Eternal Darkness sequel to be crowdfunded, heads to PC and Wii U first

Eternal Darkness, a popular survival horror game released for the GameCube, will have a "spiritual successor" soon if finances are in order. Precursor Games will be developing the game and it plans on generating $1.5 million through crowdfunding in order to create Eternal Darkness's sequel. The game will be called Shadow of the Eternals, and it will initially be available for PC and Nintendo Wii U gamers.

The game will be released through 12 episodes. Each episode is said to consist of 2-4 hours of gameplay, and will contain "sanity effects", like in Eternal Darkness, that will mess with the player's "perception of reality". The $1.5 million will be used to develop the first episode, with any excess many being used to develop the other episodes, more characters, and more in-game content. The additional funds will also be used to expand the availability of the game to more platforms.

Shadow of the Eternals's plot revolves around Detective Paul Baker, who is asked to interrogate two survivors of "one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history." While interrogating the two suspects, Baker begins to "uncover the truth about the 'Eternals'." The game spans across 2,500 years of history throughout various countries like Egypt, England and the United States. Precursor states,

"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 plans on beginning the crowdfunding for Shadow of the Eternals on May 6th. It will release along with it the first gameplay trailer for the game. While the game is being developed by a new game, Eternal Darkness director/producer Denis Dyack will still be involved in the project, assuring fans that the game will retain some of the original values of the GameCube classic.

[via IGN]