Over the weekend we got a ton of excited emails telling us about Shadow of the Eternals, a new game that’s supposed to be a spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. The game is slated for release on Wii U and PC and is currently undergoing a crowd-funding campaign of its own in order to be successful. As of the time of writing, the game has received $20k in support, which is 1.34% of the 1.5 million the team at Precursor Games seeks in order to make the game.
As it stands, the concept for the game spans over 2500 years of human history as players progress through the psychological horror game. The pilot episode is scheduled to be released in Q2 of 2014, with further episodic content released after that. The minimum to contribute in order to receive the first episode is $5, with the $25 tier giving you episodes 1-6.
The crowdfunding campaign is being set up with numerous opportunities for the community to contribute to the on-going development of the game, so if you’re interested in checking that out, definitely do so. Precursor Games CEO Paul Caporicci says his studio plans to put its all into Shadow of the Eternals:
“Precursor Games intends to leave no stone unturned in order to create an unparalleled experience for gamers. We have a talented team, incredible technology with CryENGINE and a new business model where we directly integrate the fan base into the development process, allowing for new possibilities and game direction. We are very excited to see where this new direction leads.”
Overall, the trailer and screenshots look very nice. Let us know what you think of this release and whether or not you’ll be funding it in the comments below.