A new Konami trademark could refer to Castlevania

Konami has filed a trademark that could refer to the Castlevania series.

The trademark, which is for the phrase “Project Zircon,” was applied for last week and was issued today. The trademark was applied for use in a number of fields, including “software for commercial video game machines”.

As pointed out Gematsuthe name “Project Zircon” may refer to an item found in the Castlevania series.

Zircon is a gem found in several Castlevania games and first appeared in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

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It should be noted that the Project Zircon trademark also covers Konami for use on arcade machines and other “commercial prize-winning machines”, meaning it is not certain that it refers to an upcoming console game.

Like many of Konami’s core franchises, including Metal Gear Solid, and (until its recent resurrection) Quiet HillCastlevania has been dormant for several years – the last major installment, Lords of Shadow 2, was released in 2014 and outsourced to an external developer, a Spanish studio. MercurySteam.

While older titles have been released as part of the collection, no announcement has been made about a new title for the in-development series, despite persistent reports.

VGC will report on it for the first time in 2021 Konami softened its stance by licensing more of its game features to external studios.

Our article stated that a A Castlevania reboot was also in the works internally in Japan, as well as several Silent Hill games in development at numerous external studios.

The latter finally proved true in October 2022 when Konami announced several external Silent Hill games including A remake of Silent Hill 2 author The Bloober TeamPolish studio behind Medium and Blair Witch.

Developer Konami recently admitted “Enthusiasm and Fan Enthusiasm Online” for the Castlevania franchise, saying that the buzz was “really Motivating for Konami”.