Nintendo filed for a trademark for “Eternal Darkness” on December 20 according to a document submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The filing could be related the Nintendo Switch’s reported ability to play GameCube games. Kickstarters for a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem never got off the ground.

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I hope Eternal Darkness does get re-released so people can then see how terrible of a game it really was when it’s not on a console desperate for “mature, gritty” games.

The game had its charm but by no means was it EVER revolutionary or inspiring. Interesting at best. Terribly flawed and often stupid in reality.

Though, I will say, despite expecting the unexpected, it did very convincingly corrupt my memory card. It also helped I was a poor kid then using a 3rd party card, but even knowing the game could do just about anything during “insanity” I was still caught off guard before remembering its shtick.

But, as well done as that was, it didn’t make up for all the terribly average to bad game design before that.

Basically, there’s a precise reason why Eternal Darkness never got greenlit again. It’s a bad game.