Last week, Precursor Games announced Shadow of the Eternals, a “spiritual sequel” to the GameCube classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Today, the crowdfunding campaign for the title has gone live.
As with most crowdfunded campaigns, there are several tier rewards for helping Precursor Games reach their goal. A $5 donation will get you the first downloadable episode of the game, while $50 (roughly the cost of a new game) will get you the first 12-episode season. With Precursor Games promising that each chapter will include 2-4 hours of gameplay, the $50 tier may not be a bad investment for those interested in the game.
There are, of course several other rewards if you’re willing to spend the money. Exclusive in-game content, a DRM-free soundtrack, posters and more are all up for grabs, as well. You could even snag yourself an Executive Producer credit if you’re willing to part with $10 grand.
Precursor Games is looking for $1.5 million dollars for the campaign. In just a few hours, they’ve already hit over $20,000 of that total with 30 days left to reach the goal. It should be noted that the campaign is through the Precursor Games website, not Kickstarter. This seems to indicate that, unlike Kickstarter, they won’t have to reach the goal to keep the money donated.
The first chapter of Shadow of the Eternals already seems to have a bit in common with its predecessor. Like Eternal Darkness, the focal point begins with a murder investigation in the present before switching to various points throughout history. While detective Paul Becker is investigating one of the biggest massacres in the history of Louisiana in the present, in 1610, a woman named Clara has been blackmailed into investigating a disappearance related to her lover, Elizabeth Báthory. What Clara doesn’t know is that Báthory is the real-life inspiration for the character Dracula.
If you’re interested in donating, the link can be found here. Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll be keeping a close eye on how the campaign goes.
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