When it comes to sniffing out upcoming games, trademark offices are typically a good place to start looking. A new filing is usually a good indication of games that a company is working on, or at least gearing up to work on. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited has filed such a trademark, with a couple scant details about the nature of the trademark.
In a filing dated July 15, 2014, SCEE Ltd. has requested a trademark for something called “The Hungry Horde.” There is no description of what exactly this product is, however it was classified into three slightly different classes of trademarks:
9 Computer game software; computer software for video games or for games machines; video games; electronic devices for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages; downloadable electronic publications; sound and/or video recordings featuring music, entertainment and/or games.
28 Toys, games and playthings; computer game apparatus; electronic games; computer games apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; video game machines; portable games with liquid crystal displays; computer peripheral devices for playing computer games; computer games controllers; electronic apparatus and instruments all for use in computer and video gaming; handheld electronic games; handheld computer games; bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain any of the aforementioned goods.
41 Electronic games services provided by means of the Internet; Internet games (non-downloadable); arranging of games; organizing of games; education; entertainment services; entertainment services provided online and/or via a computer database for matching users for the transfer or sharing of computer games, music, video and audio recordings via communications networks; organizing, staging and the provision of on-line tournaments; entertainment by means of wireless television broadcasts; provision of customized web pages for featuring game player information, including information regarding a player’s identity and the player’s preferences; the provision of on-line electronic publications; information relating to all of the aforementioned.
So, it looks like this might be a game. Admittedly, this isn’t much to go on. Indeed, the possibility could be quite high that nothing ever comes of “The Hungry Horde.” What do you think? Let us know at the usual spot.