SEGA Registers Trademark for Shining Seed

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Hachima Kikou writes that SEGA’s trademark for “Shining Seed” has gone public. There are no details on what exactly Shining Seed is, but it’s likely another full-fledged Shining RPG. You can check out the trademark below, courtesy of Hachima Kikou:

Shining Seed Trademark | oprainfall

A glimpse at the legalese that protects video game properties.

The most recent Shining game to be released is Shining Resonance. It was developed by Media.Vision (known for working on Valkyria Chronicles 3 and the Wild Arms series, among other titles) and released in December of last year in Japan. SEGA has been regularly supporting it with DLC since its release. Shining Resonance was also the only game in the franchise to be released on the seventh generation of consoles; before then, several entries were released on the PSP or the DS, so it will be interesting to see which platform Shining Seed ends up on.

While Shining hasn’t seen a localized presence in quite a while (outside of the crossover title Project X Zone, the last Shining game localized for audiences beyond Japan was 2007’s Shining Force EXA), the franchise remains popular in Japan. There is a Shining all-star 2D fighter called Blade Arcus from Shining that released in Japan last year. The Shining Fan Festa is an annual series of conventions for Shining series fans in Japan and has been running for a couple of years. Besides those, the Shining series receives a fair amount of additional merchandise like artbooks and figurines, similar to Bandai Namco Games’ Tales of series.

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