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Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter relaunches July 25

Postponed crowd funding project to get back underway

The postponed Kickstarter campaign for Precursor Games's Eternal Darkness successor, Shadow of the Eternals, will re-launch on July 25.

"We're very excited to finally be able to announce the re-launch date of our Kickstarter Campaign, going live on July 25," said the developer in an official statement.


"We really want to thank our community and followers for the unwavering support and patience over the past few weeks - it's been a huge inspiration and motivator for us," it added. "Your feedback has been instrumental in many ways throughout the process of creating the new campaign and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store for you all."

The developer put the crowd funding campaign on hold on June 6. Having launched on May 14, and with just 14 days until its June 19 deadline, the Kickstarter campaign had only managed to raise $127,066 of a $1,350,000 goal. Combined with pledges via the game's official site, total funding at the time of writing had only reached $284,636.

Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci said at the time that the withdrawal came in light of "new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned".

It's still unclear exactly what those 'exciting opportunities' entail. Given the Wii U's ongoing struggle commercially, we suspect a possible expansion to additional platforms.

First announced in May for Wii U and PC, and described as a spiritual successor to GameCube classic Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals will span 12 chapters and star Paul Becker, a detective called in to tackle a deadly clash between two rival cults. A Shadow of the Eternals gameplay video was released alongside the game's announcement.