Square Enix Trademarks Three More Final Fantasy "Types"

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Square Enix Trademarks Three More Final Fantasy "Types"

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Square Enix might be planning an entire series for a new Final Fantasy spin-off.

At the end of 2010, Square Enix was caught trademarking something called Final Fantasy Type-0 along with a painted image of the title in Japanese kanji. Whatever Type-0 is, it could become a series, as Square Enix has now registered the images for Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3.

The Final Fantasy name doesn't appear to be associated with the images this time, but they were registered by Square Enix and are a natural progression from the previous trademark of Final Fantasy Type-0. The images are similar to Type-0's in that they are Japanese kanji with English below.

What's different is that Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3's images aren't hand painted and have a more rigid look instead. They were filed in Europe on January 13, 2011.

We can only guess at what the trademarks of Type-0, Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3 are for, but with the addition of three more they certainly point to a possible new spin-off and its sequels. Final Fantasy is due for some new entries outside of the main series anyway, with Dissidia 012 the only upcoming spin-off aside from the previously mentioned XIII extensions.

Square Enix is holding an event on January 18 called the 1st Production Department Premiere, though the exact purpose of the event is unknown. It's thought that the company will be talking about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy Agito XIII, or even announcing Final Fantasy XIII-2. The timing of these "Type" trademarks suggests that Square Enix is also preparing an announcement for whatever they refer to, so we could learn something new at the event.

Source: PSInformer, via VG247

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I'll just be waiting for them to make an RPG again. It wouldn't surprise me if XIII-2 was a movie advent-children style by now... (I love Advent Children).

great, FFXIV's colossal failure finally made them snap and now they're REALLY whoring out the brand name. Too bad they don't have more guys like Matsuno who actually have a brain

Aiddon:
great, FFXIV's colossal failure finally made them snap and now they're REALLY whoring out the brand name. Too bad they don't have more guys like Matsuno who actually have a brain

I think that they have been in full force whoring out the name when they passed FFV.

OT: I think it 'might' be games for the 3DS or PSP2/GO, since main FF games haven't had a huge presence on hand-held systems. If that IS what they are doing, it would be great, Tactics is getting a bit boring being by itself.

As someone who rather enjoys playing the Final Fantasy games (...I'm playing Final Fantasy X again, rather than reactivating WoW/buying Cataclysm, continuing Fable III or Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, playing Halo: Reach or even bothering to touch Fallout New Vegas or anything to do with Mass Effect... Yes, I must really hate today's games), I look forward to what they've got planned. Versus XIII already looks pretty darn neat.. Almost a HD high-quality version of Crisis Core, in terms of gameplay, which honestly can't be a bad thing! :D

But that won't matter. By the end of March, I'll be far too busy investing pretty much all of my spare time in Dissidia 012. It looks so damn fun.. Plus there's a full RPG story in there, compared to the chess board with battles and a boss from the first game. Hell, 012 even has the first game's story added on, with the updated RPG style of the new game.

Kalezian:
I think that they have been in full force whoring out the name when they passed FFV.

Yes, and let's see the Mass Effect & Fallout fanboys say that when they get up to 6, or 8, or 10.

Admit it. Because it's an Japanese RPG franchise, it's immediately terrible compared to the "infinitely better in every way WRPGs". As is the custom with the interbutts these days..

I've had pretty much 100% positive reactions to anything with "Final Fantasy" in the title... so if they're gonna continue with this then I have no problem

Maybe they correspond to DLC or some kind of series of shorter downloadable titles rather than fully fledged games? It could even have something to do with the card game they are releasing, expansion packs or something.

Meanwhile, those who actually want a FF7 sequel, a true Final Fantasy Tactics sequel, more Chrono Trigger, more Vagrant Story, a new edition of Parasite Eve are told to "wait" while it's put on the backburner. Even then they typically give the "old" titles no consideration and release new games via cellphones, shitty apps, random movies, remakes, etc.

Square needs to reconnect with their roots and try to understand why we loved them in the first place. The first games had heart and soul. Now they actually believe people will buy their products regardless of the quality put into them...bad thought process going on there.

My fanboyism is dying little by little for the Final Fantasy series. Disliked 10, couldn't do 11, loved 12, and 13 was awful.

