The last time the Eternal Darkness trademark hit the headlines, was June 2013 when Nintendo of America refiled the trademark which featured updated contents such as “downloadable electronic game programs” and “downloadable electronic game software” hinting that a eShop release was on the cards for this cult-classic GameCube game. It emerged today that Nintendo has now sent a request for an “extension of time to file a statement of use” meaning that while they may not be currently working on a project they wish to keep of the trademark for a later date.
The original developers behind the game left the original studio Silicon Knights to launch a new company called Precursor Games. Their first project was set to be a “spiritual successor” to Eternal Darkness, built using CryEngine 3 exclusively for Wii U & PC. The company launched two separate crowd-funding campaigns, but sadly both failed to raise the required funds. The team are currently still working on bringing the game to market, but in what format remains to be seen.