Square Enix Registers Occult Maiden And Star Ocean Trademarks

By Spencer . June 18, 2013 . 11:28pm

Since Square Enix went all Koihime Musou with Sangokushi Rumble we’re wondering what Occult Maiden will turn out to be. The publisher behind Dragon Quest also registered Star Ocean again. Trademark renewals happen all the time, but Square Enix tends to re-register a trademark right before using it.


Take Dragon-on Dragoon, the Japanese title for Drakengard, for example. Square Enix re-registered Drag-on Dragoon in early 2013, a few months before they revealed Drakengard 3. On the other hand, the plot of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time makes it difficult to continue the universe without acknowledging that plot twist. Perhaps, we’ll get a Star Ocean game where you play a Star Ocean simulation.


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  • NoLastName

    *fingers crossed* hopefully Star Ocean isn’t a social game

    • Ereek

      Or an iOS game. I suppose I could stomach a single-player iOS game better than a social game, though.

    • $36598391

      Just hope Tri Ace doesn’t allow it because Square Enix doesn’t own the series

  • AokiShizuku

    That thumbnail instantly made me assume Star Ocean 3 was getting a HD remake. DO WANT.

    But seriously, I’d love to see that Tri-Ace engine be put into use for a new Star Ocean game.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    A Star Ocean game? I’m in! I just hope it’s not a social game.

    • Colonel Custard

      Lord I hope not.

    • Marcus J. Hopkins

      SO tired of social games.

    • $36598391

      Here comes HD remaster of Star Ocean 3!

      • I have no problem with that.

        • $36598391

          Same here as long as it’s on both PS3 and VITA
          VITA is lacking in RPGs

  • Syn

    Am calling it now, its an IOS game….or browser

  • Go2hell66

    New star ocean!? hell yeah!
    just as long as it plays and looks nothing like SO4

    • Warboss Aohd


    • CirnoTheStrongest

      S04 was the second best Star Ocean game ._.

      • Go2hell66

        well we’ll have to agree to disagree on that one

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          Yeah, I realize my opinion’s not the most popular one out there ^_^;

          • Go2hell66

            wouldn’t mind if they gave the MC another badass name like Edge Maverick though

          • Sakurazaki

            Oh please no, I didn’t like “Edge Maverick” at all XD

      • animefreakhq

        Do you have deaf ears or don’t care about dialog scriptwriting?

  • Bojan Njegomir

    Please Square and Tri-Ace, PLEASE suprise us with the next Star Ocean but on console!

    • wings

      or Star Ocean 3 as ps2 classic

  • alangato

    Well, tri ace must be working on something, especially after that tech demo from 2011…and I think they have been working with Square again (not talking about those FFXIII games LOL) for some time. I really don’t see Sega funding another big JRPG for some time lol (but I think that we will see some cool JRPG from a Sega team soon…)

    Come on Square Enix, it is your chance to become the JRPG powerhouse once again!!

    • $36598391

      There is a cool Sega JRPG out called Phantasy Star Online 2 but it’s being held hostage in Japan

      • alangato

        Ops, I was talking about console JRPG, like Valkyria Chronicles 4 or something related to Skies of Arcadia…I hope!

  • Suriel Cruz

    Star Ocean!!!… please let it be for PS3 & others! -drools-

  • Arcm

    I would love for an HD release of Star Ocean 3. Hell, if it included Valkyrie Profile 2 I would run around my house naked.

  • doubletaco

    Ha ha, time for iOS games.

  • kroufonz

    I want to believe…………

    as long it’s on console/PS3 i take anything starocean HD remake, reboot, spinoff whatever , i really need more dose of Tri-ace game

  • ocaritna

    A possible port of SO1 or/and 2 to mobile/iOS.

    • $36598391

      I hope the two PSP Star Oceans are put on PSN so we all can play them on our Vitas

  • Hope it is not for mobile

  • $24431191

    We better get Star Ocean 5 eventually. SO3 is one of my favorite JRPGs of all time.

    • Anime10121

      I’m more a Second Story kind a guy, but 3 was my second favorite :)

  • Kai2591

    Star Ocean FOR MOBILE *evil laughter*

    hope not, for sanity’s sake.

