Back in January Capcom requested a second extension for the deadline for providing a statement of use for the trademark of the PS4 exclusive Deep Down, pleasing for another sixth month to provide proof that the mark is being used in commerce in the US.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has now granted said extension, meaning that Capcom has another six months to announce a western localization since the date of the received Notice of Allowance. That’s February 11th, which brings the deadline to September 11th.
That said, the publisher can request an extension up to a maximum of five times, so they still have three more chances to do so. At the very least, though, this keep hopes for a localization alive, as the extension request is the equivalent of a sworn statement that the registrant has the intention of using the trademark in the country where it has been registered.
Considering that the game’s beta in Japan has been delayed multiple times, and the developer has asked the fans for more time before the next reveal, this can be seen as a good sign.