Could Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem be getting its long-awaited sequel? Developer Silicon Knights says that they're bringing back its "most requested" IP in their next game.
"We're really excited and we're working on our next generation stuff," Silicon Knights' Dennis Dyack told GI.biz. "We're working on an IP that's our most requested and we're really excited about that."
"We're smaller, obviously and we're going back to our roots. I'm really looking forward to a point in time when we can talk about it, it's just not today. That's the current state of things. I think the state of our demise has been greatly exaggerated. Here we are. We're here."
Silicon Knights has seen better days. Its most recent release, X-Men Destiny, was panned by critics. A few years earlier, they released Too Human, which flopped in spite of its lengthy development.
SK actually created the Legacy of Kain series in 1996 with Blood Omen. However, the license of that series is owned by Square Enix. Rumor has it that Square's subsidiary is working on a reboot of that franchise. Therefore, SK's new game is probably based on another series.
One possibility is that they're making a follow-up to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. The psychological horror GameCube game was the first Nintendo-published title to ever be rated "Mature." Though it didn't sell particularly well, it became a cult classic. SK has previously hinted at a sequel so perhaps they're finally doing it.
It's probably too late in the Wii's life cycle for a new Eternal Darkness. I think Nintendo would love a game like that for Wii U, though. It fits the "hardcore" image that they're trying to create for the console.