Silicon Knights to resurrect “most requested” IP

Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As hardly anyone has ever requested more Too Human, we can but hope an Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem follow up is on the way.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Silicon Knights boss Dennis Dyack dropped some exciting hints about what the developer’s up to (besides a legal battle with Epic).

“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,” he said.

“We’re going back to our roots. I’m really looking forward to a point in time when we can talk about it.”

Silicon Knights has been involved in three prominent IPs. Of these, The Legacy of Kain is owned by Square Enix and a Soul Reaver title rumoured to be in the works at Crystal Dynamics, making it an unlikely possibility, and Too Human was an expensive critical and commercial flop.

That leaves Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, a highly-praised Lovecraftian horror adventure which has become a cult byword. The mention of next generation hardware has raised speculation that we could be looking at a Wii U remake or sequel if whatever it is, which also tips the hand towards Eternal Darkness as the only Nintendo-exclusive.

The first mature rated game published by Nintendo, Eternal darkness went right under the retail radar but is considered one of the Gamecube’s best. It had loads of playable characters, a plot which danced back and forth through time, and a neat mechanic where completing each of three possible playthroughs rewarded you with the true ending.