Shadow of the Eternals Apparently Still Alive

Dennis Dyack still working of spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 05/24/2016 14:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

The GameCube classic Eternal Darkness wove a horrifying tale across the ages, and the same can be said for the story surrounding the development of its spiritual successor, Shadow of the Eternals. After several failed crowdfunding campaigns and controversies surrounding some of its developers, many thought the project dead but the title’s creative director and veteran ofEternal Darkness, Dennis Dyack, recently revealed that work is continuing on the game.

Following the shuttering of original developer Precursor Games, Dyack, who also directed Eternal Darkness, launched Quantum Entanglement Entertainment with hopes of continuing work in games, in addition to exploring film and television projects. In a recent video on the company’s YouTube channel, The Quantum Tunnel, Dyack confirmed that the team was still working on the game and promised more news in the near future about its status. That video was followed up with uploads of previously released footage for Shadow of the Eternals.

Much like Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals is planned to feature multiple characters, places, and events from across history that come together under an overarching story that draws inspiration from Lovecraftian horror. When it was first revealed, the game was planned to be released as multiple, downloadable episodes for Wii U. Of course, quite a bit of time has passed since the project was first revealed in 2013, so it will be interesting to see if anything has changed and in what way.

While Shadow of the Eternals’ development cycle has been anything but smooth and its developers have a tendency to court controversy, I shall remain cautiously optimistic that we will see more materialize this time around. Eternal Darkness is a true masterpiece well deserving of some sort of revival, and since Nintendo has expressed no desire to do anything with the property, I’ll take whatever I can get from whoever is offering it.

Source: Eurogamer

4 Responses to “Shadow of the Eternals Apparently Still Alive”

  • 42 points
    Gaviin says...

    Yeah, I’m totally with you. Say what you will about Dennis Dyack, Eternal Darkness was an absolutely amazing game. I’d do anything to see another like it.

  • 784 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    I loved ED, and would be ecstatic to see a sequel or spiritual successor. That said, I just don’t see it happening. Too much time has seemed to past, and the Kickstarter’s lack of success leads me to believe the interest just isn’t there. Which is a total shame.

  • 1558 points
    penduin says...

    I will not get my hopes up yet again. But I’ll be ecstatic if this game makes it out (and comes to a platform I have or am willing to have).

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    Eternal Darkness sunk its hooks into me like no other. Played through it 3 times when it came out and many times since. To this day, it remains the only game to inspire me to write a “thank you” letter to its creators.

    I know it may not have aged too well, but it’s too late: nostalgia will protect it in my mind for an “eternity”.

    I too won’t get my hopes up, but would welcome its sequel should it ever become available.

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