Gamatsu has uncovered a new trademark filed by Square Enix over the iconic and niche survival horror action series, Parasite Eve. Since the franchise launched in 1998, it has developed a cult following among a hardcore fanbase that fell in love with the game and it’s campy style. Parasite Eve takes place in New York City during the Christmas 1997 season, and sees police officer Aya Brea battling against the evil EVE and her genocidal ambitions. The game spawned many a meme involving the word mitochondria, and it’s pretty infamous for being janky, but people still love it.
The original game was actually a sequel to a novel of the same name by Hideaki Sena. That first game was then followed by two games. Parasite Eve 2 came out in 1999, then much later the PSP got an entry with The 3rd Birthday. It’s been nearly a decade since any game has been released in the franchise, and nearly 20 years since a mainline entry into the franchise, so this new filing has renewed rumors and hope of a new game.
And although Square Enix has not officially announced anything concerning the franchise, fans and gamers are quite content to speculate on the possibility this new trademark means. If we are to see a new game in the franchise though, we should expect more filings in other regions as well. So whatever happens, keep checking back with us to get the latest Parasite Eve news.