Eternal Darkness: Sanity's REquiem
Published by: Nintendo®
Release Date: June 2002
Platform: Nintendo GameCube™
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem continues our focus on detailed story line, sophisticated artistry, advanced technology, complex sound design and enthralling gameplay. Its progressive, mature storyline provides a dark backdrop for a dark world teetering on the edge of ruin. A brave young woman, Alexandra Roivas, is thrust into a battle for survival. The story is historically based and features many significant real world events and locations: the blood soaked fields of the Somme, the jungle-ridden temples of Angkor Wat, the deserts of Persia, and the haunted vales of Rhode Island are only a few of the areas you will explore in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. The evil that is the Eternal Darkness permeates every part of our world!
"Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is my favorite GameCube title to date. It is also one of my favorite videogames of all time... an amazing achievement that shouldn't be overlooked." - Matt Casamassina, IGN
- Mature "psychological" thriller story line
- 12 Playable Characters spanning over 2000 years of history
- Revolutionary Sanity System
- Advanced, dramatic camera system
Winner of the 2003 AIAS award for Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development.
Eternal Darkness hits #96 on the 2006 Top 100 Games of All Time
An Ancient Evil
Long before humanity graced the Universe with its ideas, the Earth belonged to another species. An ancient species - unbound by physics or nature, purpose or ethic. Through the shifting of time, the relentless advance of ice and continental plate, this species was driven into the recesses of the world - to lie dormant, until such time as the conditions were right for its return.
The innocent human race, safe in its blind superiority, is oblivious to the danger it walks amongst. The Ancients want to reclaim the Earth as their own, and have taken great pains to ensure their reign in the dawn of the new millennium.
Secret Societies, hungry for power and domination, mad with their obsession, seek to restore the Ancients to their former mastery. Over the aeons the sects have been active, scheming and plotting in the darkness, worshipping entities and attempting to summon them, through arcane magicks, blood and sacrifice.
Of these groups, few stories are told. Those who know too much perish swiftly, hunted and murdered to preserve the secrets.
Beyond mankind's limited comprehension.
An incomprehensible war, hidden by secrets and plagued by death.
Innocents, who will be tainted. Hunted, murdered, martyred...
A Legacy of Darkness
From beneath the secrets of time and space, the story of the Eternal Darkness unfolds, echoed through twelve chosen souls. Twelve people, their fates inextricably entwined with the destiny of the human race, fight an incomprehensible war against the malignant regime of the Ancients.
From a benevolent monk during the paranoia of the Inquisition, to a Special Forces commando deep behind enemy lines, the Chosen Few find their lives torn apart by the unseen evil, and are forced to confront their fears without reward or glory. Their sacrifice will be extreme - such is the cost of saving humanity.
The human mind is a fragile thing at best and confronting the numbing power of the Ancients is no small feat. These poor souls will find the very concept of reality challenged, even fractured in the yawning maw of insanity. Some will fail, while others will brave the grim dangers of their shattered minds, experiencing effects that transcend that which is real, and that which is pure abhorrent delusion.
Yet not all hope is lost. The tools at their disposal are both ancient and modern - from sophisticated technology like laser sighted automatic rifles, to the mystical powers of arcane magick. After all, not all the servants of the Ancients are immune to the edge of a sharp blade...
The enemy is aware of the resistance of mankind, and have infiltrated every level of its society. The lurking abominations of the Ancients hide behind trusted faces, wearing their skins like puppets, manipulating and controlling the fate of humanity.
The hunt has been endured for centuries, and is drawing to a close...
You are one of the chosen...
Dare you shed blood and bone, as well as mind and sanity, for the sake of your kindred?