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Rösti
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(12-24-2016, 08:39 PM)
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Some enemies from the game

On December 20, 2016, Nintendo of America Inc. filed in the US via the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a trademark application for "Eternal Darkness". The filing basis is 1B (Application based on intent to use), goods and services are related to game programs/software. The application entered the Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) yesterday on December 23, 2016.

Word Mark ETERNAL DARKNESS
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Downloadable electronic game programs; downloadable electronic game software; electronic game programs; electronic game software; video game programs; video game software
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 87274495
Filing Date December 20, 2016
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Nintendo of America Inc. CORPORATION WASHINGTON 4600 150th Avenue NE Redmond WASHINGTON 98052
Attorney of Record Jerald E. Nagae, Reg. No. 29,481
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Source: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=87...e=statusSearch

I have written several times about another trademark application (filed on July 23, 2013) regarding Eternal Darkness. US Serial Number 86017853, Eternal Darkness, is still in force but Nintendo has only until the end of the year (with a short grace period) to provide a Statement of Use, or else the application will be abandoned. Likely they will let such happen. However, there are some small differences between the old and the new application, mainly the goods and services. This could just be slightly updated terminology on USPTO's side, but still worth pointing out.

New application, US Serial Number 87274495, Eternal Darkness:

Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Downloadable electronic game programs; downloadable electronic game software; electronic game programs; electronic game software; video game programs; video game software

Old application, US Serial Number 86017853, Eternal Darkness:

IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game programs; computer game software; downloadable electronic game programs; downloadable electronic game software; electronic game programs; electronic game software; video game programs; video game software

As usual, a trademark application is not confirmation or denial of a product or service being developed. Nintendo's intentions in this case could be simply to retain the trademark for future use, or they could be actually working on a title set in the Eternal Darkness universe; it could be an HD remaster, a Virtual Console release or an entirely new game. What can be said is that Nintendo seems very keen on not losing the trademark allowing for anyone to try and register some game under that name.

Nintendo has approximately 36+ months (the older application has been in the system for around 42 months) to file a Statement of Use for this new application. Once the USPTO issues a Notice of Allowance they can start filing every six months calculated from the NoA Extensions of Time to File SOU.
Eolz
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(12-24-2016, 08:40 PM)
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Likely for the GC VC?
sir_bumble_bee
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(12-24-2016, 08:40 PM)
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Potential VC release?
purseowner
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(12-24-2016, 08:40 PM)
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Switch = Gamecube 2 begins.
DrWong
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(12-24-2016, 08:41 PM)
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Christmas thread :]
Persona7
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(12-24-2016, 08:41 PM)
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Hopefully a VC release leading to a sequel.
Kucan
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(12-24-2016, 08:42 PM)
Most likely either a potential VC game or just locking the trademark down.
Roo
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(12-24-2016, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Persona7

Hopefully a VC release leading to a sequel.

This so much!!!
wild wild rice
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(12-24-2016, 08:42 PM)
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Ah yes, Retro's new game.
Kouriozan
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(12-24-2016, 08:43 PM)
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The IP that refused to die.
Hoping for GC VC as well!
Ridley327
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(12-24-2016, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

Likely for the GC VC?

I should think so. Nintendo isn't likely to do anything else with the IP, and I imagine that ED gets requested a lot for any potential GC VC.
Phoenixus
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(12-24-2016, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

Likely for the GC VC?

What a launch game that would be.
Plumpbiscuit
(12-24-2016, 08:44 PM)
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Probably a digital release on the Switch or something.
gate stormer
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(12-24-2016, 08:44 PM)
Dennis Dyack as an unlockable character. Dennis Dyack Amiibo confirmed!
Crayons
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(12-24-2016, 08:44 PM)
I have been seeing these threads for what, 5 years now?


They aren't doing anything with the IP.
Dusk Golem
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(12-24-2016, 08:45 PM)
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I'm pretty sure they filed to not lose the trademark, though of course hope they do something with Eternal Darkness. I'd even take an HD Remaster.

I'd like to believe they renew the trademark every year as they plan to do sonething with it, but this has been going on for many years now.
Last edited by Dusk Golem; 12-24-2016 at 08:48 PM.
N.Grim
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(12-24-2016, 08:46 PM)
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The dream never dies
Mihael Mello Keehl
(12-24-2016, 08:47 PM)
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This thread pop up the same time evey year



Anyways they bringing it back, or its retros game.
I also say this every year.
Yukinari
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(12-24-2016, 08:49 PM)
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Gamecube VC would be the time to put this trademark to use.
AcceptableGhost
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(12-24-2016, 08:57 PM)
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I mean, if they do Gamecube VC then of course they will throw this up eventually.
MrT-Tar
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(12-24-2016, 08:59 PM)
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GC VC release is very likely at this point. Which is exciting for me, as I never played the game first time round.

hopefully the Baten Kaitos games will be re-released too
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Litri
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(12-24-2016, 09:01 PM)
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Please, be it for Switch VC.
Movalpolos
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(12-24-2016, 09:01 PM)
New game to help sell the system I hope.
sphinx
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(12-24-2016, 09:02 PM)
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sorry to rain on the parade but means absolutely nothing.

they do this every time it will expire.

I wished we'd get a remaster or maybe even a remake of this, like Resident evil 1<->REmake

that would be something worth checking out.
Ridley327
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(12-24-2016, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Movalpolos

New game to help sell the system I hope.

I don't think anyone should be allowed to run a company if they think a sequel to Eternal Darkness would be a system seller. The original was not a big seller in the slightest.
Mithos
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(12-24-2016, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Litri

Please, be it for Switch REmake.