    They really shouldn’t have gone for that plot twist in SO3.
    Messes with any chance of continuity. That, and I just don’t like it.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Star Ocean on consoles, please! :D

  • XypherCode

    Don’t play with our hearts SE! :D

  • TheExile285

    We all know they are either going to be mobile or social games…..

  • Warboss Aohd

    YES STAR OCEAN, please make it less like Star Ocean 4 an’ more like……da other onez.

    Maybe a non Human/Earthlin protagonist agian, like in Star Ocean 1 an’ Rena in da case o’ Star Ocean 2.

    Also let us explore da galaxy a bit, i mean it’s a Sci Fi series, stop making most o’ dem take place on Medieval era worldz.

  • epy

    I… I want to believe, dammit!!

  • Chim_era

    jep what a plot twist that was :p
    However Till the end of time remains one of my favorite RPG’s.
    I just hope they don’t mess this one up. The last one was totally horrid

  • Kawashima

    Please don’t let the new Star Ocean be like SO4. Having the main character get all depressed during one of the longest parts of the game just kinda ruins the mood when playing the game.

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    plz be more like star ocean 2/3 also a release of till the end of time would be nice for a ps2 classic

  • ……I think we are all hoping for the same thing……….

  • Detrimont

    I thought it was Rei from evangelion at very first quick glance

  • Sakurazaki

    What do you guys think a potential SO’s story will be about? I’m not too big on the lore, but I am a fan of the games.

  • If Star Ocean ends up iOS I might get seriously angry. Also, if Occult Maiden ends up being Suda51 making the sequel of Liberation Maiden, I might get seriously happy.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I would love to play a new Star Ocean game, especially if it’s for PS4!

  • Another Star Ocean game on the consoles would be very much welcomed. A PS4 Star Ocean would be nice as well =^_^=

  • Prinnydoom

    Square you just made my day

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    Or they could just ignore SO3 and make a game continue off of SO2.

    I wanna play a game with Ashton and Precis’s kid as the star!

    • $36598391

      There already is a sequel to SO2 for the GBC called Blue Sphere which was skipped over here

  • Alestaos

    Would love another proper Star Ocean game thats console bound and not smartphone or social based!

  • Zuhri69

    Steady now, SE. Best not be rash….

  • Anime10121

    Do NOT and I repeat DO NOT turn Star Ocean into a social/mobile/gree game SE! I will be angry, and you will not like me when I’m angry!

    • $36598391

      Don’t rip any more of your shirts when you transform into the Hulk
      Bruce Banner, you are running low

    • Crimson_Cloud

      In this case, you will turn into a Titan. And thats far worse… ;)

  • chobitsza

    I smell SO3 remaster…

  • ragingmerifes

    After the E3 of this year, I have faith in you again, Square. <3

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time: the only rpg that defeated me

  • Crimson_Cloud

    If you’re gonna make Star Ocean, don’t tease me with sexy lady… like Myuria, which you couldn’t romance. Don’t do this to me again…

  • Omikuji

    I always hated that ‘twist’ that appeared in SO3, dispite the fact it gave the ten wise men in the second game a reason to want to blow it all up if they found out about it. I secretly hope deep deep down that it’s possibly a retcon to before that twist. I always thought the lore of the universe in Star Ocean was really interesting and not just some… ridiculous 4d game.

    I would pine over a Star Ocean Blue Sphere ios release though, that’s the only Star Ocean I’d want for an ios system and not a social game.

    • $36598391

      They might be working together with Tri Ace on a SO Blue Sphere remake

    • theoriginaled

      I always personally find it interesting that there is such vehemence against the notion that the star ocean universe IS a simulation. As if the sudden knowledge that it was all a game makes everything that happened before meaningless. The point WAS that it was a simulation complex enough that it couldnt be considered a simulation anymore but a Universe of its own. If our reality were some ridiculous 4d game would you think any less of it? No, because it is what it is and everything that has happened has happened.

      • Anime10121

        Agree wholeheartedly, I also never understood the hate. It was a 4D game that broke simulation and surpassed its creator, as a guy who loves him some sci-fi, it was awesome to me!

