Sony Registers “Dark Chronicle” Trademark After Over a Decade of Limbo

Fans of classic JRPG may find a reason to hope for the return of one of the most relevant games in the genre: Sony Computer Entertainment registered the “Dark Chronicle” Trademark with the Japanese Patent Office, as discovered viaΒ Trademark Bot.

Here’s a translation of the trademark, that was filed on March 27th and has just been published:


[Trademark Number 2014-23437]
Trademark: [image]
Applicant (s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Filing Date: March 27, 2014
Nice Class: 9

For those that aren’t familiar with it, Dark ChronicleΒ is the original title of Level 5’s beloved JRPG Dark Cloud 2, released for PS2 in 2002 (2003 in the west).

The trademark is indeed the same as the old one (as can be seen by the identical image), that was left to expire in July last year.

Now the question is if Sony will actually do something with it. A new registration almost a year after the trademark’s expiration seems to indicate a positive answer, but there’s no way to be sure for now.

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  • Interesting. I hope this is the surprise Shuhei Yoshida hinted.

    • Delsin Rowe

      i hope not. really ? this ? we can hope for betters you know πŸ™‚
      but i respect your opinion,

  • Huseyin Unsal

    Oh shit !!!!

  • Rasheed Jackson


  • Dollow Rlance

    Well that is random.

  • Ritsujun


  • Dollow Rlance

    Wild Arms, Arc the Lad, now Dark Cloud, I hope we see these titles come back.

    • Jessenia Lopez

      and grandia

      • Dollow Rlance

        I don’t think Grandia’s trademark was renewed.

      • FoxInABox

        we will most likely never see another grandia again, or shadow hearts, ok there will never be another shadow hearts ever, grandia is very unlikely

    • Negi Springfield

      I would love to see Suikoden too.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Vita/PS3 for sure.

    My body is Shu

  • DemonFenton

    Sweet I loved Dark Cloud and Dark Chronicles back in the PS 2 days. HD upgrade or new game I can’t wait.

    • FoxInABox

      id rather have a rogue galaxy hd remake for vita than a dark cloud remake, i hope its darkcloud 3 or rogue galaxy 2 that they will show off and not a crappy mmo

  • Donatetimo

    holy shit….!!! I hope is a new game.

  • Dennis

    Dark Cloud 2 was freaking awesome! I wish they make a third game for the PS4/Vita.

    • Anime10121

      Yep, far better than White Knight EVER turned out!

  • TristanPR77

    E3 is going to be awesome with all the surprises that Sony have undercover.

  • Anime10121

    Oh sheit oh sheit oh sheit!!! GIMME GIMME GIMMEHHHHHH!!!!! πŸ˜€

  • VV1LLC

    Awesome childhood is that you!? πŸ˜€

  • Jonathan Crout

    level 5 is working on rpg for ps4 this is it no hands down dark cloud 3 i hope ni no kuni 2 would be good also i hope its dark cloud 3 with remasters of 1st 2 done also with trophys

    • FoxInABox

      i expect more from level 5, ni no kuni and the white knight chronicles really let me down, i hope i dont see any of them at e3

  • Judgephoenix


  • Snorlax

    Holy crap. I still have my copy of Dark Cloud 2 on my shelf. HYPE HYPE HYPE

  • Anonymous

    Not to rain on the parade but it could simply be they’re releasing the game as a PS2 classic. I hope something more but I’m keeping my hype tepid for now.

    • PlayMatt

      Dark Cloud Collection in HD for Vita please! *____*

    • Jesse

      Yeah, that does seem more likely. Would not mind it, though. ^^.

    • Sly Cooper

      It’s a PS2 game, so I’m gonna say it’s probably being remade if it’s heading to the ps4. Dark chronicles/cloud 2 is what I prefer over dark cloud just because I love the gameplay and the protagonists max and monica.

      • FoxInABox

        i like the charm of the first game more

  • PlayMatt


  • Zerosion

    Oh boy I can hope πŸ˜€ Still have my copy of 1&2.

  • redd214

    HD collection with 1 and 2 please!!!

  • Galen Nycroft

    Every system in every console generation must have:

    A major Final Fantasy game
    A Suikoden Game
    A Wild Arms Game
    A Breath of Fire Game
    A Tales Game

    ^This will save consoles every time!

    • FoxInABox

      sure if square enix understood what there consumers even want

  • snake8989

    My favorite RPG on PS2. Hope we also see DC 1 and 2 port to PS3/4/vita platforms.

  • Los Illuminados

    excellent news. need The Legend of Dragoon 2 and more JRPGs Sony!!!

  • Speedster117

    Probably going to be a reboot on the ps4.

  • Hector Casey


  • Matthew Gregus

    Dark Cloud 1 and 2 are fun parts of my childhood that I like to relive whenever I can. I had no idea that people needed to ask for a 3rd game, so I thought I’d join in. I know this may sound dare I say “geeky” but I’m a sucker for video games with great stories behind them and the Dark Cloud series was and is one of the best I’ve experienced.

  • Zack Wooten

    Dark Cloud would be enough for me to finally be happy with my PS4!

  • littlebixy

    sony if you was to make dark cloud one two HD Remake or versions on ps4 then make a 3rd one you would have no problem at all through the whole gen with xbox one you would wipe the floor with them and probably beat your own ps2 console on sales

  • Imran


  • Shane

    Can’t wait! I was addicted to this game as a kid!!!!