It says it right in the trailer! Anywhoo, it'll be a crowd-funded game--requiring $1.5m to get going--and is intended to be released on the Wii U and PC as an episodic series. Although if they exceed their goal, then there's the possibility of extended it beyond its confirmed platforms and for more additional characters and episodes to be produced.
Sounds pretty alright, and the mere fact that there's something in the works behind the minds of Eternal Darkness on its own is great to hear. And for all intents and purposes, I imagine this is to also be a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness at that, especially given the name and the whole ''Darkness has returned'' tagline.
However, judging by the teaser it all looks rather... cartoon-y, almost like something out of Fable even. Eternal Darkness also had a rather cartoonish look to it, though, and could still prove to be rather chilling at times. So hopefully the same will hold true here. For such an incredibly creative mechanic, it's a bit perplexing as to why there's still been nothing quite like it. There was that part in Arkham Asylum I suppose, but nothing that really took a hold and attempted to build another game centred on screwing with your mind as much as Eternal Darkness did. Maybe in this day and age it'll appear a bit gimmicky, though. Still, that's why this much smaller episodic format should hopefully work for such a design.
First a new horror game by Shinji Mikami is announced, and now there's to be a horror game by the Eternal Darkness team. A Condemned 3 must surely be on the horizon... =( It's great to see the guys who were forced out of what remains of Silicon Knights are able to keep trucking least.
Here's a quick blurb describing the premise anywhoo:
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 ‘Eternals’.
Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, Shadow of the Eternals 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 Eternals will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.