Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Relaunches, David Hayter Involved

By Ishaan . July 25, 2013 . 9:30am



Earlier in the year, a studio named Precursor Games, formed by ex-Silicon Knights veterans, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new horror game—Shadow of the Eternals. The studio pitched the game as a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, a Gamecube game that Silicon Knights once developed in collaboration with Nintendo.


Precursor were initially asking for $1.5 million in contributions, and even provided a breakdown of where the money would go. Unfortunately, when the studio’s Kickstarter campaign failed to gain traction, they took it down, stating that they would return with a new campaign at a later date.


That date is today. Shadow of the Eternals is back up on Kickstarter, this time with a funding goal of $750,000. It also appears to no longer be an episodic game, as Precursor state on the new Kickstarter page that Shadow of the Eternals will provide an 8-12 hour playthrough. Additionally, in addition to a PC and Wii U release, Precursor have added a PS4 release as a stretch goal as well.


Finally, David Hayter, who many know as the voice of Metal Gear Solid’s Snake, will be voicing the main character in Shadow of the Eternals—a detective named Paul Becker.


“Playing the role of Paul Becker will be a blast as he is both complex and conflicted,” said David Hayter. “I intend to provide gamers with a provocative and memorable experience on the roller coaster ride that is Shadow of the Eternals.”


You can watch a gameplay demo for Shadow of the Eternals above, which represents an early work-in-progress build of the game.

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  • As sweet as it is, I wonder why they reduced the price, was it due to fan complaints? or it might be a downgrade from their original plans, well regardless of the case i hope it reaches its goal this time I would like to see a final version of this

    • Kaseladen

      I believe partly due to complains to give it a better image, and partly because they found some other backers outside of kickstarter.

      • l777l

        That seems likely.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Also I have a feeling the episodic content version might have been a longer playthrough in total

    • $1484028

      realistically we know its been downgraded from their original plans to a certain extent. their original vision was a multi-episode long term project that was going to cost 1.5 mil per episode.

      at the very least, while further content is never off the table for any IP, Precursor’s likely being a little bit more realistic about the notion of pitching a large project like that.
      pitch ONE game, go from there.
      don’t pitch a trilogy (or however many, that’s just an example), meanwhile your KS only covers the first game.

      and let’s face it, its probably been downgraded because they didn’t get the reaction they were expecting to get.

      i’m not trashing SK, Eternal Darkness, or whatever; that’s just being honest about the whole situation.

      they didn’t cut their previous KS THAT short, it ran 22 of 30 days. it ran most of its crowd funding term. they cut their original goal of 1.5 mil to 1.3 mil. it didn’t really matter because they barely hit 300k, and by Precursor’s own comments the number of backings stalled fairly early.
      so, coming back and pitching for 1.5 million again would be rather foolhardy. you pitch to the audience, and unfortunately they didn’t back 1.5 mil. that’s feedback if there ever was any. so you might as well retool and aim lower.

      they didn’t get anywhere close to 750k either, but with a better pitch maybe they’ll hit it. they only need to do a little more than 2x better than their previous attempt; as opposed to 5x better.


    Good to see the episode aspect of the game isn’t there anymore. Plus, if the goal for the game is reached, I hope the PS4 stretch goal’s reached so Sony fans can enjoy this game too.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Shenmue III needs a kickstarter…

      • British_Otaku

        Megaman Legends 3 needs a kickstarter…

  • David Hayter voiced a character in Eternal Darkness, didn’t he? Don’t remember who, though.

    • JustThisOne

      Apparently a lot of the MGS cast ended up in that game as well.(Naomi and Liquid/Alex and Anthony) But I just IMDB’d it, and Hayter was just a couple random people.

      • Kaseladen

        Yeah he voiced random guards if I recall correctly.

  • Anime10121

    Watched entire trailer, waiting to hear Snake, did not hear Snake, left disappointed :(

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Well, he wasn’t part of the project when that trailer was released ;)

      • Anime10121

        Thought it was a new trailer with Hayter in it, though honestly its my fault, as Ishaan never said he was in this trailer.

  • l777l


    • KnifeAndFork

      They need to change that Crusader’s face. He looks too derpy

  • KnifeAndFork

    the character in the preview pick looks like Patrick Swayze

    • DongT

      i was going to say Kurt Russel but he does look like patrick swayze as well XD

  • anarchy_panty

    The game has a pretty good chance of being enjoyable, but everything surrounding it is just so sketchy…

  • brian

    Soo umm that error “Additionally, in addition” sounds/looks awkward.

  • Syn


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