Square Enix Files Trademark For “Life Is Strange”

By Ishaan . July 1, 2014 . 9:00am

Square Enix have filed a mysterious trademark in Europe, for something called “Life Is Strange”. As always, this could be for just about anything, and the name doesn’t sound like it would make a suitable subtitle for, say, Hitman.


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  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    For once we can all agree with Square Enix – Life is strange :)


    La Vie C’est Drole anyone?

    • Kaetsu

      Dammit you beat me to it!

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery


    my real life is strange when i can like weird game like this

  • Is this a new Live A Live game? Because I so want it.


    • shytende

      You can’t know how happy I am to see someone else remembering this game.

    • zzzSleeping

      Let it be a new live a live and not for smartphones etc

    • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

      I’d be down for another Live A Live… just not on mobile.

      • Ric Vazquez


    • Warboss Aohd

      it’d be nice to see a sequel to that hidden gem.

    • My first thought.

  • Go2hell66

    Drakengard 4 Confirmed

    • Kornelious

      While that would be AWESOME! It doesn’t scream “chaotic mass murdering bloodshed” enough :P

  • Caleb Kinkaid

    The World Ends With You 2: Life is Strange

    • John Smith

      Make this happen

    • kylehyde

      Yes please, sweet Lord hear our prays.

    • Paul Rodriguez

      I think you meant The World Ends With You 2: Life is Strange free-2-play for iOS/Android

      • Land of Green Pasture

        the game gonna sells moar smartphone

        • Paul Rodriguez

          Too bad smartphone games are low rent with barely any gameplay and mostly require just the swipe of a finger, have little to no skill involved and F-2-P with in-app purchases, I won’t even waste my time with this dreck. I’d pick a handheld/console game over any mobile any day.

      • E.T.993

        It’s like a creepypasta.It could always happen.

    • JustThisOne

      Haha, I thought it was something like this too. The original title of TWEWY was something like, It’s a Wonderful World. Sounds like it could be in the same vein.

  • Akaseru

    New TWEWY?

  • axemtitanium
  • transferstudentx

    life is s.t.r.a.n.g.e

  • subsamuel01

    Calling it now, another iOS RPG.

  • surakian

    If it was Europe that filed the trademark, it must be an Eidos-related title.

  • Shippoyasha

    Don’t trust anything or hope for anything I’d say.

  • Audie Bakerson

    As strange as life is, I’m confident in putting actual money down that its a mobile game at this point.

  • Kintaro

    Life is so strange…that they take a decade to make final fantasy XV and meanwhile they keep making stupid names for their games.

    • ShadowDivz

      Ouch dude, low blow.

    • qygagw wgag

      You do know game companies have several divisions. XV is being developed by a big one. It switched over to PS4 in mid 2012. Then they saw it can be ported over to XB1 as well and the original PC version can be released if they choose. Stop rushing them. Noruma and the rest of Division 1 could have continued on PS3 but they didnt because they openly admitted 7th gen hardware scaled back their vision. So stop rushing them because the team doesnt want to release it half baked just for a cash in. and why is a name for something you know nothing about stupid. gosh you guys complain about anything these days

      • Kintaro

        I’m not complaining and in fact Square Enix is one of my favorite companies, but the fact that XV is being handled by a big division just makes it more ridiculous that the game isn’t out yet, it should be, although I prefer to wait for a quality game…I just think they should get their priorities right. That being said, if this turns out to be a good game I’ll give my attention

  • Subarashiki kono sekai 2 Life is strange

  • ShadowDivz

    I bet it will be the Square Enix masterpiece.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I’d dig for this to be a sequel to The World Ends With You, but it probably ain’t.

  • Fahmi

    Square Enix is Strange

  • Gojira Twit

    I am calling this right now: this is going to end up being what Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me dev studio) is doing for Square-Enix.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    It’s a Wonderful World/ It’s a Wonderful Life is the Japanese name for The World Ends With You. Life is Strange sounds fitting as a title for the sequel to The World Ends With You. However, I guess I can’t get my hopes up when it comes to Square Enix.

    • darke

      This is one of the instances where I actually prefer the English name over the Japanese one. The World Ends With You is much more evocative then the Japanese one. :)

    • Ric Vazquez

      I think the same thing, hopefully that’s what it is, for the *cough cough* 3DS *cough cough*

  • Suzaku

    I want to believe it’s connected to It’s a Wonderful World.

    Square Enix just ported it to Android and they’ve got a new Death March (Def March in the English localization) album coming out in September.

  • Testsubject909

    Life Is Strange. Sometimes Square Enix asks us to be excited, and when the news comes, everyone breaks into screams about Kingdom Hearts 3.

    …Couldn’t resist the bad joke.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Life is Strange???

    It’s a Wonderful World?

    …….S-E Can i trust again here?T_T

  • Pichi

    Want to believe, but its SE. Hype levels low.

  • AoNoise

    Life is Strange: Lightning Strikes Twice. FFXIII.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Oh God no…

  • Heropon

    Definitely IOS/Android games .

  • Something to do with The World Ends With You maybe?

    Definitely hope so!

    • Ric Vazquez

      Maybe it’s the sequel

  • ishyg

    Sounds like a Subaseka game.

  • brian

    Makes me think of Live-a-Live.

  • LonelyGamer

    You know what is stranger than life? Square Enix

  • Probably a mobile game. Not going to get my hopes up. Nope.

  • CirnoLakes

    Life is indeed very strange.

  • unexpect3rd


    • Ric Vazquez

      I thought the same thing, maybe that’s the name for the TWEWY sequel.

      • bentheechidna

        The Japanese title of TWEWY was “It’s a Wonderful World”. I imagine Life is Strange will be getting a different overseas title.

        • Ric Vazquez

          It seems highly likely that it’s the sequel then, i really hope it is :D

  • Ric Vazquez

    I think it maybe the sequel for The World Ends With You, hopefully NOT FOR MOBILE!

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