Earlier this year, Precursor Games announced Shadow of the Eternals, a crowdfunded spiritual successor to the GameCube cult classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. While the announcement generated a lot of interest in the title, Precursor had difficulty translating that interest into donations, and the studio ultimately suspended its first Kickstarter campaign before even reaching a third of its goal, noting that there were some interesting developments behind the scenes that would make the game even better than it hoped.
As teased, Precursor has finally relaunched its crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, with some significant changes. Most notably, the studio is now looking to raise $750,000 for the project, down from the ambitious $1.5 million goal of its original Kickstarter campaign. In addition to that, rather than spanning 12 downloadable episodes, as the game was originally envisioned, Shadow of the Eternals will now be a single, self-contained adventure that is estimated to last 8-10 hours. Precursor has also enlisted the help of David Hayter (most famously known as the voice of Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series) to voice Detective Paul Becker, the game’s protagonist.
Shadow of the Eternals is being developed for Wii U and PC (a PlayStation 4 version has also been added as one of Precursor’s stretch goals). The new Kickstarter campaign runs through August 31.
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