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.
It would seem there may be some hope left for an Eternal Darkness sequel to actually happen. Nintendo recently filed a trademark extension, which could mean they’re working with a new developer, since Silicon Knights is busy dealing with some serious financial issues. Unfortunately, it could also mean nothing. Such is the business of game development. I’m really hoping something comes from this, even if it isn’t from Silicon Knights. What studio would you like to see develop an Eternal Darkness sequel?
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