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Cached website confirms Shadow of the Eternals story details, Wii U support

All this information comes from the Google cache of Precursor Games' website...

When Detective Paul Becker is called to one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history, only two survivors remain from a brutal conflict between two rival cults. As Becker begins his interrogations of the suspects, their combined recollections will uncover the truth about the ‘Ancients’.

Shadow of the Ancients is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Reqiuem. Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, the game will span over 2500 years of history throughout Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States. Players will question the perception of reality as they try to balance the mechanics of combat, magick, and sanity events to progress through the adventure.

Shadow of the Ancients will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.

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How long is each episode?
Each episode will be approximately 2-4 hours of gameplay.

When do you plan to release?
Q3 2014.

What platforms will Shadow of the Ancients be on?
We will be focusing on the PC and Wii U platforms. Other platforms may be added in the future.

Why no Kickstarter Campaign?
We would love to do a Kickstarter, but currently Kickstarter is only open to companies that are in the US or UK. We hope that we can work with Kickstarter in the future to make this option a reality.

However, by integrating the community into the development of the game, we can centralize our site with our crowdfunding system to manage this properly. Upon pledging on our site, you will be granted a Forum Ribbon to our Official Development Forums, where you can share your ideas and feedback about the creation of the game. It does not matter whether you sign up for the forums before, or after pledging – our database will recognize you.

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Shadow of the Ancients will be an episodic series, and to complete the first episode and continue production on future episodes, we need approximately 1.1 million dollars. Any money raised beyond this will contribute to future episodes, additional characters, in-game perks, and additional platforms. The more money that we raise, the more we will deliver based on what our fans want.

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BOUND SUPPORTER LE ($50) includes the following: Everything from Sane Supporter; Shadow of the Ancients Season 1 (Episode 1-12, two free episodes); Access to ‘Edward’s Secret Study’.

Receive the entire first season of Shadow of the Ancients (twelve episodes). Each episode features at least one playable character, access to a variety of new play mechanics, historically accurate weapons, locations and new magick.

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03 May 2013 14:31

So the name is Shadow of the Eternals of Shadow of the Ancients?
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03 May 2013 14:32

Seriously not a fan of episodic video games. Just let me buy the whole thing for one price. I hate this nickle/diming trend. For me that kindof kills the game.

Also, their kickstarter wants $1,100,000.00. That's a lot.
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03 May 2013 14:33

As long as the game's episodes aren't like Half-Life 2's, then I'm sort of alright on that. I can deal with 2 - 4 hours of gameplay as long as the price is right for each episode.
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03 May 2013 14:37

Man! I know how many people wanted a sequel so bad, and even though I never played it (don't like horror, though I enjoyed RE: Revelations), I'm so happy for those of you who've been waiting so long! :D
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03 May 2013 14:39

IINIGMA wrote:Seriously not a fan of episodic video games. Just let me buy the whole thing for one price. I hate this nickle/diming trend. For me that kindof kills the game.

Also, their kickstarter wants $1,100,000.00. That's a lot.

But... episodic games DO let you buy the whole thing for one price. I can't think of one that never let you do so. Well except via WiiWare, but that's more WiiWare's fault than the actual developer. On any other platform, you can pay for the whole game upfront.
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03 May 2013 14:46

As much as I want a sequel to ED:SR, I'm skeptical until I find out who actually owns the rights to it.
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03 May 2013 14:48

For $50 I would support this if it as for sure absolutely coming to the Wii U. 12 episodes is a hell of a lot longer than most episodic games and I'll do my best to support real horror games that come to the system. I can just imagine how much the game will cost if you don't support it and plan on buying all 12 episodes.
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03 May 2013 14:49

The problem with this "episodic" plan is that you're building up a story by making people wait and whether it disappoints or actually have the whole thing made can cripple any chance of having good sales. To add on to this, it's being independently funded, so that only makes consumers even more distrusted with the idea that they will finish their game.

Dogglord wrote:But... episodic games DO let you buy the whole thing for one price. I can't think of one that never let you do so.

Sam & Max Season 1 & 2. Keep in mind, episodic games is still relatively new. Hell, I only remember Sam & Max Season 3 using this idea first.
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03 May 2013 15:01

@IINIGMA This game looks like it will offer all the content for one price through crowdfunding, and nearly all episodic games can be bought as bundles. Episodic games don't forbid people from buying a whole product, it only gives people more options.
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03 May 2013 15:07

Some people already saying" Thank God is also coming for PC I don't want to buy a f*cking Wii U" Wii U gets (atm) console exclusive 3rd party game and they whine its on WIi U, WIi U doesnt get 3rd party exclusives and they whine it doesnt have exclusives WTF.
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03 May 2013 15:26

I liked a lot of what Eternal Darkness had to offer. Multiple protagonists exploring the same environments over centuries. But I this point I don't trust Dyack and I have to question a 24-48 hour game supported by a 1.1 mil budget. I rather Nintendo just fund another developer to make one despite how unlikely that is.
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03 May 2013 15:40

@Rockmankun:

Yeah. The Wii U has some real bad reputation. But for the love of gaming, people. Try it out, play some games and you will see how genius it actually is. And there are games there already and more are coming. Today's gamers whine too much n forums rather than actually playing games. I am positive about that.

Anyway. I want to see more of this before I decide. Perhaps try one episode. I liked ED but was not a very big fan of it. And I do wonder what Nintendo has to say about this (and if they have anything to do with it at all). Curious.

Hmmm... A little Monster Hunter time perhaps? ;)
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03 May 2013 16:03

Oh. My. God [this is true, not rumours, right?]! :o :D
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03 May 2013 16:11

http://www.precursorgames.com/shadowoftheeternals/cast/
Eh, Erzebeth Bathory? O-ô

Still... Denis Dyack... Yarck! >_<
I love Eternal Darkness so much... I want a sequel, but not a failed one... And with his track record (and the fact the trailer looks A LOT like the one they made using X-Men Destiny's money and is probably the same), I just can't have any good opinion toward that project...

Now I just hope Eternal Darkness 2 is the secret project of Retro. o_o
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03 May 2013 23:02

I'll wait 'til all episodes are out and judge reactions and possibly buy the whole thing in a bundle when it's done. I'm excited for it, but I'm very skeptical on how it will turn out.
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04 May 2013 02:26

Doesn't Nintendo own the Eternal Darkness IP? How could Dennis Dyack make a sequel through Kickstarter without Nintendo's permission?

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