Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem was easily one of the best and most unique games to release for Nintendo’s GameCube. Developed by the now defunct Silicon Knights, this game was an absolute classic that was well-known for completely messing with the minds of players.
With its launch back in 2002, Eternal Darkness as a brand has now gone more than 10 years without a brand new addition. Nintendo owns the franchise and has say over where it goes next.
The big N has extended the trademark for Eternal Darkness once more, thus showing that they have interest in giving it some more life. Nintendo actually got the extension back in December of last year. It’s only now that the hawkeyes of the Internet, like NeoGAF user Malvingt2, have noticed that this went down with the Eternal Darkness TM.
While this doesn’t necessarily guarantee that Nintendo has plans to bring Eternal Darkness back from, ahem, insanity, it does mean that they are still interested in keeping the brand. Other game publishers have let trademarks terminate before.
If Nintendo wasn’t at least interested in working on a new Eternal Darkness, why extend the trademark?