Tag Archives: trademark
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 09:27 GMT
EA has filed two trademarks for Desert Strike, which you may recall as a 16-bit era isometric action strategy hybrid which spawned a series of five games ending with 1997 N64, PC and PSOne release Nuclear Strike. There’s been no indication the publisher intends to resurrect the beloved property, unfortunately, so don’t get too excited over what may be a sensible defensive filing, even if EA hasn’t forgotten its back catalogue.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 | 00:03 GMT
A couple of English-language Square Enix trademarks have been uncovered, with some evidence the publisher may be bringing more Dragon Quest games west.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 14:55 GMT
Fallout 4 is looking more and more likely thanks to yet another piece of evidence suggesting a reveal might be on the way.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 | 09:06 GMT
A new Blizzard trademark looks a heck of a lot like the name of the next World of Warcraft expansion.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 07:20 BST
Square Enix has made a number of trademarks which seem related to Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, suggesting it is contemplating a sequel. A Japanese blog spotted the publisher’s freshly-registered local trademarks for Bravely Second and Bravely Third. The 3DS exclusive RPG looks to be headed west at last in updated re-release Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which Square Enix has developed as a test to see if there is demand for a second game.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 06:15 BST
There is no Pokémon fighting game. But there is a cool concept trailer and a couple of trademarks which got everybody very hot under the collar.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 | 03:35 BST
Despite all our hopes for the future of the Call of Duty franchise being placed entirely on the possibility of the existence of a Space Warfare subfranchise, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be reversing all the negativity thrown at the blockbuster series by fans of Battlefield any time soon, as the trademark for the name has been abandoned by Activision. RIP, table Brenna flipped upon hearing this news.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 | 00:51 BST
Take Two has filed a new trademark for Bully, which may just be the regular cycle of good business practice but is a great excuse for speculation. Bully, otherwise known as Canis Canem Edit, was developed by Rockstar Vancouver, which went on to lead Max Payne 3. In the interim, it’s probably been busy helping out with Grand Theft Auto 5, but we know Take Two has multiple next-gen games in development, too. Bully 2, Rockstar. Make it happen.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 | 00:45 BST
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 16:47 BST
Namco Bandai has filed a trademark in Europe for something called Lost Swords. The trademark encompass various video game jargon, and as Siliconera points out, it doesn’t seem to be connected to any particular title in Japan. While it could be something new it could also be a subtitle or a name change for a title currently available. We’ll send a mail and ask. You can look over the entire trademark filing here. Thanks, AGB.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 06:24 BST
According to Siliconera, Shaquille O’Neal’s licensing company, Mine O’ Mine, has filed a swathe of gaming-related trademarks for “Shaq Fu”, the title of a 16-bit era game starring the NBA favourite. Previously, the company registered trademarks for Shaqfighter, but there’s not been any indication it intends to do anything with these marks – yet.
Mon, May 27, 2013 | 01:16 BST
Square Enix has re-registered a trademark for Final Fantasy Agito, the long-abandoned title of a PSP game that never made it to the west.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 02:37 BST
Two little bits of gossip regarding RTS developer Petroglyph suggesting job cuts and a new game in the works.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 13:49 BST
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 06:04 BST
Fox and Microsoft have signed a coexistence agreement regarding their rival claims to the Killer Instinct trademark. Under the terms of the agreement, as uploaded by NeoGAF users, Fox promises not to raise objections to Microsoft’s trademarking of or use of the phrase. Presumably this means the TV show that started the drama won’t be renewed any time soon – but oh, harro, what’s this jaw-dropping Kinect title in the works at Rare?
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 23:53 BST
A western release of Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s unusual sim Fantasy Life seems more and more likely. In addition to a European trademark filed last month, Siliconera reports the developer has moved to secure a US one. Unfortunately, there’ve been no rumblings from any of the usual publishers, but perhaps a 3DS eShop release is possible. Fantasy Life released in Japan in December and sold out almost immediately; Level-5 is already planning sequels.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 00:35 BST
February’s Deus Ex: Human Defiance trademark isn’t for a new game of any kind, Eidos Montreal has confirmed on the Deus Ex Facebook page. “The Human Defiance name was registered on the off-chance it we might need it, but it was decided later that it wouldn’t be used,” the post noted. The developer posted an April Fools Day trailer for a retro-style game of the same name, which you can check out through the break.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 01:32 GMT
Square Enix Europe has filed a US trademark application for something called Lara Croft: Reflections, the sleuths at Siliconera report. We have absolutely no idea what it might be – although we know it’s not single-player DLC for Tomb Raider – but the title may suggest some sort of smaller spin-off project, like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 22:27 GMT
Nintendo of America has once more applied to extend its trademark for Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, the 2002 cult-favourite Silicon Knights Gamecube title. This is the fifth extension, and every time the Big N does this everyone starts speculating wildly that a sequel or re-release is in the works – but then absolutely nothing happens. Silicon Knights was rumoured to be working on some sort of followup before a legal battle with Epic grounded the developer.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | 23:56 GMT