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A long-forgotten PS1 classic is finally being revived

A long-forgotten PS1 classic is finally being revived

A new trademark filed by Square Enix seemingly suggests that a Parasite Eve revival could be imminent.

It’s good news for anyone who’s a fan of a certain 1998 action role-playing horror title. Three hints - it was published and developed by Square, released on the original PlayStation, and later received two sequels.

Did you get it yet? It’s Parasite Eve - for those unfamiliar, the game is the sequel to a 1995 novel of the same name (written by Hideaki Sena), and follows the story of Aya Brea, a police officer trying to stop the villainous Eve, who’s planning on destroying the entire human race via spontaneous human combustion, as you do. Cheery!

If you’re into horror, be sure to check out the trailer for the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake below.

Anyway, as reported by ComicBook (and first spotted by Gematsu), it seems that there’s a chance a Parasite Eve revival could be in the works. On 13 October, Square Enix reportedly filed a trademark for ‘Symbiogenesis’, which in short, means to merge together two organisms to form a single new one. People aren’t suspecting that Square are planning on hitting us with a science lesson, though - the term is related to the plot of Parasite Eve, and so although the game hasn’t been directly named, it’s currently being theorised that the trademark is probably something to do with it.

It’s been over a decade since the most recent Parasite Eve title, The 3rd Birthday, was released - it came out exclusively for the PSP in 2011 (2010 in Japan). With that in mind, it’s fair to say that the series has been dormant for some time, but as the recent onslaught of Silent Hill news has proven, that doesn’t mean it’s totally dead.

Assuming the trademark is related to Parasite Eve, it begs the question of whether Square is working on a totally new game in the series, or a remake of the original. Remakes have been very on-trend lately - as well as the recent release of The Last of Us Part I, we also have remakes of Silent Hill 2 and Resident Evil 4 on the horizon. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes of this, if anything.

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Topics: PlayStation, Square Enix