Nintendo of America has filed another trademark for Eternal Darkness with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The trademark was filed on December 20, and covers both “video game software” and “downloadable electronic game software,” so it’s unclear if the company possibly intends to re-release the game on its Virtual Console platform. Also not mentioned was the specific home system the title could be coming to, although with Nintendo moving on to the Switch, it seems unlikely Wii U would be the target.
Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem released on the GameCube in 2002. Director Denis Dyack planned a spiritual successor via Precursor Games, but the project’s Kickstarter failed and the game was put on hold.
Of course, it’s not unusual for a company to file a trademark and have it all come to naught, so we’ll just have to wait and see what – if anything – Nintendo is planning to do with Eternal Darkness in the future.
Eternal Darkness is often rightly pinned as a landmark game, but I wonder how it would hold up nowadays.