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Silicon Knights to resurrect “most requested” IP

Sunday, 25th 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.

Thanks, games.on.net.

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12 Comments

  1. triggerhappy

    OMG about bloody time. I read somewhere that they had a story down for possible sequels. I hope they don’t sell out and make it a heavy action game. Exploration, good story, crafty puzzles and plenty of ‘pull the rug out from under you’ scares is what i want from this. Super excited just thinking about the possibilities :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Anders

    We can only hope that it’ll turn out better than X-Men: Destiny.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. xxJPRACERxx

    One of the only few reasons I still have my GameCube is Eternal Darkness. Great news if true.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Logic Incarnate

    Eternal Darkness is possibly my favorite game of all time…but don’t Nintendo own the rights to the insanity system in the game? This would mean it would either be a Nintendo exclusive OR they are not talking about Eternal Darkness OR the game would be missing it’s best element.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Sini

    Clearly, they mean Too Human..

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Logic Incarnate

    Actually, Too Human WAS supposed to be a Trilogy right?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    Damn, you guys are so mean.

    (I love you.)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Brenna Hillier

    Oh come on, when did anyone ever request another Too Human? “Sir can I have some more waiting for like eight years through multiple platform and engine changes only to be horribly disappointed?” “No you can’t you ‘orrible urchin, ‘ere is a clip round your ear for your trouble.”

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The_Red

    Hey, people! Don’t forget about their last masterpiece: X-Men Destiny.

    Seriously, I used to beg for Eternal Darkness 2 but after X Destiny, I don’t even want to see another game from this studio. At least Too Human was playable but Destiny?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. mistermogul

    “which also tips the hand towards Eternal Darkness as the only Nintendo-exclusive”

    What does this mean? Surely all Nintendo’s first party titles are Nintendo exclusive? Also how do you know this to be true?! There are many unannounced games in development that you do not know about!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    Well i hope for an eternal darkness new game and also for a too human new game, maybe iam the only one asking for a new too human game, i did enjoy the game, and i think it can really shine if they can iron out some aspects of the game that they didnt get right on the first game, as for eternal darkness i dont care if it is a nintendo exclusive or not, just make it happen please.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. The_Red

    @11 You’re not alone. Too Human was a bad game IMO but it was a good bad game. A guilty pleasure that could be decent with proper improvements in sequels.

    #12 3 years ago

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