Square Enix Trademarks New Game Called “Symbiogenesis”
Square Enix has filed for a new trademark called “Symbiogenesis”, which could indicate a new Parasite Eve title.
The trademark was first applied for on October 13th in Japan and became public on October 24th.
Additionally, Bandai Namco also filed a trademark for “Dream Match” on October 14.
Not much is currently known about Symbiogenesis, but the name means “the merging of two separate organisms to form a single new organism” in Wiktionary.
Parasite Eve fans will be familiar with the description, which was the foundation of the Parasite Eve novel in 1995 and substituent three games developed by Square Enix in 1998, 1999, and 2010.
According to Weekly Famitsu, 956,461 units of Parasite Eve were sold in Japan during the first half of 1998, which made it the country’s third-best-selling game for the period.
The original title was also followed by two video game sequels: Parasite Eve II in 1999 and The 3rd Birthday in 2010, and was re-released on the PlayStation Network in 2010. The first two games, Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve II, had shipped over 3 million copies worldwide by 2010.
The 1998 action role-playing horror video game follows New York City police officer Aya Brea over a six-day span in 1997 as she attempts to stop the Eve, a woman who plans to destroy the human race through spontaneous human combustion.
Players explore levels set in areas of New York while utilizing a pausable real-time combat system along with several role-playing game elements.
The second trademark, Dream Match could be related to the mobile game Famista Dream Match, which ended service on June 23, 2016.
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