Phantom Dust could be making a return if Microsoft trademarks are any indication

Friday, 23 May 2014 15:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft registered a trademark for Phantom Dust in Europe, North America and the UK yesterday.

Spotted by Gaming Everything, the trademark is for “Goods and Services”. Granted, the firm has owned the trademark since 2005, with previous trademarks for it listed as “Dead” for 2004 and 2003.

Phantom Dust was released for the original Xbox console and developed by Microsoft Game Studios with Panzer Dragoon’s Yukio Futatsugi as its producer and director.

The game sort of card-based action-strategy title and players would construct “arsenals” and battle other players and eventually became somewhat of a cult classic.

Futatsugi told Siliconera last year that should Microsoft – which owns the IP – ever wanted to make a sequel, he would jump at the opportunity.

“Of all the games I have created so far, Phantom Dust is my favorite,” he said. “Microsoft owns the IP, so if Microsoft would say they want to do it, I’m ready to jump on board immediately.

“I’ve already got ideas for a sequel in mind. Perhaps it’s also good to note here that the art lead for Phantom Dust is a member of our company and participated in the Crimson Dragon production.”

Come on E3, then.

Thanks, NeoGAF.