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Square Enix registers ‘Wizardlings’ domains for yet to be announced game

Wizardlings and are two of the domain names that Square Enix registered this week through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company.

But the company didn’t stop there.

According to Whois records, Square also registered (Whois), (Whois) and (Whois).

Most of the domains were registered on August 7, the same day the company announced losses of 2.077 billion yen ($27 million) in the fiscal quarter ending June 30. According to Joystiq, sales of console games were weak in the quarter, but sales of portable games were more positive.

Square Enix has not made any announcement about a Wizardlings game.

In the fantasy world, a “wizardling” refers to a young wizard.

Oddly enough, Square Enix opted not to register the non-plural version  And given the track record of stories in the past on this site that mentioned an available domain, it’s not likely it will be available much longer.

Square Enix also filed a community trademark (trade mark no. 011106473) in the European Union.  The filing covers computer games software, printed matter and entertainment services.

At the time of this story being published, the domain names resolve to a blank web page.

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As talk of Final Fantasy VII remake heats up, Square gets

Final Fantasy VII

There’s been a lot of talk recently about remaking Final Fantasy VII, which was first released back in 1997.  Though the game set several sales records and received widespread acclaim, character designer Tetsuya Nomura recently said new titles take precedence over remakes.

That still hasn’t stopped Square Enix this week from registering the domain name

The domain was registered on June 15, 2012, according to Whois records.  Although the name had been registered before to Tippo Pasha a resident of Norway, it appears to have expired back in 2010.

Considering Square hasn’t confirmed a remake is in the works, the purchase of the name may be nothing more than the company protecting its intellectual property.

At the time of this story, the domain name doesn’t resolve to a web page.

[UPDATE June 21, 2012:. A leaked product description suggests a new edition of Final Fantasy VII could be on its way to Steam.]

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