Konami's recent trademark renewals don't necessarily mean new games are on the way. Companies like Konami renew trademarks for existing games all the time, especially if they're still collecting royalties on said projects. Metal Gear Rising released a long time ago but is still active on various storefronts like Steam and the Microsoft Store. Re-securing the trademark is important for Konami's business.
The Castlevania renewal is a no-brainer. Netflix is busy on Castlevania season 3, and Konami recently released a collection of classic Castlevania retro games.
While it's possible Konami could be making a new Castlevania game (we hope!) and possibly re-releasing a Metal Gear Rising remaster on next-gen hardware, these things may be unlikely as Konami is more comfortable staying out of mainline games development.
- > NEXT STORY: Apex Legends mobile detailed by EA, coming first to APAC regions
- < PREVIOUS STORY: Xbox's new breakthrough paves the way for mainstream cloud gaming