The full slate of Nintendo Switch games has not been revealed yet. However, a trademark for Eternal Darkness may point towards a sequel.
News of a new iteration of the hit game came after a surprising move by Nintendo. The company has just re-registered a trademark for the famous horror title.
The application, which can be found in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, details some new aspects of the trademark. It has been submitted on December 20, 2016, just three weeks before the Switch’s reveal on January 12 to 13.
Eternal Darkness: Reboot, New Entry?
Nintendo’s application appears to mention something of a “downloadable electronic game software.” According to Game Spot, this may hint towards a virtual console re-release of the game. Sadly, no platform was cited in the application.
Regardless, it seems unlikely that the game (or games?) will be released on the Wii U or even the 3DS. The odds of it being a Switch game may be low at best, but it depends on Nintendo’s plans.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the Eternal Darkness trademark is pushed through. The game was re-registered back in 2010 and 2013. However, no “re-release” of the games has come out.
There is also no news about the game’s successor, Shadow of the Eternals. This was teased way back in 2013, but appears to have been shelved. Although creator Denis Dyack said in 2016 that the project is still alive, a failed Kickstarter campaign is not a good sign.
Nintendo Switch Games: Where Are They Now?
There appears to be an absence of an actual slate of Switch games. This is critical for the popularity of the console, as players will bank on these releases.
Regardless, there are hints of a third version of Pokemon Sun and Moon in the works. There may also be a new Mario game in 3D. Fans are also still clinging to a port for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Given that the Switch has third party support from other devs, only time will tell what its games will be.