Last month, it was briefly believed that the long-anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Guardian , had been canceled.

But as various Sony representatives clarified, the game is actually still in development, although we remain concerned. In the most recent update, we learned that the team actually had to go back and redo parts of the game . That sounds a little ominous, in truth.

Now, we have what might be a new development, although you'll have to do some legal interpreting. According to a information obtained at Trademarkia , it seems Sony has filed a "New Application" trademark for the title in question. Here's the status update:

"…status on the THE LAST GUARDIAN trademark changed to NEW APPLICATION – RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER."

The trademark is also listed as "active," which is in contrast to what we saw that sparked the cancellation rumor. Thing is, the last trademark filing didn't appear to be active anymore, so perhaps this update for a "new application" is good news. We're just hoping we see more of the game this month at the Tokyo Game Show…cross your fingers.

P.S. Thanks, BikerSaint!

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

"Operating a real-time game for others over a global and local area computer networks"

Does that mean it has become an online game?

It's all pretty scary but thanks for the tip Bikersaint.

tes37
tes37
8 years ago

Online game? Sounds like a horrible idea to me. That game has single player experience written all over it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Yeah I know nothing about trademark paperwork, that quote could be referring to anything. It just caught my eye.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I was watching some of the bonus vids that came with the Ico & SotC collection. Well, if I remember right, Japan Studio WANTS to create a multiplayer game. uh ohh

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

TGS is going to be big for me. I want to see info on this game, FFvsXIII (still remember the TGS dated rumor), and GT6!

Soultaker
Soultaker
8 years ago

I thought it wasnt going to be at tgs. unless that is the rumor you were rrferring to.

___________
___________
8 years ago

sooner we see this game the better!
but sadly like HL3 im not holding my breath………
in fact if either said games ever see the light of day ill eat my hat!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

You must own a lot of hats!

___________
___________
8 years ago

yup, collection from trips for work.
pens and keychains too, id probably have enough to smelt them down and create enough metal to create a car for every living thing on earth!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Thanks for the shout-out Ben….
….and World!

I'm always trying to do my part for the PSXE community while I slum the net.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Btw, forgot to reply to your email, but I wanted to tell you-

The reason you see stories that you probably tipped us about but don't see your name is just because either: A. I've already seen the story, or B. I have to link to a main source, which I kinda have to do.

If it's all you, you'll always get that little credit. Just wanted to explain. ūüôā

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Ben,
Hey, no problem as I already understood that, LOL.

Anyway, most of the time I do try to find the original source to send, but if the secondary site seems to have a lot more info, then I'll send that one instead(with the original source also included at the bottom too).