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Square Enix files new trademark

Publisher Square Enix has filed a new trademark for game software and related merchandise, with "Dirge of Cerberus" being the latest addition to the company's recent spate of filings.

Other names filed recently include "Radiata Stories" and "Dawn of Souls"; however, Square Enix' track record show that the company has a habit of filing trademarks for names it never actually uses, a trait which has caused fans of the Chrono Trigger/Cross series to get over-excited in the past.

Square Enix also develops for a host of platforms, including PS2, GameCube, PC Online, PSP, Nintendo DS and Wireless devices, so it's really anyone's guess where these trademarks will be applied - although the firm's new focus on polymorphic content makes it likely that any game appearing on one platform will appear on several.

Our guess? This new filing may well be for the next Final Fantasy XI expansion pack, which would follow on from the similarly titled Rise of the Zilart and Chains of Promathia expansions.

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Rob Fahey: Rob Fahey is a former editor of who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.