Shadow of the Eternals Opens Up a Kickstarter Page

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter | oprainfall

Today is a good day to be an old Nintendo fan. We already knew that Eternal Darkness, the classic horror game that I still contest to be the very best game of the Gamecube era, was getting a spiritual successor on PC and Wii U titled Shadow of the Eternals. What we did not know until very recently was that they were getting their own Kickstarter page! Initially, one could only pledge money to Precursor Games, the game developer, by going to their own website and utilizing Paypal. Now, however, fans can use the more tried and true Kickstarter method, and throw them money via Amazon. Furthermore, the Kickstarter page is much more streamlined and easier to navigate than the website, in my humble opinion.

If perchance you didn’t hear about this amazing-sounding game already, I’ll give you a quick rundown. Though not a direct sequel to Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals looks to utilize not only the same atmosphere found in the original which is choked with dismay, terror and mystery, but it also sounds as though it will utilize its very own insanity effects. In the original game, these were what gave the story so much of its flavor. The more mind-shattering monsters you saw, the more your grip on sanity lessened, and that was when the fun stuff happened. You would start gibbering madly to yourself and hallucinate things such as walking into the floor, or your character’s head would suddenly fall off, or statues would start turning their heads to watch you pass by. Mind you, these effects were all done on the technology available 11 years ago. Now Precursor Games can utilize CryENGINE 3 tech to really bring the game to life.

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See? Case in point. You can almost feel the cold leeching into your bones just looking at this image…

Shadow of the Eternals | oprainfall

Never has Hell looked so hot or terrifying. Especially the Sauron-esque eye tower in the distance…

Furthermore, Shadow of the Eternals will also take place spread out over 12 episodes. While I was initially frustrated by this, in retrospect it makes a lot of sense. After all, Eternal Darkness took place in chapters too, and you controlled various protagonists over a period of hundreds of years. So, despite not technically being a sequel, I think we can all agree that this successor is definitely connected to the original in many ways.

For Shadow of the Eternals to become a reality, it needs to reach the lofty goal of $1,350,000. Luckily, they still have 36 days to reach that goal, and currently they’ve already reached more than $7,000. With all the reward tiers they have provided, I seriously doubt they won’t reach their goal.

By pledging at least $5, you get the pilot episode and exclusive membership to the Order of the Unseen. For $25, you get access to the Order plus episodes 1-6, half of the first season. For $50 you get access to the entire season, episodes 1-12, plus entry in-game to Whateley’s Secret Study, as well as access to the Order. From there the rewards are diverse and awesome, ranging from the soundtrack all the way to designing your own Sanity Event! Check out the Kickstarter page for full details!

If you want to know more about this sweet looking game, go ahead and check out their Kickstarter page!

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • I haven’t had a lot of confidence in Silicon Knights of late.

  • Hopefully, this will help Precursor Games meet their goal.

  • Spookyryu

    I already pledge, such a good game

  • I pledged the first day. Loving the amount of dev interactions on their forums. As for Kotaku, I consider them the tabloid site of the gaming industry.

    And who hasn’t made mistakes in their life? I have faith in them as this is a game that is very dear to their hearts.

    • Also, Precursor Games is a separate company from Silicon Knights.

  • wassup2021

    If you guys need any information on the slander the kotaku article put out heres denis dyacks personal statement against it. It defends him pretty well against unreliable information.

    thanks guys i hope you pledge to the kickstarter!
    (contact me if you do!)

  • Ric

    This game will be just fantastic

    All the team in Percursor Games is really trying to achieve something unique and extraordinary

  • Vanessa Schrapps

    I pledged, too. It is an amazing concept they have there. High replayability, great story and magic system. The Order of the Unseen is already its money worth, you can really contribute a lot to the game and I never encountered devs who give so much feedback and information.