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Rösti
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(04-19-2014, 05:06 PM)
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On April 14/15, 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment America filed in the US two trademarks via the USPTO for "Entwined" respectively "Kill Strain". They entered the Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) on April 17/18. They're basic 1(b) Intent-to-Use filings for game software, and reads as following:

Word Mark ENTWINED
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86251338
Filing Date April 14, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC LIMITED PARTNERSHIP DELAWARE 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy. San Mateo CALIFORNIA 94404
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Source: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer...Index=1&page=1

Word Mark KILL STRAIN
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86252545
Filing Date April 15, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy. San Mateo CALIFORNIA 94404
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Source: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer...Index=1&page=1

Entwined sounds like a title for a typical Media Molecule game. Kill Strain on the other hand sounds like an action title, maybe it's the new IP Guerrilla Games is working on?

Anyway, these are most likely part of Sony's 'Spectacular' E3 2014 lineup.
kick51
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(04-19-2014, 05:07 PM)
kill strain gives me zombie vibes
Kyoufu
(04-19-2014, 05:09 PM)
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Does SCEA file trademarks for SCEE studios? I'm not sure how that works really.
DMPrince
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(04-19-2014, 05:10 PM)
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entwined a sequel to enslaved
Rösti
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

Does SCEA file trademarks for SCEE studios? I'm not sure how that works really.

Yes.
Dragon
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

Does SCEA file trademarks for SCEE studios? I'm not sure how that works really.

Yeah if so, I'm getting a QD vibe from Entwined.
VLiberty
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(04-19-2014, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

Does SCEA file trademarks for SCEE studios? I'm not sure how that works really.

IIRC last year they filed "Destiny of Spirits", and that was a SCEJA game. So yes, it's a possibility.
Jimmyfenix
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

entwined a sequel to enslaved

Well Ninja Theory are making a next gen game i think.
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

Does SCEA file trademarks for SCEE studios? I'm not sure how that works really.

No ideas, but SCEA would need to file trademark for any IP to keep include "2nd party" title. So it's a possibility.
GeoramA
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Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

Was expecting new trademarks around this time. The Order: 1886 was trademarked last April and was announced at E3.
Cyberia
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(04-19-2014, 05:12 PM)
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Jump in DemonNite.
Phreakuency
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Originally Posted by GeoramA

Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

.

Beat me to it, had the same thought.
Wynnebeck
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(04-19-2014, 05:13 PM)
This is it gentlemen. Syphon Filter. #kappa
Killroyskbg
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(04-19-2014, 05:14 PM)
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Well hopefully completely new IP's. Tired of HD remakes and sequels.
Chamber
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(04-19-2014, 05:15 PM)
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There go your E3 announcements, friends.

Originally Posted by GeoramA

Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

You're right. That could be Bend's game.
jackissocool
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(04-19-2014, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by GeoramA

Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

Was expecting new trademarks around this time. The Order: 1886 was trademarked last April and was announced at E3.

Originally Posted by Phreakuency

Beat me to it, had the same thought.

Yup, I'd bet it's Bend's game. Entwined could be anything.
injurai
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(04-19-2014, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by GeoramA

Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

Was expecting new trademarks around this time. The Order: 1886 was trademarked last April and was announced at E3.

or an H1Z1 scenario
Acorn
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(04-19-2014, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by GeoramA

Kill Strain sounds Syphon Filter'ish.

Was expecting new trademarks around this time. The Order: 1886 was trademarked last April and was announced at E3.

Syphon Filter :(
Skeff
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(04-19-2014, 05:18 PM)
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Well, I'm guessing we get 2 new IP's at E3.
GeoramA
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(04-19-2014, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by injurai

or an H1Z1 scenario

That just occurred to me as well. Especially if they're going to push H1Z1 as one of the big PS4 games this fall.
Sid
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(04-19-2014, 05:20 PM)
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Probably F2P Vita games or small scale downloadable titles.
Pound_lb003
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(04-19-2014, 05:24 PM)
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Entwined is a cool name.

But by complete contrast Kill Strain is absolutely terrible and I kind of feel the game deserves cancelling for that alone. :P
HalfBaked
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(04-19-2014, 05:24 PM)
Entwined sounds like something in the same vein as Journey/Flower/Flow. Kill Strain makes me think zombies.
Elginer
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(04-19-2014, 05:25 PM)
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It's close to the most wonderful time of the year... E3 time.
RoboPlato
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(04-19-2014, 05:25 PM)
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Kill Strain makes me think Sony Bend, for some reason.
Ironjam
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(04-19-2014, 05:25 PM)
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Colony Wars: Entwined and Syphon Filter: Kill Strain coming up folks. No, really. :P
Samyy
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(04-19-2014, 05:26 PM)
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Hmmm if those are "triple AAA" retail games, interesting choices for names.
bishopp35
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(04-19-2014, 05:28 PM)
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I'm hoping that Entwined is the rumored JRPG , and Kill Strain definitely sounds like a Syphon Filter subtitle.
Vyrance
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(04-19-2014, 05:29 PM)
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Sounds like a syphon filter game, but it probably wont be :-(
Hoo-doo
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(04-19-2014, 05:29 PM)
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Kill Strain.

