SEGA re-trademarks Skies of Arcadia

No idea if this will mean that the game is coming to digital services, but seeing how we are getting NiGHTS into Dreams and Jet Set Radio, I wouldn’t be shocked if this is announced soon.

It could also mean that SEGA hates us and loves to tease us.

Valkyria Duel gets trademarked by SEGA

Looks like we may have more games in the Valkyria universe coming, if a recent trademark filing by Sega of Japan is any indication. Though the series of strategic RPGs has gained a fairly strong following in Japan, it never managed to attain more than cult status in the West, in part due to its move to the PSP after the first (incredibly well-received) installment on the PS3.

We’ll of course keep you posted on any updates should this trademark actually become a game, though whether it would come to the West, especially given SEGA West’s current financial hardships, would be another matter entirely.

Looks like Yakuza of the End is coming west as Yakuza Dead Souls

We have seen SEGA talk about Yakuza of the End before, they have said if it comes over it would have a new control scheme and title. It seems that it might come over after all, at least in Europe. The European Trademark has been filed by SEGA for Yakuza: Dead Souls, the logo is above.

I assume the game will come out sometime in 2012, so that means that SEGA officially has the best line up for 2012. Feels good being a SEGA fan.

[Thanks: Deefy]

SEGA trademarks the name Shining Blade

SEGA is still making Shining games, their last entry was the PSP title Shining Hearts, so don’t be shocked if you see Shining Blade announced for the Playstation Vita. Of course, all Shining games have stayed exclusive to Japan.

As for more information on the title we don’t know. I guess it might be announced next month at TGS.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGA publishing Aliens Infestation according to trademark

The Australian classification website has posted that SEGA filed for Aliens Infestation. Says it will be a ‘computer game(s)’ and being done by Wayforward Technologies.

Wayforward was doing the DS version of Aliens: Colonial Marines when it was put on hold. Their DS game was going to be a 2D shooter, much like Contra. Maybe SEGA decided to release the game with its own title?

[Source: Classification]

Arc System Works now owns the Guilty Gear franchise

Back before the SEGA and Sammy merger, Sammy published a pretty good fighting game known as Guilty Gear. The games where developed by Arc System Works. When the merger happened, the rights to the series were owned by SEGA Sammy. Sadly SEGA Sammy had no plans to continue the franchise.

Arc System Works started a new 2D fighter for this generation called Blazblue. Hardcore fighting fans never forgot their original franchise and asked if it would ever come back. Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Guilty Gear, said there would be a new game eventually.

Now Arc System Works filed a trademark for “Guilty Gear”, which was published in the Japanese database today. This either means that the developer bought the rights to the franchise from SEGA-Sammy or SEGA-Sammy gave them the franchise. Most likely bought.

Arc System Works has confirmed that they do own the Guilty Gear franchise now, so this isn’t some sly deal.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGA trademarks “Samurai Blood Show” [updated]

[“The white waves, the red clouds.” is what the bottom says]

SEGA has filed this trademark for both Europe and US. The US version didn’t have an image, this one came from Europe. See, it’s French on the bottom.

Description from US trademark: “video game software; computer game programs; computer game software; video game discs and cartridges; game programs for mobile telephones etc.”

We could possibly be seeing this on consoles and not just some obscure arcade game. It could also be a name change for the western release of Chaos Code. Though that game doesn’t seem very “Samurai” oriented.

[updated] This is going to be the western release for this iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad game.

[Thanks: Deefy]

Yuji Naka’s new game might come west as ‘Rodea the Sky Soldier’

Yuji Naka’s latest adventure game with Prope has been announced in Japan, it is called Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea. But that name is not very good for a western port, not at all. So the publisher, Kadokawa Games copyrighted the name ‘Rodea the Sky Soldier’ in America.

The odd thing is Kadokawa Games doesn’t have a US branch. This game might be brought over by another publisher, maybe NIS America or XSeed.

Have some screens and art that the publisher released in their latest press conference in Japan.

[Source: Siliconera]

SEGA has 2 new Phantasy Star trademarks, we get excited anyway

There are two things that excite me in the world, a good looking girl holding a bottle of beer and upcoming SEGA games. Actually, a good looking girl holding a bottle of beer and a upcoming SEGA game would be ultimate.

SEGA has trademarked two video game names for the Phantasy Star series, Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets and Phantasy Star: Eternal Hunters. Sounds like they will have two versions of the same game? Like Pokemon?

Who knows, but I would not be shocked if this turns out to be a 3DS game. If it is, can it be a RPG and not an online RPG? We have plenty of those!

[Source: Siliconera]
[Thanks: Shaddix]

SEGA taking dinosaurs to hell!

SEGA of Japan has filed a trademark for “Zettai Zetsumei!! Kyouryu Jigoku“, that translates to “Desperation!! Dinosaur Hell“. Hopefully this is not just a mature spin-off of their Dinosaur King series. That would be weird.

I assume this would be an arcade game? Am I the only one excited about a game that has dinosaurs in hell fucking shit up?