*exasperated*

Can someone please tell Square to stop with the Final Fantasies? Sakaguchi has left along with anyone associated with those games! Back in the day, the atmosphere was about what the developers could create, not churning out the same name game over and over...

Just so long as they don't go making Final Fantasy Type-Moon, I can safely say my world won't be rocked.

Arsen:
Meanwhile, those who actually want a FF7 sequel, a true Final Fantasy Tactics sequel, more Chrono Trigger, more Vagrant Story, a new edition of Parasite Eve are told to "wait" while it's put on the backburner. Even then they typically give the "old" titles no consideration and release new games via cellphones, shitty apps, random movies, remakes, etc.

Square needs to reconnect with their roots and try to understand why we loved them in the first place. The first games had heart and soul. Now they actually believe people will buy their products regardless of the quality put into them...bad thought process going on there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_3rd_Birthday
shows that someon in square still cares about parasite eve

It almost looks like something to do to head off squatters.

Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see where that leads...

I'm interested. Even though the last couple of games they have made sucked, they still have talent and hopefully they can pull their act together

Crazyjay:
I'm interested. Even though the last couple of games they have made sucked, they still have talent and hopefully they can pull their act together

I've been thinking it's been a steady decline downwards in quality as they've been stagnating on ideas central to looking good in the new year...

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and suggest that this is a Spin-off of Final Fantasy 8! XD

(Square would genuinely suprise me if they ever did expand on FF6, 8 or 9. Which ironically are what I consider to be the best Final Fantasy games! XD)

I like Final Fantasy and all, but I wish they could use some Cyberpunk or Steampunk settings more often, like with VII.

I'm not particularly excited towards this, if only because I'm worried that it'll turn out to be some sort of mediocre Chocobo Dungeon game.

Keep going! There must be more milk in this dead husk somewhere!

makano:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_3rd_Birthday

shows that someon in square still cares about parasite eve

After seeing a synopsis of its godawful plot, I can safely tell you that is not so. They did nothing less than spit in the faces of the fans.

Hey. Get the trademarks ready ASAP.

These games probably ain't gonna see release until until 2020.

So they might be announcing a series of games all at once before even starting development, just like they did with Fabula Nova Crystallis?

I hope not. All that waiting made expectations for FFXIII, Agito, and Versus way too high.

The real question is how is a company that before the release of FFXIII was struggling to acquire funds is able to work on up to 6 titles?

I predict this new series will be Type-suck.

Prediction:
1) A multiplatform release with slight variations, a-la Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant in Japan.
2) Something for the mobile phones.

Aiddon:

After seeing a synopsis of its godawful plot, I can safely tell you that is not so. They did nothing less than spit in the faces of the fans.

Funny. That's the entire point of the FF7 compilation, because they certainly had no interest in telling a good story or making a good game.
Advent Children? One of the worst CGI movies out there.
Dirge of Cerberus? Easily one of the worst GAMES made in the last 10 years by a AAA company for a mainstream license no less.

Crisis Core was the only game that even tried to capture the sense of the original, but between the confusing "sliding anachronism" (which they're now doing to Deus Ex as well, though at least there it's somewhat justified since Deus Ex was set in the real world future to begin with), the wild shifts in tone between the original and the compilation, the increasingly stupid extended plot, and the shamelessly terrible fan service, I can't imagine that Squeenix has anything but contempt for their fans today.

What's worse, is that they know they will get away with it because their brand recognition is just that damn strong.
Perhaps we'd be better off if Squeenix didn't make a sequel to any of their remaining good oldies; because if the botch job they did with the FF7 Compilation was any indication, Squeenix has absolutely no business making games anymore (and never had any business making feature films).

Atmos Duality:
I can't imagine that Squeenix has anything but contempt for their fans today.

Can't blame them. FF has one of the most unpleasable fan bases in video games, they demanded remakes and sequels but then called Square unoriginal for making them, they wanted less cut scenes so Final Fantasy XII cut them down and the fans complained about that!

Blitzwing:

Atmos Duality:
I can't imagine that Squeenix has anything but contempt for their fans today.

Can't blame them. FF has one of the most unpleasable fan bases in video games, they demanded remakes and sequels but then called Square unoriginal for making them, they wanted less cut scenes so Final Fantasy XII cut them down and the fans complained about that!

