Square Enix Files Trademark for the Name “Outriders” in Europe

Square Enix registers a trademark for the name "Outriders" in Europe and fuels rampant speculation as to what this title could be.

on May 20, 2018 12:31 PM

A recent trademark filing in Europe has come to light from our friends at Square Enix. It seems they’ve filed for a trademark on the name Outriders with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

From the documentation filed on the EUIPO website, we know that Outriders falls under Nice Classifications 9 and 41. Nice Class 9 essentially covers properties ranging from video games to mobile media and films while Nice Class 41 covers entertainment services, including video games, online game services, television, film, and many other entertainment fields. While trademark filings are never certain, this may hint at a new video game property in development:

Square Enix Files Trademark for the Name

On top of that, a separate trademark application was filed for Nice Classifications 16, 25, 28: gaming guides, clothes, and toys/peripherals, respectively:

Square Enix Files Trademark for the Name

We don’t really know much else about what the name Outrider could eventually transform into, but we do know that Square Enix and People Can Fly announced a partnership to develop a AAA shooter title and that Square Enix has promised multiple blockbuster and medium games in the near future. Could Outriders be the title of a new game in partnership with People Can Fly, or is it related to Square Enix’s promise to push new IPs and titles in addition to blockbuster names like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy? Only time will tell, but for now, we have only speculation as to what Outriders could be.

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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.