What could it mean?

With all of the Black Friday stuff going on this weekend, you’d be forgiven for missing the news that Square Enix has registered a trademark for ‘Parasite Eve’ in Europe, according to a report from Bloody Disgusting.

Parasite Eve was a hybrid survival horror RPG, developed and published by Square back in 1998 and released on the PlayStation in Japan and North America. Starring Aya Brea and set in New York, the game was a sequel to the novel of the same name, written by Hideaki Sena.

Parasite Eve 2 followed in 2000 – and this time got a European release – though the second instalment saw the Parasite Eve series lean more heavily towards survival horror than RPG. The third (and final) game, The 3rd Birthday, arrived in 2010 as a third-person shooter but the PSP exclusive failed to reach the success of the first two games.

You can check out the trailer for the original Parasite Eve below, in all of its grainy glory!

If you’re curious to check out the original game, it’s available as a PSOne Classic on the PlayStation Store but only in the US and Canada. Boo!

We have no way of knowing what Square Enix is planning but with the surge of remakes recently, I’m going to be keeping my fingers crossed for one of those. Of course, it could be a sequel, but with the lacklustre response that The 3rd Birthday received, that seems doubtful.

We’ll keep you updated the second we hear of any developments.