EA Trademarks The Hell Out Of Syndicate

EA files three new trademark registrations for Syndicate, further teasing us with visions of a downloadable online sequel to Bullfrog's classic real-time tactics game.

The super-sleuths at Superannuation uncovered not one but three separate trademark registrations for Syndicate, each filed on July 30, each filed by Electronic Arts. Combined with last year's copyright registrations and confirmation that Starbreeze Studios is working on a new Syndicate game dating back to 2008, and it seems like we're all just waiting for EA to make this official.

We hoped it would be official at E3. Perhaps we'll hear something at GamesCom?

The three registrations could be hinting at the type of new Syndicate experience we can expect. One filing is for "Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software." Another lists "Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game; Provision of information relating to electronic computer games provided via the internet."

So we're thinking something downloadable, and definitely something online. The third registration is a bit more puzzling. It reads "Board games; Collectable toy figures; Hand held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; Modeled plastic toy figurines; Playing cards."

I have no idea what that could mean. I just know that EA needs to stop teasing us and just let it all out. It'll be cathartic.

EA Syndicate Trademark Registrations [Superannuation]


    An MMO-RPG?

    I'm thinking XLA and PSN title with updated graphics and features. Probably a PC port as well. Really loved the originals a few blue moons ago. Anything from Bullfrog felt like gold -Populous, Power Monger. Fingers crossed.

      Also Dungeon Keeper.

    Do you need to copyright collectors edition stuff?
    If so, this could mean EA is already assembling their goodies for the dedicated fans. Figurines, a deck of cards...
    Syndicate RISK!

    Hell yeah. Lets hope EA don't screw it, and hurry up and announce it already!

    as 'bit' would say..."yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes"

    Please please please. I remember thrashing the originals, and then Syndicate Wars came out.... oh man. Good times.

    I found my old copy of Syndicate Plus when unpacking at the new house (the original game + the American Revolt expansion on one CD).

    So much nostalgia tied up in that game.

    Let's hope they at least make an effort to keep it detached and tactical, not just another first or third person shooter.

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