Many have been wondering if Scalebound was announced too early. Showcased this year at E3, the game immediately entered news limbo. It surprisingly missed any kind of showing at Tokyo Game Show, where the developers remained tight lipped, with some interviews that are basically a collection of “I can’t tell you yet.”
Yesterday something finally moved, even if it isn’t a trailer, screenshots, or news on the gameplay, but at last Microsoft registered the trademark for the name. The fact that this has been done several months after the reveal is rather surprising, especially considering that we already have a trademark for Battletoads and Microsoft still didn’t say a pip about it.
According to the documentation, the trademark was applied back in May in South Africa, but the application for the US was submitted yesterday.
Interestingly, the trademark includes not only class 9 (games), but also 41 (online games), indicating that Scalebound will presumably have an online component.
More importantly, now that Microsoft finally moved to get dibs on the name, are we finally going to see something about it any time soon? Only time will tell.