Capcom has filed a trademark for something called “Shinsekai: Into the Depths,” which translates to “New World: Into the Depths.” The filing has appeared on European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) website, indicating that the company will be retaining the “Shinsekai” part of the title in the West.
However, the translation has people wondering what the trademark is for. Some believe (just wishful thinking) that “Into the Depths” can somehow be linked to the long-forgotten Deep Down, others believe that “New World” indicates that the trademark has something to do with Monster Hunter. For those who aren’t aware, Monster Hunter: World‘s upcoming expansion Iceborne is set in The New World.
Late last month, Capcom said that despite doing “quite well” with its existing franchises, the company hasn’t stopped eyeing new IPs. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne happens to be Capcom’s only major release in the fiscal year ending March 2020, leaving many wondering about its future plans.
“We’re not giving up on the idea of creating new characters and series, it’s just we’re doing quite well at the moment with bringing new, fresh approaches to our existing series,” Head of Consumer Games Development Division 2, Ryozo Tsujimoto, told Video Games Chronicles in a recent interview. “That’s working out very well for us but we’ll never take our eye off creating original games in the future.”
We should find out in due course what Shinsekai: Into the Depths is and will make sure to update our readers when we have more information. In the meantime, let us know what you think the trademark refers to.