The video game publisher and developer Capcom files yet another trademark in the United States for the PlayStation 4 exclusive dungeon-crawler Deep Down.
It has been quite a while since we’ve heard any concrete news regarding the status of Deep Down, as it was about six months ago when its trademark was extended by Capcom, leading many to wonder what fate holds for what was initially revealed several years ago as one of the first exclusive games to be coming to the PlayStation 4. Now, it seems as if Capcom could still be planning something for Deep Down, for the video game publisher and developer just recently filed for another trademark in the United States for the title.
As reported by GameSpot, while the previous filing for the trademark of Deep Down from July 2013 is still active, Capcom has apparently doubled-down on its ownership of the title’s brand, as the company officially submitted a new application on February 9, 2017. As one should expect, both the filing from 2013 and from 2017 are identical in terms of the language used in the documents, allowing Capcom to still hold onto the trademark.
Although some Deep Down fans might see this as a bit of good news, as it potentially means that Capcom could eventually bring the Dragon’s Dogma-inspired title out of the dark and into the light once more, it’s important to note that the publisher and developer has not yet officially announced any more plans beyond holding the game’s trademark. With this being the case, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Deep Down will make any kind of resurgence.
For those unaware, Deep Down was actually revealed during the PlayStation 4 reveal event way back in early 2013, but has yet to have an official launch, with anyone related to the project having effectively maintained radio silence ever since. Capcom initially announced Deep Down as a free-to-play title, but delayed its release in 2014, with the company declaring its intentions to take complete advantage of the Sony console’s power, saying, “We want to finish a game that fully uses the PS4 hardware specs.”
Not much else is known about Deep Down other than the fact that the game is set in 2094 New York, with Capcom having promised to deliver a “realer than real” experience with the title. However, fans who want to get a somewhat better idea of what could be in store for them in the future would do well to check out its first trailer. Of course, with it having been almost four years since Deep Down was announced, if the game does come to fruition, Capcom could have done away with everything shown thus far in favor of a completely new build.
Deep Down is currently without an official release date, but has been announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.