      • Omikuji

        The thing is, the reason why I didn’t like it so much because it felt completely out of nowhere. Unless I completely missed it in the first two games, there was no hint or build up to it, no theories that could point towards it. In fact I really was loving three until they got to the ‘real’ world. It felt like suddenly there was a totally different story going on, and it made a lot of questioning and confusion for me and I’d imagen many other people who didn’t like the twist because of it. It’s all fake. How many of those people where controlled npcs? Who was controlling the original cast? How much of that was just some… loot quest for who was controlling them? Wait if they’re all NPCs who are the player characters who are controlling the actual player characters and-GAH. I could go on forever how baffling a questions I had for that twist and the previously set up lore could fit with it! DX

        It wasn’t like Mogworld where it used that ‘our world is a videogame’ well, having built up a good reasoning and rules to what was the game and what was controlled, it felt out of place and rather a tacted on twist for a Star Ocean game. A Star Ocean game originally about space travel, alien worlds, and planetary sized dangers melded in wonderfully with fantasy aspects. A twist for a sake of a twist.

        At least, that’s how I always felt about that twist.

  • NewestType

    I hate to be a downer but although many believe SO for mobile would be horrible, a mobile SO title would fit quite well into the current gaming habits of the jp community.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    New Star Ocean game with entirely new story/universe! Then you wouldn’t have to worry about the mess that 3 brought!

    • Ehren Rivers

      …But that’s what Last Hope was?

      Serisouly, I’m pretty sure Last Hope/SO4 was stated by the creators to be a reboot canon.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        I don’t recall that. And, it’s been forever, but I’m pretty positive they made strong hints to what happened in three

        • Ehren Rivers

          Nooooope. I mean, references to the other games for old players, maybe, but not narrative canon to my knowledge.

          “In a test play session held for Microsoft Japan employees and some prominent bloggers, when asked if Star Ocean: The Last Hope follows after Star Ocean: Till the End of Time’s plot twist, Yamagishi stated in a Q&A session that the world of SO4 exists in a parallel universe from the one in the first three Star Ocean games.” Directly from both Wikipedia and the Star Ocean Wikias.

          And here’s the link the interview in question:

          Basically, Last Hope starts the universe over again from the first journey of humanity. It’s based on the same set of events, but is in a “somewhat-parallel universe”.

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            Okay, then I better see a sequel with a cameo of Miracle Meracle and her companion

          • Ehren Rivers

            Right? That’d be pretty cute.

  • Yan Zhao

    Hope this Star Ocean is better than the last.

  • Heath Bunch

    Star Ocean has seen a release each generation since the Super Nintendo. Please keep that going, Square Enix….without a new Star Ocean, the PS4 just won’t be the same…I’m begging you…

  • AuraGuyChris

    Please, don’t let Fayt scream again.
    Good thing Hubert (Tales of Graces) didn’t do that. (Same VA).

  • Aristides

    Star Ocean on PS Vita!!!!

  • Remina

    I’d really like to see these as console games not iOS games. It would really give SquareEnix the feel of how they used to be when they put out great games every year (around the 90’s). E3 was great for them and I’d love to see their streak continue!

    The only iOS “games” I like are those that are supplementary to a console game like Mass Effect’s app that let you increase the galactic readiness in Mass Effect 3.

  • Solomon_Kano

    New Star Ocean? It’s tiiiiiiiiiiiime.


    I’ve been waiting to see this tech in action, tri-Ace. It’d be pretty sick to see SO5 early into the PS4’s life.

    • Anime10121


      Yes, yes it is. I’ve been wanting to see something in that engine since forever, but Tri Ace hasnt made a console game since they debuted that trailer, and that has made me so very sad.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Their silence on the console side makes me believe they’re already working on PS4. They released that trailer in 2011, so it’d line up. A TGS reveal would be amazing.

        • Anime10121

          That would be amazing! KH, MGS, FF, and a new SO announced in the same year, though hopefully it’ll be more SO 2 or 3 and less TLH.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, the only one I ever played at length was 3, so more of that would be nice.

          • Anime10121

            You REEAALLY must play the Second Story (preferably the PSP version), as it is the quintessential Star Ocean. Its everything the series should be, and had great characters, a great plot, and fantastic music (one of Sakuraba’s few great accomplishments imo)!

