Shadow of the Eternals: crowd funding for “spiritual successor” to Eternal Darkness starts May 6

Friday, 3rd May 2013 18:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A teaser trailer for the “spiritual successor” to Eternal Darkness titled Shadow of the Eternals has been posted by IGN along with a few details.

The title will be supported by crowd funding, and is in the works at Precursor Games.

The PC and Wii U title will be released episodically through 12 chapters starring Detective Paul Becker. A synopsis for the story is posted below.

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’.

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.

Precursor Games is headed up by CCO Denis Dyack, who founded Silicon Knights and worked on Eternal Darkness. His firm at one time supposedly had a working prototype of Eternal Darkness 2 in the works before a wash of problems began for the studio.

Shadow of the Eternal’s Kickstarter campaign will launch on Monday, May 6, and needs $1.5 million in funding.

Any funds accumulated beyond said amount “will contribute to stretch goals that go beyond the first episode, including future episodes, additional characters, additional platforms and in-game perks.”



  1. Lewis247

    Oh for the love of all that is good, YES YES YES. Eternal Darkness is one of those games where I’ve never wanted a sequel so desperately.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Crasto

    Guess Dyack ran out of money after the lawsuit.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Triggerhappy

    Finally… A Kickstarter project I can get onboard with. Definitely up for backing this :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Yeah not supporting this even with someone else’s money even though I did enjoy Eternal Darkness, I am not rewarding a scumbag like Dyack.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Telepathic.Geometry

    @4: +1.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. JimFear-666

    Fuck that i will never pay for a game before its done. I hope this trend will disappear

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    EDIT: All done.

    @all I am getting ready to update the post with more information that came out overnight.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    Somebody that’s been cribbing from an ugly playbook appears with hands open, after phoning in projects on someone else’s watch? If this does happen, I would like to see questions answered, and clarity a watchword.

    That said, I don’t feel confident in the point that this is not Silicon Knights (the story of that organisation STILL is unclear) where did this Precursor Games come from? Who are they?

    “Precursor Games is headed up by CCO Denis Dyack” I supposed them to be a separate entity merely liaising with Dyack as an Executive Producer, or something.

    This sounds it could be like a variation of one of those tricks inventors use on Dragon’s Den sometimes. The one where the person’s been hugely successful with their company, but they don’t want to put that up for investment/risk, nor do they want to fund the product with that asset, assuming the risk themselves – so they make a second company, and that is where they try to draw the offer with and from…the investors never fall for it though lol
    That relationship NEEDS to be explained before anything else, even if that’s not how things are.

    I am not hugely trustful, in this instance, due to disconcerting factors.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight


    Silicon Knights is dead, they owe a crapload of money to Epic. Dyack built another studio so all the money that comes from this kickstarter wouldn’t go to Epic.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    The reasoning you offered, that sounds odd. His company owes Epic many truckloads worth of cash, but, then he is able to drop that one and go create another, despite the state that SK is in. Although he headed Silicon Knights…For moments such as these, thank the sky for questions.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight


    Businesses do it all the time. Dyack still is in charge of SIlicon Knights but no one is there. He didn’t create this company he is the COO not the CEO.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    I see, pb. Well, maybe things will become all the clearer, come Monday.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight


    I doubt it, Dyack is a scumbag to the nth degree and he is not going to come out saying “I am trying to dodge all the funds I/my companies owe.” THis is why Nintendo nor any publisher will have anything to do with him and why he has to look for crowdfunding.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    all i can say is: eternal darkness blew me away. a very important game. i will definitley watch this one very closley.

    EDIT: now watched the trailer, guys, this is awesome. the game NEEDS TO BE MADE!

    seriously, best trailer i have seen in a while.

    #14 2 years ago

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