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Shadow Of The Eternals Still Not Dead
Much like the zombies you’re going to see creeping around on Halloween night, Shadow of the Eternals just won’t stay dead.
In an interview with IGN, former president of Silicon Knights Dennis Dyack announced the return of Shadow of the Eternals. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, you might know it better as the on-again, off-again spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.
This will be Dyack’s third attempt to get Shadow of the Eternals out of the grave after two failed Kickstarter attempts last year. According to Rock, Paper, Shotgun the first fundraising campaign aimed for $1.35 million to make an episodic adventure. The second asked for $750,000 and couldn’t even raise half of that goal.
This news comes wrapped in Dyack’s reveal of his brand new multimedia company, Quantum Entanglement Entertainment, Inc. “QE2” is the mercifully short abbreviation under which Dyack will create television and movie content alongside video games. He suggests that QE2 might have a transmedia approach to Shadow of the Eternals: “(We’re) looking at it from a film and television side…We’ve got more going on that we’re just not ready to talk about yet.”
Fans of the cult-classic Eternal Darkness have been clamoring for a sequel ever since the black sheep survival horror title was released as a Gamecube exclusive in 2002. The game featured “sanity effects,” fourth wall-breaking psychological attacks directed at the players.
Eternal Darkness was a critical success for Silicon Knights, but the developer’s small catalogue has been overshadowed by controversy. They filed a lawsuit in 2007 against Epic Games regarding the latter’s Unreal Engine 3. The loss of this suit ultimately led to Silicon Knight’s bankruptcy in May of 2014.