Gamecube’s ‘Eternal Darkness’ May Return On Nintendo Switch

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You guys remember Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem? It was perhaps one of my personal favorites on Nintendo Gamecube. Well, we got some great news for you, Eternal Darkness fans. According to Gamespot, Nintendo submitted an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently on behalf of a trademark renewal.

Since Nintendo is about to unveil the Nintendo Switch, the action could be a prelude to the possibility of us getting a re-release or possible sequel to the cult game. The application specifically mentions “downloadable electronic game software.” This probably means we will be seeing a re-release, but anything is possible.

Even if it is just a re-release, it has been over a decade since its 2002 release. At this point any return would be a welcomed one. This wouldn’t be the first time we have seen a trademark extension from Nintendo for this title, but lets keep our fingers crossed that we see something sooner than later.

The game followed Alexandra Roivas, during her investigation of her grandfathers murder. While looking around a creepy mansion, she discovers a secret room that leads her to a book, similar to to the Necronomicon. The skin and bone bound book reveals stories that take you through history.  The more she reads the more she becomes entangled with sinister forces.

The game had a device that was ahead of its time. The ‘sanity meter,’ was reduced when encountering an enemy. The effects of losing your sanity, would distort your gameplay and play audible creepy sounds. The game also broke the fourth wall. If your sanity meter became low, the game would lower the volume on your tv, or fool you into thinking there were errors with your Gamecube.

With the Nintendo Switch just around the corner this is some exciting news. This re-release combined with the new Zelda game, could sway me into pre-ordering the new console.

What other games would you guys like to see return to Nintendo? Let us know in the comments below.

Trey grew up wedged in-between the aisles of a video store. After a Cronenbergian inspired sequence, He has officially become fused with both film and video games. He writes all things pop culture, and has accidentally kicked two sharks and lived. Give him a follow and Tweet him something not too judgy @TreyHilburn.