I’m a huge fan of the Dark Cloud games that saw release back on the Playstation 2. Tireless underdogs in the gigantic sea of JRPGs that were released on the system, they seemed to never get the true recognition they deserved, at least in my opinion.
If you’ve been waiting out for a Dark Cloud 3 like I have, then I have some wonderful news for you. Sony filed a trademark for Dark Chronicle, or ダーククロニクル in Japanese, which is the Japanese name for what we know as Dark Cloud. The mark was filed back on March 27th, but it has just been made public, as discovered by the Trademark Bot.
Here’s a rough translation of what the mark entails:
[Trademark Number 2014-23437]
Applicant (s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Filing Date: March 27, 2014
Nice Class: 9
The original Dark Chronicle was released back in 2002 on the Playstation 2, and later translated and released in 2003 for western audiences. The trademark is the same as the original one for the series, which was left to expire in July of last year.
Now I know I’m taking a long shot here, but could this possibly mean that Sony sees enough value in the IP to re-register the mark? Could this possibly mean that a third game is finally coming? We’ll keep you guys posted.