Sony Trademarks "The Darkened Sea" and "The Altar of Malice"

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 7, 2014

Everquest and Planetside series developer and publisher Sony Online Entertainment filed on July 2nd for the registration of the trademarks “The Darkened Sea” and “Altar of Malice.” The titles have been trademarked under class 9 and 41, related to games and online games. Role playing games are also mentioned.

Both titles seem to fit SOE’s usual conventions for titling expansions more than actual new games, so that’s the most probable solution to the riddle, even if of course we have no way to know for sure for the moment.

It’s worth mentioning that the publisher’s rich portfolio of MMORPGs definitely has room for two more expansions.

Below you can check out both trademarks listed by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about their purpose.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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