Eternal Darkness spiritual successor teased

Original game's creators will debut Shadow of the Eternals sequel on Monday; Denis Dyack is involved.

The creators of survival horror game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem today teased a spiritual successor to Silicon Knights' 2002 GameCube game called Shadow of the Eternals.

Image credit: IGN

The game's teaser trailer on IGN points out that the title is in development at Precursor Games, an all-new outfit.

According to comments made by IGN staff on Twitter, Silicon Knights founder and president Denis Dyack is attached to the project in some form.

A crowd-funding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals will go live on Monday, though further details were not divulged.

The original Eternal Darkness originated as a Nintendo 64 project before being shifted to the GameCube, where it was the platform's first M-rated game. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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287 comments
Dead_pan
Dead_pan

Shame its not a direct sequel and the main character looks a lot less interesting than Alexandra. Really glad they're finally making this, just hope its a good game and doesn't ride on the coattails of its incredible predecessor.

berserker66666
berserker66666

From watching the trailer, I presume the reaper are coming.

ZomDie420
ZomDie420

going to fund this for the wii u right now :)

paireon
paireon

Oooohh yeah. Been waiting for this for 10 years.

Looks like my crowdfunding addiction ain't over yet though.

El_Zaggy
El_Zaggy

Wii u and pc ? Then its pc for me! The best looking version :). Its a funny thing that nintendo couldnt even secure this as an exclusive.

Lucian Howard
Lucian Howard

Oh my why would they do this ....How many years have we waited

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Exciting news! Makes me wanna go back and play Eternal Darkness again. Love that game. Time to dust off the GameCube !

Mvdforever
Mvdforever

Hmm i very much enjoyed the original and i am now looking very forward to seeing how this works out. Let's just see how they can top the original in terms of creative mechanics ohh how i hated when your character's head would lop off lol^^

brxricano
brxricano

I LOLd when my friend thought ED deleted his save game XD

BradBurns
BradBurns

I wonder what the release window for this game is. I guess it's another reason for me to consider buying a Wii U pretty soon(the other being the Wind Waker remake). 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Eternal Darkness was a fantastic game. I was caught off-guard by the game's devious sanity system more than once :)

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

Yessss!!!!! This game was so clever with its sanity system. Hopefully this one can be just as innovative and scary. 

NeleNel
NeleNel

I remember playing it with my friend watching, and the volume bar started dropping. Of course we blamed each other for sitting on the remote, and then noticed it right in front of the TV. I've never dropped a controller and screamed NOPE so fast in my life.

Reina Harriet Watt
Reina Harriet Watt

The shrinking one and the blue screen one of course, when that one happened it was definitely a case of 'OH HELL NO!' were the most memorable moments for me of Eternal Darkness.

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

The shrinking one and the blue screen one of course, when that one happened it was definitely a case of 'OH HELL NO!' were the most memorable moments for me of Eternal Darkness.

Dan Cantu
Dan Cantu

When I thought all my data got erased!!

Lex Maheux
Lex Maheux

the deleting saved game sanity and controler unplugued

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

Oh man... I'd almost buy a Wii U if this was an exclusive.

Brandon Delcambre
Brandon Delcambre

I would have to say it is the one where you went into a room and your head falls off, you pick it up and look at it in you inventory spouting Shakespeare.

Mary Washington
Mary Washington

Healing myself and getting blown up. Also seeing that the controller was unplugged. I fell for it every time.

Adam Harris
Adam Harris

Isn't that the one where if you saved at the right time it would say.."Deleting all Files?" My friend damn near peed his pants over that one! lol

Federico Otnegak
Federico Otnegak

I think the one where you would explode after performing some magic was one of the most unexpected. Freaked me out...

Laurence Barnard
Laurence Barnard

Hands down, that scene where you walk in the bathroom and suddenly AAARGH! LOOK IT'S YOUR CORPSE IN A BATHTUB FULL OF BLOOD!!! Yeah i screamed like a girl.

Steve Core
Steve Core

Finally,a real horror game!I was wondering these days why they didn't released something new.Excelent news.

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

I recognized most of the environments in that trailer.  They were lifted directly from the church level(s) in Eternal Darkness.

Jr Lagua
Jr Lagua

Favorite sanity effect was when it would return me to the beginning of the level and made it seem like I had to fight all the enemies again and solve all the puzzles . . I so psyched about this news . . Everybody please contribute to the crowd source for this . . This is one game that deserved a sequel a long time ago

loopy_101
loopy_101

Wait... Denis Dyack is attached to the project?

Abandon ship. This is a terrible idea.

Kris Kamaruddin
Kris Kamaruddin

Can Silicon Knights still deliver after what happened with the Epic Games incident? I doubt it.

Saul Fresnokila Rivera
Saul Fresnokila Rivera

Going into a room full of monsters and seeing the msg that my controller was unplugged...I remember getting up and trying to make the controller work before I was killed just to realize it was a sanity effect =_=

Bill Geise
Bill Geise

I loved Eternal Darkness.... This REALLY needs to happen...

OuTLaWzGamer
OuTLaWzGamer

this better not turn out as another watered down trash for the mass market like the RE franchise

badiie05
badiie05

never got across to play this on my gamecube

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Gotta admit that the graphics look like shit though, not really excusable for this days technology, but I will get it as long as they kept the same formula and scares.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Wow I hope they didn't really change anything important in this one. Doesn't look visually in line with how long it's been since the last one but that wont matter as long as it's as awesome and scary as the first!  More baddies, plus some classic returns, and of course the psych meter my favorite part is when things get really screwed up and change on ya!


Lets hope they dont ruin the long awaited sequel!


It's really a must to get the pc version though as you can get way better visuals and overall performance, plus I dont own a wii u and never will.

LtReviews
LtReviews

@BradBurns 

I have a feeling this won't be released for the Wii U-

Though almost definitely it probably won't be exclusive to the Wii U- 

It would be financial suicide for a developer to release an m-rated horror game exclusively for the Wii U

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@badiie05 If you by any chance see it somewhere.. buy it!! It wont disappoint you and its super rare. Here is hoping that this one will be good because now in days most games stink.

Zelseisdabest
Zelseisdabest

 @Imperiacommando its a horror 3 person game. go look up eternal darkness on youtube its one of the best games of the SD generation

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@LtReviews @BradBurns

If it's going to be crowd-funded, pretty sure they're not looking to make a huge profit, just to provide gamers with an experience they've been waiting for for over a decade. Plus ZombiU did fairly well launching with the Wii U.