You play the game as a recently mutated strain of a deadly disease.
Your main objective is to spread as far and wide as possible. Pandemic-style.

Better get to Madagascar quick.
BundysFeet
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(04-19-2014, 05:29 PM)
It seems we hear more about Sony filing trademarks than either Nintendo or Microsoft. Perhaps I'm wrong Rosti? BTW, thanks for always being on the lookout for these types of filings. Really great information.
JoshHood
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(04-19-2014, 05:31 PM)
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Gimme dat new IP goodness.
Jimmyfenix
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(04-19-2014, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by BundysFeet

It seems we hear more about Sony filing trademarks than either Nintendo or Microsoft. Perhaps I'm wrong Rosti? BTW, thanks for always being on the lookout for these types of filings. Really great information.

To be Fair MS has been filing trademarks as well. I am not sure on Nintendo though...
Whompa
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(04-19-2014, 05:32 PM)
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Hope they're ps4 games. I could use some extra excuses to owning this friggen box.
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Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

Kill Strain.

You play the game as a recently mutated strain of a deadly disease.
Your main objective is to spread as far and wide as possible. Pandemic-style.

Better get to Madagascar quick.

I'd buy that, I love plague inc.
Samyy
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(04-19-2014, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whompa

Hope they're ps4 games. I could use some extra excuses to owning this friggen box.

I seriously doubt Sony is going to release any games for the PS4
BundysFeet
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(04-19-2014, 05:34 PM)

Originally Posted by Jimmyfenix

To be Fair MS has been filing trademarks as well. I am not sure on Nintendo though...

Hmm, any interesting ones that possibly foretell future IPs?
EL CUCO
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(04-19-2014, 05:35 PM)
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There's no freaking way GG's new IP will have the word Kill at the front of the name again.
Samyy
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(04-19-2014, 05:36 PM)
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I doubt we see GGs new IP yet, they just released Killzone.
Jimmyfenix
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(04-19-2014, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by BundysFeet

Hmm, any interesting ones that possibly foretell future IPs?

MS filed Screamride and also Snap Attack

They sound like New ip's to me or maybe Snap attack is a mini game about their snap feature :p
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(04-19-2014, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

I doubt we see GGs new IP yet, they just released Killzone.

Some rumours said the New IP is in the work for quite some time.
Diablo Rosso
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(04-19-2014, 05:38 PM)
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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Syphon Filter: Kill Strain

Dat reboot yo.

Entwined could be anything, Guerilla's new RPG?
Rösti
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(04-19-2014, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by BundysFeet

It seems we hear more about Sony filing trademarks than either Nintendo or Microsoft. Perhaps I'm wrong Rosti? BTW, thanks for always being on the lookout for these types of filings. Really great information.

Yeah, there's not been a lot from Nintendo for a while. There was the recent Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Strike Team Eliminating The Alien Menace though. Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament were also approved for publication this week, but that's the greatest things that have happened this year in terms of software for Nintendo.

The biggest trademark happening this year from Nintendo is of course the QOL trademark in Japan, but I have no idea if they are going to show that at E3.

Microsoft has been quite busy with some smaller titles, so the frequency of filings is on par with Sony.
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(04-19-2014, 05:39 PM)
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Killstrain sounds like gears of war/ cod dude bro shooter name.
V_Ben
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Originally Posted by Diablo Rosso

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Syphon Filter: Kill Strain

Dat reboot yo.

Entwined could be anything, Guerilla's new RPG?

Both of these sound plausible.
VLiberty
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(04-19-2014, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Kill Strain makes me think Sony Bend, for some reason.

Heh. :P
Wynnebeck
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(04-19-2014, 05:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

Kill Strain.

You play the game as a recently mutated strain of a deadly disease.
Your main objective is to spread as far and wide as possible. Pandemic-style.

Better get to Madagascar quick.

Meanwhile in Madagascar:

Whompa
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(04-19-2014, 05:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

I seriously doubt Sony is going to release any games for the PS4

Oh nooooooooooo.
Jimmyfenix
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(04-19-2014, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

I seriously doubt Sony is going to release any games for the PS4

Pack it up Ony
Dusky
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Originally Posted by Samyy

I doubt we see GGs new IP yet, they just released Killzone.

It's been in dev for almost 3 years, by the time it releases it will probably be close to 4.

I think it's quite likely. Also given that SSM's new IP was due to be shown at E3 this year I'd imagine Sony would want something to fill that void.

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