A website named Junkiemonkies.com has uncovered a new Twisted Metal Trademark on the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market website. The filing is for a community trademark, for classes 9, 28, and 41, computer games, toys, and web-based electronic game services.
From the OHIM website:
- 9 – Computer game software; computer software for video games or for games machines; video games; electronic devices for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages; downloadable electronic publications; sound and/or video recordings featuring music, entertainment and/or games.
- 28 – Toys, games and playthings; computer game apparatus; electronic games; computer games apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; video game machines; portable games with liquid crystal displays; computer peripheral devices for playing computer games; computer games controllers; electronic apparatus and instruments all for use in computer and video gaming; handheld electronic games; handheld computer games; bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain any of the aforementioned goods.
- 41 – Electronic games services provided by means of the Internet; Internet games (non-downloadable); arranging of games; organizing of games; education; entertainment services; entertainment services provided on-line and/or via a computer database for matching users for the transfer or sharing of computer games, music, video and audio recordings via communications networks; organizing, staging and the provision of on-line tournaments; entertainment by means of wireless television broadcasts; provision of customized web pages for featuring game player information, including information regarding a player’s identity and the player’s preferences; the provision of on-line electronic publications; information relating to all of the aforementioned.
However, this does not confirm that Sony is working on a new game in The Twisted Metal series, but it does reveal that Sony have showed an interest in the possibility of a sequel, and want to protect the trademark for slightly longer.
The previous game in the Twisted Metal series made it’s debut on PlayStation 3 in 2012.