A recent trademark filing by Square Enix should reinvigorate fans’ hopes that Final Fantasy Versus XIII may finally come to fruition after first being announced years ago, way back in 2006.
Square Enix originally submitted a trademark application in May 2006 (serial number: 78873744), and now the company has submitted a new application (serial number: 85411360) which was filed on August 31, 2011, more than five years later after the original.
Here’s a look at the goods and services covered by the trademark application.
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software; video game software; sound recordings in the form of optical discs, magnetic discs and semiconductor ROMs featuring music and fictional stories; audio visual recordings in the form of optical discs, magnetic discs and semiconductor ROMs featuring music and animated fictional stories; prerecorded compact discs featuring music; prerecorded video discs featuring music and animated fictional stories; mouse pads; straps for cellular phones; video game controllers; downloadable musical sound recordings; downloadable ring tones for mobile phones; downloadable wallpaper graphics for mobile phones; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of magazines, journals and newsletters in the field of computer games and video games
IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Computer game strategy guidebooks; video game strategy guidebooks; song books; musical score books; comic books; magazines featuring computer games and video games; posters; stickers; calendars; postcards; stationery; collectors’ cards; trading cards; photographs
IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Dolls; toy figures; plush toys; stuffed toys; inflatable toys; toy scale models; toy vehicles; toy guns; toy swords; playing cards; card games; board games; jigsaw puzzles; hand held video game units
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Providing on-line computer games; providing on-line video games; providing information on computer game strategies and video game strategies via computer networks and global communication networks; providing information on entertainment in the field of computer games, video games, card games, animated cartoons, comics, novels and magazines; providing on-line non-downloadable comics; providing on-line non-downloadable magazines, journals and newsletters in the field of computer games, video games, cartoons and general entertainment
Though no official release date has been announced, it looks as though it could be sooner than expected.