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Shadow of the Eternals
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Genre: Adventure, Horror
Platforms: PC
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Q3 2014
Shadow of the Eternals is a third-person action/adventure game steeped in psychological horror, created in collaboration with it's fans!

Darkness Has Returned
A psychological horror game, Shadow of the Eternals is the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, being developed by the original creators of the popular and critically acclaimed classic. Featuring an eclectic cast of heroes and villains, Shadow of the Eternals will span thousands of years of history. Players’ perception of reality will be shattered as they try to balance the mechanics of combat, magick, and exploration as they progress through the adventure.

Shadow of the Eternals is:
  • A single-player third-person action/adventure game with horror elements.
  • An 8-10 hour complete experience.
  • Multiple playable characters throughout different time periods of history.
  • Sanity events - special graphical, audio, and controller effects - will challenge your senses and your mind, causing you to question what is real.
  • Developed in collaboration with the community via an exclusive area on our forums.
  • Developed with CryENGINE 3.
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cards
  • Minimum Direct X10

'A Dream Within A Dream'
The story begins as Detective Paul Becker is called to Pleasant View Hospital, the site of one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history. The massacre is survived by two individuals who seemingly have no recollection about who they are or what has transpired -- one a suave businessman, and the other a hardened, rogue-like biker. Both men have lost all memory of who they are -- and yet they are compelled to kill each other.

Through Becker’s interrogation of the suspects, a story unfolds that is set in Hungary 1610 AD at Csejthe Castle – home to the noblewoman Erzsébet Báthory. Báthory is a notorious serial killer; torturing and killing as many as 400 young women in her obsessive quest to retain her youth. You play the role of Báthory’s handmaiden and lover Klára, who is being blackmailed by the authorities into gathering information about a missing nobleman’s daughter.

Events are soon set in motion that will change Klára's life forever.

The Gameplay
The player uses the mechanics of combat, magick, and exploration to progress through the game and uncover its mysteries. Each playable character will have different levels of proficiency in these mechanics and will tackle situations very differently. Their level of sanity affects their ability (both positive and negative) in all these mechanics.

Combat
  • Each character uses a variety of melee and ranged weapons which are historically accurate to the time period. Becker is a trained detective and a skilled shot with his Smith & Wesson SW99, while Klára is a handmaiden working as an informant for the police so discretion and stealth is important. She uses a concealed ballock dagger and wheellock pistol.
  • Combat is very tactical by allowing the player to select specific parts of their enemy to target, which can leave them vulnerable to follow up attacks.
  • Finishers can be used to ensure once an enemy is down, they stay down.

Magick
  • The use of magick is not to be taken lightly and can have serious consequences. In the right hands magic has the ability to turn the tide in combat and help solve puzzles.
  • Charging a spell is an intensive, real-time process that requires the player to concentrate and stand still which makes them vulnerable to enemy attacks.

Exploration
  • Exploration is the most important tool that the player has at their disposal and can help them get past hazards or solve puzzles.
  • Interact with the environment via item or location inspection to uncover the mysteries of the game.
  • You are not alone in this world and will need to use the dialog system to extract information or plead for assistance.

The Cast
Paul Becker
Confronting the violent chaos surrounding the bloodiest massacre in Louisiana state history, Detective Paul Becker is faced with a bizarre mystery that threatens far more than the peace of Pleasant Hill, and casts him headlong into the darkest abysses of his own psyche. The shadows emerging from the carnage only force more questions, particularly about himself and the loss of his wife. Paul Becker will be voiced by the incredibly talented David Hayter. David was the voice of Solid Snake in the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series and also did voice acting in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Klára Rusznyák
Klára is a young woman escaping a brutally transient life as a gypsy, torn between the enticing arms of her lover and mistress, Erzsébet Báthory - and an executioner's axe. Blackmailed by the authorities, Klára attempts to uncover the fate of a missing nobleman's daughter within Csejthe Castle, and offer up the Countess' secrets in order to end her nightmarish reign.

Erzsébet Báthory, The Blood Countess
Driven by her obsession with everlasting youth and beauty, mass murderer and noblewoman Countess Erzsébet Báthory has sacrificed over 400 young women to further her knowledge of the occult. But her despicable acts have been pushed aside for a new obsession – her growing love for the handmaiden Klára.

In the Spirit of Darkness
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem was one of the highest rated games on the Nintendo GameCube with a metacritic of 92%. For years, fans have requested a follow up, and with Shadow of the The Eternals, that is exactly what Precursor Games is prepared to do with your help.

To make this game the best it can be, we have one core focus: community created content. We will be working with you and the rest of the community to create this game. Have you ever thought that you could improve a game that you loved, or contribute to it in some way so that others could enjoy it more? Look no further, as that is what has already been happening with Shadow of the Eternals. Join the Order, share you ideas, get your name in the credits and experience what it’s like to be working on a video game.

With the drastic change of the video game industry in the past decade, crowdfunding is the only avenue to help create a game similar to Eternal Darkness. When we created the first game, we wanted to do something truly different in the horror genre, and with our fans and contributors we will do something exciting once again. Help us make history and create Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to a game that truly deserves a follow-up.

About Precursor Games
Precursor Games is founded by a team of experienced game developers on the belief that digital distribution can change the way video games are made. Precursor is committed to fan interaction, and involving the community in its development process.

As fans voice their opinions and ideas, we will receive the feedback and criticism necessary to deliver the best games possible. Precursor will release its games directly to the fans.

Want to know more?
Kickstarter Page
Shadow of Eternals[www.ShadowOfTheEternals.com]
Precursor Games[www.PrecursorGames.com]
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Steam Community Group

Shadow of Eternals © 2012-2013 Precursor Games Inc.™
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Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:25am
The state of the Kickstarter
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Aug 21, 2013 @ 1:55pm
We need all of you 40000 yes voters help to fund this on kickstarter!
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Oct 24, 2013 @ 2:26pm
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Lombax Boy Apr 4 @ 9:13pm 
i doubt it
kijib Mar 28 @ 1:14pm 
is this still alive?
Stefan Mar 19 @ 12:51pm 
Show your support on the Precursor Games Forums, making a account is free and stay up to date with the latest news: http://www.precursorgames.com/forums/index.php

Forums Announcements about Shadows of the Eternals: http://www.precursorgames.com/forums/index.php?forums/announcements.25/
kamillo55855 (GameMiner) Mar 11 @ 5:23pm 
Beauty Game and Graphic
withche07 Mar 2 @ 1:56am 
Wow, this game looks so much better and has better voice acting than most of games on market
MrAga73 Feb 21 @ 4:53pm 
We must be informed about the fund raising...there are many potencial people that could offer money in advance for this project!
I would like another fund raising
The Roger Feb 8 @ 12:29pm 
The first one was scary awsome, i hope to this in the store sometime this year....PLEASE
canojairo90 Jan 30 @ 8:47am 
I really want this game!
Aliah(Eve) Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:24am 
Hopefully they have another run...this time I would advise using help from Youtubers perhaps? Two Best Friends play really liked Eternal Darkness, they tend to have a decent following. Get the word out there, market cheaply, using people who love your game to help you spread the word to their own followers. Really hope to see this again.
tron34 Dec 12, 2013 @ 10:16am 
@Retired Agreed. Eternal Darkness is too good to not get a sequel/spiritual sequel.