If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series, then you might be excited to know that Square Enix has registered trademarks for the franchise. It wasn’t just one however, but a total of three different trademarks.
According to Gematsu, the company filed these trademarks in December, including “Ever Crisis”, “The First Soldier” and the Shinra Electric Power Company Logo. All three were made public on January 12th, although the filings don’t include any descriptions. So it isn’t exactly clear what Square Enix plans to do with them. This is a common practice for companies, where they file trademarks they may never use.
However, all three have a connection to the Final Fantasy series, in particular, Final Fantasy VII. “Ever Crisis” is likely to reference to Square Enix’s two Crisis games, the mobile game Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and the 2007 PSP title, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. “The First Soldier” could be referring to the 1st Class Soldier and main villain in FFVII, Sephiroth.
The last trademark, of course, is the controlling megacorporation, the Shinra Electric Power Company.
While these trademarks could be used for anything, it’s looking more like Square Enix has some Final Fantasy content planned. We know Final Fantasy VII is supposed to release in three parts, with the second having already entered full development. There’s no release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2. It was reported that a possible two-year gap between each installment.