Dear god, this. The thing I hate most about being a fan of anything SE does is being associated with such a cancerous fanbase.

MattAn24:

Kalezian:
I think that they have been in full force whoring out the name when they passed FFV.

Yes, and let's see the Mass Effect & Fallout fanboys say that when they get up to 6, or 8, or 10.

Admit it. Because it's an Japanese RPG franchise, it's immediately terrible compared to the "infinitely better in every way WRPGs". As is the custom with the interbutts these days..

Uhh, dunno whether you've heard, but Mass Effect is planned to be a trilogy...

Squeenix should give the Final Fantasy brand a rest, and revive it after a considerable length of time (one of the ways Fallout 3 was so dramatic - a sequel after 10 years). Meanwhile, if they really don't feel like coming up with a new IP, why not go back and revive a past franchise?

I would've a Chrono Cross or Seiken Densetsu revamp over another FF title, any day of the week...

Blitzwing:

Atmos Duality:
I can't imagine that Squeenix has anything but contempt for their fans today.

Can't blame them. FF has one of the most unpleasable fan bases in video games, they demanded remakes and sequels but then called Square unoriginal for making them, they wanted less cut scenes so Final Fantasy XII cut them down and the fans complained about that!

FF12's story was doomed when the long time lead writer walked off the project halfway through production.
While I agree that FF fans are notoriously bitchy/needy, I still believe that many of Squeenix's problems stem from how they manage their company.
There have been attempts at true creativity and even satire over the years (I actually enjoyed parts of Radiata Stories just because of the tone it set. It's not a great game, but at least it was entertaining to play), but Squeenix is still trying (in vain) to find that next "revolutionary game" that they can milk for years to come.

Why do you think they tried to start that "Fabula Nova Crysalis" nonsense for FF13? They were trying to create a fully exploitable franchise without having already established it as a franchise, and it just doesn't work that way!

Seriously people, why the Square-Enix hate?
I mean, yeah they're not BioWare golden boys, but neither are they LJN nazis...

I say give em a chance...

Shirokurou:
Seriously people, why the Square-Enix hate?
I mean, yeah they're not BioWare golden boys, but neither are they LJN nazis...

I say give em a chance...

It seems that around here the only way a company can be loved is if they maintain a prefect track record and if they make any mistake, they are called untalented hacks that are dragging the industry down. Personally, I'm waiting for Bioware to screw up so I can see them get this treatment as well.

Blitzwing:

Shirokurou:
Seriously people, why the Square-Enix hate?
I mean, yeah they're not BioWare golden boys, but neither are they LJN nazis...

I say give em a chance...

It seems that around here the only way a company can be loved is if they maintain a prefect track record and if they make any mistake, they are called untalented hacks that are dragging the industry down. Personally, I'm waiting for Bioware to screw up so I can see them get this treatment as well.

True.
I honestly don't get why people are so hating on FFXIII. Sure not the game everybody wanted and the story is typically JRPG, but it's still a great game as a standalone game.

Trogdor1138:
I'll just be waiting for them to make an RPG again. It wouldn't surprise me if XIII-2 was a movie advent-children style by now... (I love Advent Children).

I too dug the hell out of advent children. On a side note the square-enix fans datamining ferocity is on par with that of the valve fan. I mean seriously combing small trademarks trying to flesh out the earliest hint of a new series or change to a current one.

My nerd hat is off to you. Via con Dios.

hyperdrachen:

Trogdor1138:
I'll just be waiting for them to make an RPG again. It wouldn't surprise me if XIII-2 was a movie advent-children style by now... (I love Advent Children).

I too dug the hell out of advent children. On a side note the square-enix fans datamining ferocity is on par with that of the valve fan. I mean seriously combing small trademarks trying to flesh out the earliest hint of a new series or change to a current one.

My nerd hat is off to you. Via con Dios.

Yeah, I see an increasing amount of speculation in gaming news far too often now... Come to think it's not really speculation as it is latching onto something and blowing it up. Not necessarily this, but I've seen far worse things, the Valve fans as you mentioned rings a bell with every little thing being "They're going to announce Episode 3!!! YAY!" :P

I'm not even much of a Square/Jrpg fan, but Advent Children I really like and some of their other things.

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