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Silicon Knights Working on "Most Requested Title" for Next Gen

Posted by James Newton

What could it be?

Silicon Knights has had a torrid time in recent years: after years of development, its first Xbox 360 game Too Human met a tepid critical and commercial reaction, and its most recent release X-Men Destiny didn't fare much better. Things weren't always like this, though: the studio did a great job with Konami revamp Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, but there's only one title Nintendo fans associate with the Canadian developer — Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Despite vast amounts of love for the original, it's never seen a follow-up, but our hopes are up again after a Silicon Knights spokesperson had this to say recently:

The company is currently refocusing and returning to its roots, working on one of its most requested titles for the next generation.

While nobody's mentioned the name Eternal Darkness 2, it seems the most likely candidate for a next generation revamp and a perfect fit for the Wii U controller — or, even better, the Wii Vitality Sensor.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (39)

jerryo

#2

jerryo said:

it better be this game however when they parted ways with nintendo they said bitter words! so i doubt they would develop for nintendo again. as a matter of pride! (yeah things like that exist in the business world too)

shingi_70

#3

shingi_70 said:

They Just layed off a good number of their Staff. They made a franchise game so terrible that it didn't even sell. Im just not looking forward to what they do next. I give it a year before the studio goes the way of factor five.

Dyack should have stayed with nintendo.

ThumperUK

#5

ThumperUK said:

I've never understood why SIlicon Knights never re-released Eternal Darkness for the Wii. They could easily have done a quick 'Play Control' style makeover of the controls, and made a tidy sum from it.

It would be great if they re-did the game for the 3DS, or a new game for the WiiU (or both!)

shingi_70

#6

shingi_70 said:

@5

Nintendo owns the Eternal Darkness IP not Sllicon Knights. Plus Knight left nintendo with some bad blood. The Wii wasn't powerful enough to run Too Human and Dyack didn't like the casual direction that the Wii was going in and he thought it was going to fail. Same thing happened to Factor 5 but they were still open to working with nintendo before they died.

motang

#7

motang said:

Well it is going to take them sometime to do it as they cut their staff by 75%.

Shiryu

#9

Shiryu said:

Sadly remebering recent Silicon Knights offerings, I wonder if they still remember how to make a game that awesome...

Rapadash6

#12

Rapadash6 said:

It has to be ED2. Question is will it be a Nintendo exclusive? Considering the problems the developer is currently facing, it seems unlikely Nintendo has stepped in with a request for this game. Otherwise, they wouldn't be having those financial woes.

SilentJ

#13

SilentJ said:

Please let it be so! This would be my number one most wanted game EVER! I would definitely get Wii U for it.

Zach

#15

Zach said:

If they make ED2, they'll go from financial woes to financial WHOAs.

Ben_Rage_V2

#16

Ben_Rage_V2 said:

The original Legacy of Kain is one of my top ten psone games of all time. Remake it for the 3DS!!! Then make Eternal Darkness 2 for the Wii U! Do it. Do it now.

Sabrewing

#17

Sabrewing said:

See, if they had made ED2 in the first place, they wouldn't have had to lay off 100 people.

Link79

#18

Link79 said:

If this means what I think it does then all I can say is...
IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!
An Eternal Darkness sequel is looooooong overdue.
Say what you want I absolutely loved that game!
How many games will pretend to erase your save file just to screw with your head? None that I remember. Awesome game!

WolfRamHeart

#19

WolfRamHeart said:

I'm excited to hear this news but at the same time I am concerned that it won't be anywhere near as good as the original Eternal Darkness. Silicon Knights isn't exactly making quality games anymore. Then again they did make their best stuff when they were doing it for Nintendo. Here's hoping!

TheGreenSpiny

#20

TheGreenSpiny said:

I think Dennis Dyak is delusional again and he means Too Human 2. (Remember it's part of a EPIC trilogy!) :D

This one's up to Nintendo whether or not they make another one. They could surprise us with a Wii U game, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Personally, if they did make it, I'd love to see Wii Remote plus and nunchuk support.

daznsaz

#21

daznsaz said:

hope so would be good to get freaked out again.especially with a screen in your hands aswell

Popyman

#23

Popyman said:

Hopefully they can pull themselves together, it's been ages since they last made something worthwhile. They've had a downward spiral even worse than Rare.

sykotek

#24

sykotek said:

It's obvious they are talking about their next project...

TWO HUMAN

@lockelocke: (below) I didn't read Kotaku, just making a joke and hoping they're not being delusional about what is actually a requested sequel.

Maggots

#25

Maggots said:

Yeah... but wasn't the "HD Remake" of Final Fantasy X based on "popular demand" ... Yeah, cause I'm sure FFX is more popular and needs a remake more than Final Fantasy VII... sarcasm... If they're popular demand is based on the same stuff as Square Enix then we'll probably end up with "Too Human: Too"

Henmii

#26

Henmii said:

That must be Eternal darkness, no doubt. If it comes to Wii u has yet to be seen, but it's possible!

lockelocke

#28

lockelocke said:

This has got me super super stoked, but there's no mention of what Silicon Knights intends to do with their "upcoming project." It's just as likely to end up on Sony or Microsoft hardware as it is to end up on Wii U. Just sayin'

lockelocke

#29

lockelocke said:

@sykotek
If you read the Kotaku article, they talk about the Too Human sequel and this mysterious upcoming "back to their roots" project as two separate games.

Warioware

#31

Warioware said:

Have they confirmed it as a Nintendo title? Seems more likely to be another Blood Omen installment to me.

TheAmazingRaccoon

#32

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese be Eternal Darkness 2.
If they are really are going back to their roots maybe they will resurrect production of blood omen 3 (even though they havent been involved in the series since the first one).
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese be Eternal Darkness 2.

PoTher

#34

PoTher said:

I was wondering that myself. I mean, with Rare, Nintendo could easily have kept, say, Conker mainly because the character first appeared in a Nintendo franchise (Diddy Kong Racing). But, Nintendo acknowledged Conker as being a Rare creation and therefor let them keep him. Nintendo could more easily have let SK keep Eternal Darkness (though the ED IP is worth so much more than Conker). Also, Too Human was slated for the GameCube, so I wonder how much, if any, Nintendo had their magical fingers in that before SK took it away.

Regardless of who owns the rights, I hope ED does get a sequel, lives up to its predecessor, and graces a Nintendo console.

Kage_88

#35

Kage_88 said:

I guess Silicon Knights' new game would either have to be Eternal Darkness 2 or Blood Omen/Soul Reaver...either way, this is promising news!

Maybe they should do an MGS 2 or 4 remake for Wii U - it seems weird Nintendo gamers only have parts one and three...

vherub

#36

vherub said:

I'm cautiously optimistic that Nintendo will be involved and co-develop another Eternal Darkness game.

MeloMan

#38

MeloMan said:

ED2. I guess the story had enough of a loophole to do more in the series... but if they manage to pull it off, I damn sure would NOT mind an ED2.

Gameday

#39

Gameday said:

I loved eternal darkness , scarey stuff. I was playing it when re1 remake for cube came out and i was getting my thrills on both games. So id like to see if they can top that experience.

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