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Rumour: Nintendo cancels Eternal Darkness 2 following Silicon Knights’ lawsuit loss

Monday, 11th June 2012 10:43 GMT By Matt Williams

According to rumours, Nintendo has chosen to cease production of a sequel to Eternal Darkness following the outcome of Silicon Knights’ legal battle with Epic Games.

According to the rumours, posted on NeoGAF, Nintendo has chosen to jump ship due to Silicon Knights’ rising debt, compounded by last week’s jury decision that ruled in Epic’s favour.

“When Nintendo saw that they would need to pay an additional 10 million USD to have the company survive that develops the game, they didn’t seem to like it, especially as they wouldn’t get anything in return,” user Shiggy posted. “NCL reviewed its decision and it appears as if Eternal Darkness 2 is cancelled for now.”

Production of the title was seemingly revealed earlier this year when Silicon Knights boss Dennis Dyack announced that the company had commenced work on a next-gen title based on the studio’s “most requested” IP.

Thanks, Games On Net.

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  1. absolutezero

    Well done Dennis. That could have possibly saved the studio.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Nicolas Pottier

    So, Kickstart ?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. locus2k1

    FFS

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Specialist89

    Business is Business. Even the wildest and most requested “dreams” couldn’t stand against a total lack of funds.

    The Silicon Knights should really consider the kickstarter market. With the last titles that they brought to the market being bad in terms of quality, another “fall” could seriously damage their working capacity.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    Wait a second.

    “According to the rumours, posted on NeoGAF”

    Yeah, I stopped at NeoGAF.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Telepathic.Geometry

    If it’s true, Dyack has descended to some new circle of his own personal hell…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. itsucks

    Ha ha ha, at least sell that IP Nintendon’t.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Is it just me or Silicon Knights has been on a suicidal path for the last 4-5 years?

    First they release the disappointing Too Human after more than 5 years of delays, switching platforms from PS1 to GameCube to… . Then sue Epic. Then they release that HORRIBLE X-Men Destiny and now they’re almost dead.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. viralshag

    Dyack, Thu, Mar 31, 2011:

    “Silicon Knights has always wanted to have our focus be on making great games, not litigation. This ruling will allow us to have our day in court, before a jury, and to shine the light publicly on Epic’s conduct. We are very confident the jury will see the truth behind Epic’s actions.”

    Ouch.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. shogoz

    Another example showing they should have signed Rareware when they had the chance instead of this stupid company. What a bunch of dumbfucks. Since Microsoft bought up Rareware and they became a part of Microsoft studios the games they’ve produced usually average a 7/10 when reviewed instead of a constant 8 or 9/10. You had your chance Nintendo and you fucked it again what a surprise and now Rareware hardly get any good reviews compared to the n64 days since going on with Microsoft. thanks microsoft for fucking my most favourite and loved company up the ass and i hope you die assholes

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    #10 i think nintendo sold Rare because they knew the talented people did left the company, prior or during the transaction with microsoft, and they didnt want or had the resources to wait for their rise again, which in my eyes they did with banjo nuts and bolts, i hope rare can come to their former self once again, even if it is not with nintendo, it is for the best of us the gamers.

    Regarding this trend, i think nintendo should either way do it, go with silicon knights and support this game, even if they lose money in the process, i think a game like this could be a system seller for a big amount of gamers out there, therefore in the end it wouldnt be much of a lost in the end of the day IMHO.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DSB

    So how big of an idiot is Dyack? Pretty big, I’d say.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. itsucks

    @shogoz: you’re welcome, pieceofshit3.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. dreamcastnews

    Pretty sure actually, that Nintendo had only a part stake in Rare making them a second party developer and Microsoft bought Rare’s stake of the company making at one point, a Microsoft/Nintendo owned company… I believe Nintendo then sold their stake also to Microsoft for silly money – an offer they’d be stupid to refuse.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    Let me correct you, itsucks. It’s your opinion, and opinions can’t be wrong but the thing is called ‘Playstation3′. This is one time I disagree with you, otherwise spot on.

    Silicon Knights didn’t lose anything, it was a part of a social experiment. Epic just didn’t get it.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. manamana

    If its true, its really sad on many levels.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Sini

    ED was meh, and SK should have closed down after Too Flop released.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. shogoz

    @itsucks Dude i dont even know what you mean lol

    #18 2 years ago