Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem's spiritual successor, Shadow of the Eternals, has launched its official crowdfunding website. For its first goal, the project has set a $1.5 million price tag on the game's first of twelve episodes. Subsequent episodes will have a much lower goal, as the bulk of the game's work will be front-loaded. Considering the project has acquired $50,000 in a matter of minutes, I expect the goal to be reached very quickly.
A donation of only $5 picks up the first episode of Shadow of the Eternals with expected delivery to come in Q3 of 2014. $50 gets the whole season, but of course there's a myriad of other bonuses that backers may fine tempting too. These include access to the development forums, an assortment of items to help during gameplay, the original soundtrack, posters, and other exciting items.
As for the actual game, well, the team at Precursor is proud to announce that Shadow of the Eternals will be coming to both the PC and Wii U. Built on CryEngine 3, Shadow of the Eternals will span both the world over as well as several historical periods. Initially, in the first episode players will be taken to Erzebet Bathory's home, Cachtice Castle, in Hungary 1610 AD. However, this is but a part of a story being told in the modern day by two particularly different gentlemen. Precursor, of course, doesn't want to ruin the mystery, so details are scant.
What player can expect from Shadow of the Eternals is very clear though. "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." This is the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and should expect nothing less. In the time it took me to write this, it's up to $60,000. 30 days left, but I doubt it will take that long.