Capcom Renews Trademark for Deep Down IP

Capcom Renews Trademark for Deep Down IP

Good news for Deep Down fans, Capcom, the Japanese video game developer behind the upcoming game has renewed its trademark for the IP.

Deep Down is an upcoming single/multiple dungeon crawler for the PlayStation 4 console but little to no information on the game had been released since its 2013 reveal. However, it looks like Deep Down wasn’t abandoned and left for dead as Capcom has renewed its trademark for the title according to a United States Patent and Trademark Office document filed on Feb. 9, 2017.

What this means for fans is this; in order for a trademark on a game to continue, the game has to be released at some point. Since Deep Down hasn’t been released yet, this means that the trademark would have expired as a company only has a limited time to release a game from initial filing. If Capcom had cancelled Deep Down, the video game developer would not have refiled the trademark.

This doesn’t mean of course that Deep Down will never be cancelled or that the game is coming out soon, it just means that it’s not dead and Capcom is ever-so-slowly working on it. Considering that producer Yoshinori Ono told Japanese website 4Gamer (translated by Siliconera) in an interview that the game had been massively expanded, it’s no surprise that Deep Down is taking as long as it is.

“We’re thinking about showing something that looks completely different from what previously shown, although it might be a while from now,” said Ono in the interview.

“The ideas we have for the game is much larger now compared to when we first announced it, rather, the ideas we had before might not have been good enough.”

Deep Down is said to be similar to other games like Dark Souls and Dragon’s Dogma but not as difficult with some parts taking place in a medieval/fantasy setting.

  • Jenkins bell

    I am going to laugh if it is being delayed because of a Nintendo switch release.after all capcom wanted to bring their AWA's to the fact they said they will have 3 more games this year.why bring things back from the dead with Nintendo switch?makes sense.they did it with toejam and earl,rebellion,runner,no note heroes and even mana and bomberman!be something unique,like say monster hunter.mostly on Nintendo,does well,proves people like PS wrong that the 3DS is not a babysitter tool.why not prove people like PS wrong again?!they could make it mostly on Nintendo,they need AAA's(they have hidden ones,no doubt.but it would be great)it could do well,shows Nintendo can be for everyone(besides MH,what other games have they made on Nintendo first?VJ,O,TVC,SF2,etc)so yea,that is what I am saying.