Three New Trademarks Filed by EA for Syndicate; Game Announcement Imminent?

The long-expected revival of its classic Bullfrog Productions series Syndicate could be nearing an official announcement, as Superannuation spotted three new trademark registrations for the franchise.

It is believed that Starbreeze (The Chronicles of Riddick series, The Darkness) will be developing the project. Don't get your hopes up, however, as an Electornics Arts representative told Shacknews that the company "routinely updates its trademark rights. Syndicate is an EA property."

Time will tell if this is merely some housekeeping to refresh its trademarks or the lead-up to an announcement. The breadth of the new trademarks, covering everything from a video game to "Board games; Collectable toy figures;... Modeled plastic toy figurines; Playing cards", seems to suggest that this could be a bit more than a re-filing.

From The Chatty
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    August 4, 2010 2:05 PM


    Tie Fighter next please.

    You listening Lucasarts?

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      August 4, 2010 2:36 PM

      Since this is Bullfrog (EA), Magic Carpet would be a good next refresh. *IF* this is actually a new game.

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        August 4, 2010 7:19 PM

        "EA announced today that Magic Carpet: The Reckoning,the re-imagining of one of gaming’s most storied and beloved franchises,is currently in development at Visceral Games, the studio behind the multi-million unit selling Dante's Inferno.Currently in development exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, Magic Carpet combines the strategic core of the groundbreaking franchise with a suspense-filled narrative and distills it into a tense and unique first-person shooter experience."

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      August 4, 2010 4:12 PM

      If your applying for the CEO position of Lucasarts...your hired.

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        August 5, 2010 11:46 AM

        Considering how much Lucas has ignored both of those franchises I'd say that's not how to get hired. Then again, milking SW would. uhoh, paradox.

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