Canadian Developer Precursor Games has just unveiled its debut project Shadow of the Eternals. Developed by the creators of the critically acclaimed Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Shadow of the Eternals is an episodic action/adventure game that “will span over 2500 years of human history”.
Borrowing the format from Kickstarter, Precursor has given itself 30 days to raise $1.5 million, with rewards for specific pledge amounts. “Precursor Games intends to leave no stone unturned in order to create an unparalleled experience for gamers”, said Paul Caporicci, CEO of Precursor Games. “We have a talented team, incredible technology with CryENGINE and a new business model where we directly integrate the fan base into the development process, allowing for new possibilities and game direction. We are very excited to see where this new direction leads.”
Shadow of the Eternals will be distributed in 12 episodes that will take place across Egypt, England, Hungary and the US. The pilot episode, slated for release Q3 2014 on the Nintendo Wii U and PC, takes place in Hungary in 1610, at the castle of Erzebet Bathory, who is regarded as the most prolific female serial killer in history.
The Shadow of the Eternals crowd-funding campaign can be found at www.ShadowOfTheEternals.com.