Remember Eternal Darkness? No? Then you have bad taste in horror games my friend.
Eternal Darkness was a magnificent game for the Gamecube that merged Lovecraftian terror with a love of trolling its own players. The game’s sanity mechanic allowed the game to play tricks on the player as characters took damage. The game would act as if it deleted your save, cut to a blue screen of death, or have you fight enemies that were never there to begin with. It was an amazing and innovative horror experience and now Precursor Games is looking to Kickstart a sequel.
Entitled Shadow of the Eternals, precursor games is asking for a whopping 1.35 million dollars just for this sequel, and that’s just for the first episode! Yes, the game will be created in an episode fashion, much like Telltale’s The Walking Dead. With over 12 episodes per season, this is easily shaping up to be one expensive project.
Here is what the Kickstarter page had to say about it:
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’.
Shadow of the Eternals is a psychological horror game made by the creators of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Reqiuem, a spiritual successor to the cult classic. 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.
The Kickstarter is offering numerous rewards for donating to the project, including full subscriptions to the first season of the game, exclusive soundtracks, posters, scripts, and more. It has currently raised just under $100,000 with 25 days left to go, an unfortunate slow start to a very ambitious project. You can check out gameplay videos and screenshots below and can find more information about Shadow of the Eternals on its official Kickstarter page.