Sega Files Over 8 Trademarks For Past IPs, Suggesting More Classic Revivals

The trademarks include Alex Kidd, After Burner, Outrun, and more.

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  • Sega has filed over eight trademarks for its past IPs, suggesting it may revive even more unannounced titles.
  • It is working on many entries at the moment, like Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, and more.
  • The company has previously lauded Sonic the Hedgehog’s success for fueling these revivals.

During all the crazy events this year in the gaming scene, Sega has also joined the fray by revealing that it is reviving its classic IPs. The news took gamers by Storm, as many praised the publisher for it. Now, it has abruptly filed to trademark over eight names from its treasure trove of past works, teasing that it may be resurrecting these titles in specific in the future. The trademark filings were published at Chizai Corporation.

Sega has filed trademarks for over eight IPs in the last few days.
Sega has filed trademarks for over eight IPs in the last few days.

It filed to trademark Altered Beast, Eternal Champions, Jet Set Radio, and Kid Chameleon three days ago. The publisher has filed to trademark eight more franchises today, including Alex Kidd, After Burner, Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead, Outrun, and more.

Sega has hailed Sonic the Hedgehog’s success as the significant opportunity that allowed it to pursue the goal of reviving its classical IPs. The CEO of SEGA of America, Shuji Utsumi, also clarified that it will “create great games” in the coming years. Many of these games will likely be the names that were filed for trademark today.

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Besides these new trademarks, the company unveiled the resurgence of many other classic IPs at The Game Awards 2023 event. Sega has confirmed that a sum of 5 games is in development so far, including Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, and Crazy Taxi. However, the trailer showcased by the publisher at the event also clarified that more unspecified projects are in the brewer.

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The possibility of multiple other unannounced titles being under the works is becoming more and more plausible because of all these moves made by the company. It is worth noting that little to nothing is known about these in-dev games behind the scenes, but we can expect plenty more to be revealed as the devs reveal more info in the future. For now, we suggest taking the trademarks with a grain of salt.

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