Precursor Games has announced a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Reqiuem, the Silicon Knights’ developed horror game for GameCube. Titled Shadow of the Eternals, Precursor plans to kick off a crowd-funding campaign next week. While they hadn’t planned on releasing anything other than a teaser trailer today, someone on NeoGAF discovered cached page on their site that revealed that the game would be episodic and that the goal for the first episode would be $1.1 million dollars.
Here’s the leaked story outline:
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.
Shadow of the Eternals is expected to be released in 12 separate episodes for PC and Wii U.