Nintendo reregistered its trademark for Eternal Darkness

Shadow of the Eternals, Eternal Darkness' spiritual successor, might have some life in it, too.


Nintendo re-registered its trademark for Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, a survival horror game originally published exclusively on GameCube and developed by Silicon Knights, in 2002.

According to GameSpot, Nintendo submitted its application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 20.

The application referred to the game as "downloadable electronic software." This lends credence to reports that Nintendo will add GameCube titles to the Switch's Virtual Console, although no specific platform was listed in the application.

Predicated on sanity effects that manipulate both the player's character (such as causing limbs to fall off or blood oozing from the ceiling) and the player (such as turning the TV volume down or pretending to delete game progress), Eternal Darkness wove a chilling tale revolving around over a dozen playable characters and Lovecraftian themes and monsters.

Nintendo has renewed its trademark twice: once in 2010, and for the second time in 2013.

In related news, Eternal Darkness creator Dennis Dyack mentioned in 2016 that the game's spiritual successor, Shadow of the Eternals, was still on the table. Shadow of the Eternal debuted on Kickstarter in 2013, but failed to hit its funding goal.

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