Before Silicon Knights went under, it was widely known that the company was working on Eternal Darkness 2. As far as anyone knows, Nintendo never signed off on the project and Silicon Knights was developing it in hopes of getting Nintendo interested down the line.
Obviously, that never happened and a core group of developers from the company broke off and formed Precursor Games, which launched their crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, a “spiritual successor” to Eternal Darkness, earlier this week. But according to CEO Paul Caporicci, there’s more than just the spirit of Eternal Darkness in Shado of the Eternals visuals.
Speaking to Wired, the developer said: “We did purchase some art assets from Silicon Knights and we were very happy to be able to put those assets created by the talented past employees to use.” Caporicci would go on to say that Precursor is only using art assets from Eternal Darkness 2 and that the rest of the game completed so far has been recoded using CryEngine 3.
Shadow of the Eternals’ crowdfunding campaign is currently available through Precursor’s official website and currently sits at 8.8% funded (a little over $132,000) with 27 days left.