Fixed. ;P I wish...
Oregano
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(12-24-2016, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

I don't think anyone should be allowed to run a company if they think a sequel to Eternal Darkness would be a system seller. The original was not a big seller in the slightest.

Pftt it will after Nintendo releases Eternal Darkness GO on the App store. It gaslights you for real.
OnPoint
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(12-24-2016, 09:09 PM)
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Would love a Switch remake.

Will likely be VC.
BumblebeeCody
(12-24-2016, 09:10 PM)
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I kinda hope not for a GC release but a remaster because god is that combat the worst. It's awful as all hell.

Originally Posted by Oregano

Pftt it will after Nintendo releases Eternal Darkness GO on the App store. It gaslights you for real.

Hallucinate on the go with AR??
"Oh shit did my subscription to PornHub revert back to normal? Oh no, it was the Eternal Darkness Go App making me hallucinate with my low sanity meter. Oh you"
Last edited by BumblebeeCody; 12-24-2016 at 09:12 PM.
-Mutsukki-
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(12-24-2016, 09:11 PM)
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GC VC is real


But whatever the reason they're doing this I'm happy, always wanted to play this
deriks
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(12-24-2016, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

Likely for the GC VC?

I believe so. Let's wait.
James Scott
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(12-24-2016, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by BumblebeeCody

I kinda hope not for a GC release but a remaster because god is that combat the worst. It's awful as all hell.



Hallucinate on the go with AR??
"Oh shit did my subscription to PornHub revert back to normal? Oh no, it was the Eternal Darkness Go App making me hallucinate with my low sanity meter. Oh you"

Would probably require a remake to fix the game and it's honestly not worth the resources.
VDenter
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(12-24-2016, 09:15 PM)
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Nintendo Give me the Best horror Video game ever made!

Sequel would be nice i have been waiting for about 12 years now!
Mariolee
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(12-24-2016, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by wild wild rice

Ah yes, Retro's new game.

I would die of happiness.
Kai Dracon
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(12-24-2016, 09:15 PM)
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Eternal Trademark
RedToad64
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(12-24-2016, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by sphinx

sorry to rain on the parade but means absolutely nothing.

they do this every time it will expire.

I wished we'd get a remaster or maybe even a remake of this, like Resident evil 1<->REmake

that would be something worth checking out.

Originally Posted by Mihael Mello Keehl

This thread pop up the same time evey year



Anyways they bringing it back, or its retros game.
I also say this every year.

Originally Posted by Crayons

I have been seeing these threads for what, 5 years now?


They aren't doing anything with the IP.

Yeah, expect nothing from this. Nintendo is just securing their own trademark.
Kayhan
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(12-24-2016, 09:19 PM)
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Free Dennis
GhostTrick
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(12-24-2016, 09:19 PM)
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This is like one of Nintendo's most boring IPs. I never understood the appeal, really. Them not making a 2nd one is okay in my book. There's like a dozen far better IP that could get a new game with a proper budget.
sixteen-bit
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(12-24-2016, 09:20 PM)
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switch vc?
Dusk Golem
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(12-24-2016, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhostTrick

This is like one of Nintendo's most boring IPs. I never understood the appeal, really. Them not making a 2nd one is okay in my book. There's like a dozen far better IP that could get a new game with a proper budget.

I disagree with the sentiment but personal taste of course plays a role here. Of course, I also think the IP has a lot of potential to be explored further. The original has aged in ways but there's very few games like it.
Garlador
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(12-24-2016, 09:29 PM)
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"Damn their eyes! The darkness comes!"

Make it happen, Nintendo.

Originally Posted by Dusk Golem

I disagree with the sentiment but personal taste of course plays a role here. Of course, I also think the IP has a lot of potential to be explored further. The original has aged in ways but there's very few games like it.

I'd love a remake. The original has brilliant ideas, but its graphics were beyond dated, even at release.

Last edited by Garlador; 12-24-2016 at 09:36 PM.
Nairume
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(12-24-2016, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kayhan

Free Dennis

Let's not give him more opportunity to harass the Retronauts crew.
Neoxon
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(12-24-2016, 09:30 PM)
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Probably for GameCube VC on the Switch.
DMONKUMA
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(12-24-2016, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by wild wild rice

Ah yes, Retro's new game.

Please no. Nothing against the game personally but I would like to see them try their hand at a New IP.
Last edited by DMONKUMA; 12-24-2016 at 09:39 PM.
SS4Gogita
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(12-24-2016, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMONKUMA

Please no. Nothing against the game personally but I would like to see them try their hand at a New IP instead of an established one.

I would hardly call one game that released 14 years ago an "established IP".

I would totally be up for a sequel or a VC release. Basically anything that gives us more ED.
Realeza
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(12-24-2016, 09:37 PM)
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ED2 by Retro Studios.
Dark Cloud
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(12-24-2016, 09:51 PM)
I keep telling people this is what Retro Studios is making. I can feel it.
MattKeil
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(12-24-2016, 09:52 PM)
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Eternal Darkness Run for mobile platforms, out Q3 2017.

Originally Posted by SS4Gogita

I would totally be up for a sequel or a VC release. Basically anything that gives us more ED.

Phrasing!
Inspectah_Deck
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(12-24-2016, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhostTrick

This is like one of Nintendo's most boring IPs. I never understood the appeal, really. Them not making a 2nd one is okay in my book. There's like a dozen far better IP that could get a new game with a proper budget.

Retro with a Lovecraft/Cthulu themed game sounds pretty awesome to me.
The_Ayertosco
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(12-24-2016, 10:00 PM)
Good. But i want Geist now.

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