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Shadow of the Eternals

Denis Dyack, known for spearheading the likes of Eternal Darkness at Silicon Knights many years ago, tried to make the new project Shadow of the Eternals happen during the Wii U era. Dyack and his team were looking to fund their project on Kickstarter, but unfortunately missed out on the funding goal. There’s always been some uncertainty over the game since then, but Dyack has finally provided a mostly definitive update.

The bottom line is that Shadow of the Eternals isn’t happening anytime soon. Dyack told IGN that “it’s not canceled, but it is also not going to be in active development for a while.”

Dyack announced a latest game Deadhaus Sonata from his new development studio, Apocalypse. He says it’s “targeting all platforms,” though it’s unclear if Switch is included.

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Denis Dyack has been saying that Shadow of the Eternals is still alive, and that’s proven today with a new “1942” teaser video of sorts. Not much is shown, do we are able to see “Bathory’s Castle”. View the video below.

Eternal Darkness creator Denis Dyack spoke with YouTube user SuperMetaldave64 in a new podcast published today. Dyack gave an update on the Shadow of the Eternals project, his experience working with Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata, his excitement for NX, and more.

Here are a few excerpts:

On Shadow of the Eternals…

“There’s likely to be some announcements in the not-too-distant future. When we actually do it, I can’t say at this point, but I do think that there’s going to be a couple of shockers coming. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the responses are. We’re really excited. And remember as well, our company we’re not just doing games, so we’re pairing with television and film as well so it’ll be a myriad of things coming out on some of the things that we’re doing. It’s going to be very different.”

Eternal Darkness creator Denis Dyack attempted to fund a spiritual successor to that game, Shadow of the Eternals, back in 2013. But after two failed Kickstarter campaigns, its future remained unclear. Dyack did mention that Shadow of the Eternals was still in the works back in 2013 – and even teased “big plans for the future.”

Dyack still says that Shadow of the Eternals is a thing. He now has his own YouTube channel known as “The Quantum Tunnel”, and noted during a podcast that it’s still alive. Dyack also believes “extremely unethical” games journalism caused the project to lose out on crowdfunding a few years ago.

Shadow of the Eternals was originally planned for Wii U. If the game ever does get made, it’s unclear whether that console would still be included as a target platform.

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Shadow of the Eternals is a new passion project from Eternal Darkness creator Denis Dyack. Dyack, along with the rest of his team, hoped to achieve funding via Kickstarter. Two campaigns launched in 2013, but both unfortunately failed to reach their funding goals.

We last heard about Shadow of the Eternals last October. The project is now in development at Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc., which was founded by Dyack. Other than that, things have been pretty quiet

However, Dyack once again commented on Shadow of the Eternals while speaking with Niche Gamer. When asked about its funding status, he stated:

Well, we can’t talk about that right now. But there will be announcements in the future. The bottom line is we’re really excited on where we’re going, things are very quiet, and probably will continue to be quiet but they’re going well. Please stay tuned, and we’ll update everyone as soon as we can. I wish I could say more, but you know the drill with the industry, right?

Additionally, when asked if a potential re-reveal is planned, and whether we’ll see the game soon, Dyack said:

Well, it all depends on what your definition of soon is. [laughs]

Rather than tease, I would just say that we believe in the project and we’re doing everything we can to see this project – and other projects – some of which are really great as well, get out there. We’ve got some big plans for the future, and we’re being very aggressive on some things, and we’re really looking forward to see how things roll out.

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IGN has published a report confirming that development of Shadow of the Eternals is back on. It’s being made by Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc. – otherwise known as “QE2” – which was founded by Denis Dyack.

QE2 will develop video games as well as movies and television programming. Dyack is with the company as chief creative officer.

As for Shadow of the Eternals, it’s in active production. There are plans to expand the game into additional entertainment fields.

“(We’re) looking at it from a film and television side,” Dyack teased to IGN. “We’ve got more going on that we’re just not ready to talk about yet.”

Shadow of the Eternals was originally slated for Wii U. We’re hoping that’s still the case!

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Shadow of the Eternals was an interesting project. It was created as a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, and even had Denis Dyack – the director of the GameCube game – on board for the new title.

Precursor Games hoped to fund Shadow of the Eternals on Kickstarter, but failed twice. That ultimately led to the studio putting its game on hold indefinitely.

It’s rather interesting then that Shadow of the Eternals has returned (potentially anyway) in an unexpected manner. IGN uploaded the trailer above to its YouTube channel a short while ago without any sort of announcement regarding the game’s return. The video also showcases “Quantum Entanglement Entertainment” as the apparent developer.

Who are these guys? A quick Google search yields no results. Is Shadow of the Eternals back in development with Quantum Entanglement Entertainment at the helm? Has Precursor morphed into this new studio? Hopefully we’ll receive some answers soon!

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