Square-Enix has registered a trademark for Parasite Eve in Europe, eight years after the release of the third, and seemingly final, entry in the popular sci-fi horror RPG series.
Parasite Eve was born from a 1995 Japanese sci-fi horror novel and played a part in the boom of ‘J-Horror’ that saw the likes of The Ring gain cult status. The game acted as a directs sequel to the novel and first appeared on the original PlayStation in 1998, and quickly gained a sequel of its own the year after. The last entry in the series, The 3rd Birthday, came in 2010 and was exclusive to the PlayStation Portable.
So something seems to be on the horizon Parasite Eve-shaped. The question is whether it will be a remaster/remake or a brand new sequel. Given the timeframe and the popularity of remakes of 20-year-old games such as Resident Evil 2 and Spyro the Dragon, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to bring Parasite Eve back the same way and introduce a whole new audience to it.