Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Reqiuem for GameCube, is in development at Precursor Games, an IGN-exclusive teaser trailer has revealed.
The game will be crowd-funded, with a campaign set to launch on Monday, May 6.
Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack is involved, according to IGN, which will host a full reveal, including gameplay and platforms, on Monday and Tuesday.
But the latter may have leaked ahead of the time.
A cached page on Precursor’s website (discovered by NeoGAF member 898) reveals the game is being targeted for Wii U and PC, while “other platforms” may be considered in the future. It will be released in episodes (at least 12, it seems), each offering approximately two to four hours of play time, and launch in Q3 2014. Approximately $1.1 million is needed to fund the project.
Here’s a bit about the story:
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 ‘Ancients’.
Shadow of the Ancients is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Reqiuem. Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, the game 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 Ancients will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.