In the year 2000, college student Alex Roivas is called back to her grandfather's mansion when she discovers he has been horribly murdered. During her search for answers, she comes across the Tome of Eternal Darkness, a demonic book that describes the fate of all those who came across it. The tale begins in 33 B.C., when Roman General Pious Augustus sold his soul to an elder god. Each subsequent tale explores how 11 others, including a Cambodian dancing girl from the A.D. 1100s, an Inquisition era monk, a World War I journalist, previous members of the Roivas line and even Alex herself come to encounter and take part in the maddening fight against the eternal darkness.
The Darkness Comes...
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Did You Know?
The cop in the beginning of the game is named Inspector Legrasse. This is the same name of the Inspector in H.P. Lovecraft
's story "The Call of Cthulhu", a story and an author which were clearly inspirations for this game. Similarly, the Roivas Mansion is located in Rhode Island - Lovecraft's home state. See more
When Karim investigates a dead soldier, he describes the corpse as lying in a 'pool of cold blood.' The corpse and the ground its laying on however are completely clean. See more
It is of no matter, for the power I'll wield on my return will crush all those who oppose me!
The opening Nintendo logo is preceded by a close up of a zombie. See more
Some playable demos at trade shows such as the Electronics Enterainment Expo contained a playable character named Josef, a Knight-Templar. He does however have a cameo appearance as the man who can see Pious in his true form at the start of Robertos chapter. See more
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