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Silicon Knight Working On Something (Tentatively) Splendid

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Dennis Dyack, President of Silicon Knights, recently sat down with Gamesindustry.biz to discuss Too Human, his belief that the game was unjustifiably given a "bad rap," and the looming court case against Epic Games. According to the article, Silicon Knights battled Epic's shoddy Unreal Engine support, resulting from the latter's decision to shift resources toward the original Gears of War, and necessitating that Silicon Knights "rewrite an entire game engine" during development. The finished product was met with lukewarm reviews: Metacritic shows an average of 65/100 from critics, and 7.1/10 from readers.

Yet buried in the interview lies a sumptuous, newsworthy little morsel, with Dyack mentioning that despite a smaller staff, "We're working on an IP that's our most requested and we're really excited about that." Like clockwork, speculation has it that this may be the long-awaited Eternal Darkness 2. To add some weight to this notion, VG247 points out that:

Silicon Knights has been involved in three prominent IPs. Of these, The Legacy of Kain is owned by Square Enix and a Soul Reaver title rumored to be in the works at Crystal Dynamics, making it an unlikely possibility, and Too Human was an expensive critical and commercial flop.

For those living in a soundproof chamber, buried under roughly half a mile of equal parts rock and sand, the game has a devoted cult following. One of the most memorable games of the Gamecube era, Eternal Darkness was praised for its Lovecraftian horror, much strangeness (including the famed "sanity meter"), and further standing out as an original psychological horror game on the Gamecube. We'll have to wait for an official announcement, but given another installment in the Too Human series seems unlikely - whatever one's stance on the Silicon Knights/Epic brouhaha, gamers haven't exactly been painting "we want Too Human 2" across the night sky - and Legacy of Kain seemingly unfeasible, it looks like fans of Eternal Darkness might be getting the sequel they've been waiting for.

4 Comments

hangedman1984 said:

please, please let them be working on Eternal Darkness 2

Nexus said:

I really hope they don't screw up with Soul Reaver.
Though if it's actually going to be some Soul Reaver reboot I'm going to be disappointed.
I love the whole Legacy of Kain series and that includes Raziel, but I'd want to play as Kain.
And I'm a bit afraid that they're going to screw up one of my most loved game series.
The original LoK and Defiance especially were brilliant games.

As for Eternal Darkness, I still need to play the first game.

Rosa said:

Oh god, this would be amazing. I absolutely loved ED, one of the best original IPs of the last decade. (or so.) More of the goddess of insanity, please, she was freaking amazing.

LordoftheAvenue said:

Umm, I don't know why I'm the only one saying this but I'd really like Too Human 2, with co-op. Kthnx.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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