Ubisoft has filed a new trademark for Beyond Good & Evil with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), indicating that its highly anticipated sequel may still be in production.
It has been learned that Ubisoft filed for a Class 9, 16, 25, 28 along with 41 trademark on April 1st and it’s currently under review. The EUIPO Class 9 trademark covers game software while Class 41 relates to online component to game software and Class 16, 25, along with 28 are related to other media matters.
Ubisoft had made no announcement and it was first reported by Louis Contaldi of DualShockers. A disclaimer was also made by the online publication that this was a real news story and not an April Fools joke.
According to Contaldi; it could be speculated that Ubisoft plans to make an official unveiling sometime before or during E3 2016 as such practices is common among publishers. However as Kayla Herrera of Cinema Blend has noted that Ubisoft could only be interested in protecting its intellectual property.
Beyond Good & Evil is an adventure game that was developed and published by Ubisoft and released in 2003. The sequel was announced back in 2008 but has remained in development hell since with little news regarding its status.
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