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News: Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases Hope of Franchise Return

Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases Hope of Franchise Return

"Product or service research or development" is an "ongoing effort"

Some of you may have heard this before — Nintendo has renewed a trademark application for Eternity Darkness, the highly regarded GameCube title that pushed boundaries and provided a unique experience on the console. The latest renewal, the second of this particular record, has...

News: Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks

Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks

Could they be Guild 03 related?

Level-5's Guild 02 titles are already out in Japan and are on their way to the West. The Starship Damrey will be released first - 16th May in North America - and will be followed by Bugs vs. Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. There's been no official news on any development of a Guild 03 series...

News: Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village in Japan

Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village in Japan

Are we looking at another life-sim?

It's fair to say that life simulation games are fairly popular in Japan. The 3DS currently has two big hitters tearing up the sales charts with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fantasy Life - both of which sold out at a staggering rate. This success has no doubt piqued the interest of several publishers and...

News: Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark

Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark

A sequel could yet see the light of day

Released in 2002 on the GameCube, survival horror title Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem became an instant cult classic. Since then there have been glimpses of evidence that a sequel would eventually come to be, but up to now it hasn't happened. The game has come excruciatingly close to a sequel and now,...

News: Wave Race Trademark Resurfaces

Wave Race Trademark Resurfaces

New wave?

Nintendo of America has updated the trademark for watery racing series Wave Race. But don't get your wetsuit on just yet — there's no confirmation of a new game for now. The trademark was renewed as of mid-August, according to Trademarkia. It's possible that there's a new entry into the series coming, but it could also be a case of...

News: New Trademark for Eternal Darkness

New Trademark for Eternal Darkness

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for this Gamecube classic?

Kotaku.com spotted the re-upping for the trade mark of the highly lauded GameCube title, Eternal Darkness. That means ... what, exactly? Nintendo is considering a new title for the Wii? Can you imagine motion control to deal with Sanity effects? Or is this just Nintendo squatting on the trademark to keep it eternally in the dark?..

News: Nintendo Trademarks "WiiRelax"

Nintendo Trademarks "WiiRelax"

Could this be the Vitality Sensor's first game?

There's a lot Nintendo still needs to explain about their upcoming Vitality Sensor peripheral, which was announced at E3 and then plunged into media darkness. Like how it'll be implemented in a game, or what upcoming games will even support the device. During some European trademark probing, Siliconera...