” Could Eternal Darkness 2 be in the works? If it is, then based on the company’s relationship with Nintendo — Eternal Darkness was a GameCube exclusive — there’s a chance its sequel could come to the Wii U. READ MORE