While most of the classic horror games are making a comeback like Resident Evil 4 and Silent Hill, Square Enix also wants its horror series to return. The company has filed a trademark for Symbiogenesis which has many fans believing that its Parasite Eve series is currently being rebooted or remade at the studio.
Symbiogenesis, according to its definition, means the merging of two separate organisms to form a single new organism. It didn’t take fans long to realize that the Symbiogenesis trademark is the perfect word to describe the entire plot of Parasite Eve. The game’s story focuses on two main characters. There’s Aya Brea, a New York police officer who attempts to take down an ancient evil known as Eve. There is actually multiple Eve in the game. Each of these has been taken over by the mitochondria organism. Also known as Symbiogenesis.
Parasite Eve did quite well for Square Enix back in the day. If anything, the series was the studios’ equivalent to Capcom’s Resident Evil and Konami’s Silent Hill. It was also Square Enix’s first M-rated game. It went on to sell a few million copies and even became the third-best-selling game in Japan in 1998. Square Enix released three games during the Parasite Eve run with The 3rd Birthday being the last game in 2011. The series hasn’t been heard of since.
With all these new remakes and reboots taking place in the world of classic horror games, Square Enix is likely feeling left out. The new trademark hints that this will soon change. While the studio has yet to confirm the existence of a new Parasite Eve game, the trademark is definitely a good sign. We don’t know whether or not Square Enix has already started the development of the game or if they are only getting started.
Square Enix trademarks Symbiogenesis in Japan (‘Symbiogenesis, according to Wiktionary, is “the merging of two separate organisms to form a single new organism.” It is the basis for the story of Parasite Eve’) https://t.co/eiK2lsPCpj pic.twitter.com/PwkECaH7Dt
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