Nintendo Files New Trademark for Eternal Darkness Prior to January 12 Event

Nintendo has filed a new trademark for Eternal Darkness, roughly a week from their planned unveiling event for the Nintendo Switch console.

While Nintendo has attempted to re-file this mark over the years to avoid the trademark being abandoned, the most recent time they’ve been awarded this mark was on December 20th of last year.

Released for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2002, the game became a cult classic and helped raise the bar for psychological and horror games. The game’s progenitor, Denis Dyack, moved on to create a spiritual successor named Shadow of the Eternals, which he still plans to fully release.

This is pure speculation here, but perhaps Nintendo has some kind of HD port of the game planned for the Nintendo Switch? We’ll find out next week.

The January 12th event will go down at 8PM Pacific / 11PM Eastern, and will be livestreamed via During the event we’ll get information like pricing, hardware specs, and the console’s launch roster of games.


Brandon Orselli


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