Eternal Darkness, a cult classic horror game released for the GameCube back in 2002, has had its license renewed by Nintendo recently. On the 20th of December, Nintendo filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Re-register the trademark for the title, curiously close to the Switch Direct.

That could very well just be speculation, however, as it isn’t the first time they’ve renewed the trademark for Eternal Darkness. They did it back in 2010, and then following in 2013, with no news on anything related to a HD remake of the game. The application for renewal specifically states “downloadable electronic game software”. That’s pretty specific in that it means virtual releases, which does suggest a possible virtual console release, or whatever virtual console will be called under the Switch.


Eternal Darkness does have a sequel probably in the works that ran a Kickstarter campaign back in 2013, dubbed Shadow of the Eternals. This campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, however, and the project was assumed dead until last year when lead developer Denis Dyack stated that it’s still kicking, although not many more details were given on the game than that.


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