Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter now live

Precursor Games’ second (third if you count their website’s own proprietary crowdfunding) attempt at KickStarting their sequel to the cult classic Eternal Darkness is now live. The updated KickStarter is asking for $750,000 and funding ends on August 23rd. The new asking price for this KickStarter is significantly less than the 1.5 million (1.35 million on their first Kickstarter) that Precursor originally hoped to reach. With this new KickStarter comes new information regarding which platforms the game will release on. It is revealed that it will release on PC and the Wii U if funding is met, with a PlayStation 4 port as a new stretch goal.

The Kickstarter info reveals that David Hayter will be playing the main character Paul Becker, a detective investigating Pleasant View Hospital. Pledges will unlock a variety of things such as beta access to the game, access to a special development forum, unlockable items in the game itself, the soundtrack, the ability to submit your own content to the game, or a special credit within the game. The more pledged, the more opportunities and unlocks are awarded.

Will Precursor finally meet their required funds with this third attempt at crowdfunding? With a reduced asking price, a PS4 version planned, and famous voice acting talent, they just might. For a game about the sins of the past, it’s kind of ironic that they’ve had to deal with so many problems due to Silicon Knights’ alleged past misdeeds. I personally hope they can get this game funded, so the fans can play this long awaited sequel to one of the trippiest horror games out there.

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  • Dakan45

    Funny thing is if you ditch Hayter, the game will cost half as much.

    • Grif

      Considering a $20 donation to the kickstarter guarantees you a copy of the game, I think it’s already a pretty good deal.

      • Dakan45

        Yeah but for that too happen there need to be high donations. This is how it works if you get it at 20, at some point you will see that its not gonna reach its goal so you gonna donate more and then more in order to make it happen.

  • Adam Miller

    With the AMD support they gained, I expected the KS amount to be a lot less. Hayter has been getting some serious love from gamers, so it looks like the extra cash they will get from his inclusion will make it worthwhile getting him on board.

    Precursor have had some bad luck so far; I hope they achieve their goal as this looks really promising.

  • Cockmongler

    Dakan45 you know David took a hefty pay cut on twin snakes so that all cast members could come back?

    Not sure if anyone remembers but hayter did do some VA for Eternal Darkness on the cube, so there is a relationship there.

    Also I’ve met him at cons, and he doesn’t do Voice acting for money, it is not his primary source of income, he has said this numerous times.

    He is extremely down to earth and a fantastic guy.

    Excellent call on ps4 version.

    • Grif

      Also, he’s fucking gorgeous.

    • Dakan45

      What is his primary source of income?

      • Cockmongler

        He is an exceptional movie producer/writer/director.
        He wrote both screenplays for X-men and X-2, Watchmen, The Scorpion King, and he has just wrote and directed a film called “Wolves”

        Is also working on a new movie called Caught Stealing staring Alec Baldwin and Patric Wilson.

        His primary source of income is writing movies for big ass Hollywood blockbusters,

        I should have been a little more clear on my previous post, he obviously gets paid to do the work, here is a tweet from David a couple of months ago.

        David Hayter in a tweet to fans about not being snake – “And I’ll get by. I am not lacking for employment on any level.”

        Check out his IMDB profile.

  • Henrikm

    I supported it last time gonna give it a chance again.

    I love Paul but one of the interesting part of the orginal kickstarter was that it starred a female lead(among others) who was a servent/lover to Lady Bathory(she who bathed in virgins blood) as she discovered who her mistress really was..

    Hope her character is still in it aswell.

  • Henrikm

    That link is that for the new one? Its looks like the old kickstarter as it says it ended unsucessful?

    Plus my old pledge is still there in that link.

    Dont want to add money on a unsucessful one that is ;D