It was announced earlier last month that a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was in development for the Wii U. The game in question, Shadow of the Eternals, received the Kickstarter and independent crowdfunding treatment, with a major target of $1.5 million.

However, the developer has admitted that if both means of supporting the game fail, the game's unlikely to move forward.

In a recent Reddit AMA with Shawn Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at Precursor Games, a fan of the series asked if the game will still be made should the crowdfunding campaign and Kickstarter prove to be unsuccessful:

Q: Will the game still be made if you don't reach the funding goal?

Jackson: Since we do not have any other source of funding, it is unlikely.

Jackson also mentioned that should the campaign break down, refunds will be made through the game's official website:

If the project does not reach it's goal on Kickstarter, we will refund all pledges made through PayPal on our own site.

At the time of writing, Shadow of the Eternals has only raised $277,278 between both methods, well short of its $1.5 million target, while former Silicon Knights main man Denis Dyack has even resorted to releasing a video to defend his reputation; it's been a troubled campaign. With just seventeen days to go, will it reach its goal? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.