Konami renews Metal Gear Rising, Castlevnania trademarks

Konami renews trademarks for key games including Metal Gear Solid Rising and Castlevania...but you shouldn't get too excited.

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Published Mon, Apr 19 2021 4:44 PM CDT

Konami has renewed its trademark for Metal Gear Rising and the Castlevania franchise, Gematsu reports.

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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.

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