            Now get to it! Find yourself a copy and play it! This is not a request =D

          • Solomon_Kano

            Too bad it’s not available digitally, else I’d have already bought it. Wanted the two PSP remakes, but my PSP is in disrepair and they aren’t available digitally so I can play em on Vita. :/

          • Anime10121

            Aw man, I feel for ya bro. Square REALLY needs to get on getting their good PSP games on PSN. I mean, why can FFIV be released digitally, but BBS, CCFFVII, SO1, and SO2 get left to the wayside.

            Square, do us all a favor and fix this, you know you want to!

          • Solomon_Kano

            I heard somebody say that BBS is being held up by Disney, dunno how true that is. I don’t really mind on that one since we’ll definitely get a 2.5 HD with it, but CC is KILLING me. I have it and never got anywhere because my PSP screwed up. :/

            Come on, SE even put up later PSP games and some from that period! How is the original Dissidia up on PSN, but not CC? No Valkyrie Profile either.

          • Steven Higgins

            Except that Disney has been putting their own games on PSN even as recently as Brave, so it doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, if it was just their PSx/PC games I could understand but…

  • DesmaX

    Sweet, only played the PS3 one and… Yeah, I had fun with it (Loved the bosses), but I just hope there’s more Save Points.

    I mean, geez, they’re too far away. I just don’t have the patience anymore

    • Solomon_Kano

      If you enjoyed The Last Hope, you’d probably enjoy its much better predecessors as well. That SO3 plot twist is still kinda wacky though…

  • Space_Ghost

    I have such good memories of the Playstation Star Ocean! I guess that’d be “The Second Story”. I’d love a new one on PS4.

  • Mordina

    I loved The Second Story on Playstation sooo much! Rena and Ashton was always on my team. I hope they bring back in the next SO game the ability to choose to play as a male or female protoganist like with Claude and Rena.

  • I’ve only played the one that was released for PS3, if they decide to make a new game for the PS4 I’ll get the others for sure!

  • Audie Bakerson

    I had doubts one could un-ironiclly make a worse main character than Fayt, then Edge Maverick happened. Got to watch this trainwreck in action (assuming it’s not a Vita port or iOS game)

    • Crimson_Cloud

      The world needs more Yuri from Tales of Vesperia. That guy had it all. Badass fighter, smart and witty, would figure things out by himself, high dosage of tolerance, user of one-liners, would help his teammates, would give advice, wouldn’t be shy to say that girl is sexy and would spill blood on his hands for the sake of justice. 10/10.

  • Astraye

    Star ocean 3 on PsVita… yes i can dream.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    I do love Star Ocean, but the last one was so bad, I’m not sure if I should be excited or not.

  • Tim Lewis

    Speaking of Drakengard 3, when are we gonna hear new information on that? Thats what I care about right now. I was equally disappointed and intrigued that we didnt hear anything about it at E3.

  • revenent hell

    I love star ocean to… I think in a way its possible to continue the story or continue on to a new story from it if you know what I mean
    But isn’t it possible to be like a social/ios/android game? I mean in all honesty a great bulk of games from them are like this recently so my hope is small…

  • Hinataharem

    If this is Star Ocean 5 I will love Square til the end of time.

    • Anime10121

      I c wut u did thur =D

    • MrRobbyM


  • I bet this is nothing more than more mobile games for Iphone/Android

  • holyPaladin

    Please new Star Ocean for PS4!

    Or at least HD remake for SO1 – 3

    *finger crossed*

  • WingsOfEternity

    Tri-Ace delivers.

  • MrRobbyM

    I NEED a new Star Ocean game.

  • midgard229

    needs ps4 generation valkyrie profile PLEASE!

  • Star Ocean for Vita please.

  • Ehren Rivers

    So is the writer of the article just not gonna talk about how SO4 was totally a separate version of events, and how any further Star Ocean games would almost certainly be set in that Universe? No?

    Well, all right. I suppose we’ll go back to bickering over the ending of TtEoT and trying to cut each other through our computer screens. Carry on.

  • Sheer

    It’s SO3’s 10 year anniversary. They’re bound to do something in celebration/commemoration.

  • Ohhh, please bring Till The End of Time out in HD :D I love this game and would happily pay for it again with the HD treatment! Was my favourite in the series

  • CitizenGeek

    I absolutely adored Star Ocean 3, would love to see a remake!

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