Atlus + Gungnir = New Norse Game?

By Spencer . January 4, 2010 . 8:48pm

image Atlus may be dabbling with Norse mythology again. In Japan, they filed a trademark for Gungnir, the name of Odin’s spear, for use with video games.


Back in 2007, Atlus made a PlayStation 2 game with Norse mythology ties called Odin Sphere. Perhaps, this Gungnir trademark is related? Odin Sphere: Gungnir has a nice ring to it.



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  • Atlus made a PlayStation 2 game with Norse mythology ties called Odin Sphere.

    B-B-But… we all know it was Vanillaware.

    Also, legal experts help us out here. Can you go from Gungnir to Odin Sphere: Gungnir even though you only trademarked ONE of the three words? Or should this trademark ONLY cover a game titled “Gungnir”?

    • Since, Atlus owns the Odin Sphere IP and trademarked Odin Sphere they should be able to go from Odin Sphere -> Odin Sphere: Gungnir. It’s just like how Square Enix can register subtitles like Hand of the Heavenly Bride for Dragon Quest.

    • biwwy

      The new game shall be dubbed as… Odin Spear

  • eliel

    cool i hope this is a remake for PSP or a sequel, but i have a feelin its unrelated to Vanillaware’s Odin sphere….

  • Vanilla

    Regardless of whether it’s Odin Sphere-related, Atlus and Norse mythology? I don’t think I could EVER pass that up.

  • ndjn3979

    If there was one game I couldn’t wait for at this point, it would be an Odin Sphere sequel. I thought I’d be a gamer forever, but I’m starting to get disillusioned.

  • holyPaladin

    Hmm interesting…

  • PSP port of Odin Sphere perhaps? That seems the most likely to me…

    • jj984jj

      I don’t think I’d be able to deal with the extra slowdown. Hopefully it’s a new game.

  • endaround

    Since Atlus now owns Sting this could be for a new Dept of Heaven game.

    • malek86

      Atlus doesn’t own Sting (yet). Anyway, I doubt this is the case. Sting games usually have weirder titles.

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