Following on from their teaser trailer, Precursor Games has officially announced the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals. This is being billed as a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, which has a cult following now.
The studio looks to raise $1.5 million for the episodic action game. They aim to release the first episode on PC and Wii U in Q3 next year; they have a couple of videos that you can watch to help you part with your money. The game is being powered by CryEngine.
Wait, what? CryEngine and Wii U? I thought Crytek said they weren’t going to support the console.
Way back in 2002, a Gamecube game scared the pants off of quite a few people: Eternal Darkness. Although a sequel was pitched by the developers afterwards, publishers were unwilling to pick it up. But now, thanks to crowdfunding, a spiritual successor has been announced.
A teaser trailer for Shadow of the Eternals has been posted, showing off an interesting-looking game billed as coming “from the creators of Eternal Darkness”. It’s being worked on by Precursor Games, whose official website carries nothing apart from a teaser campaign for the title.
More details are expected on Monday. According to the teaser, that’s when the crowdfunding campaign will be launched. It’s not known if it will be carried out on Kickstarter or anywhere else. It’s going to be an episodic title on PC and Wii U.