Recently, a trademark was filed in Japan for Gex, a long-dormant platforming franchise published by Square Enix for several older consoles such as the original PlayStation. Gex was also trademarked in Europe last year, signaling that this gecko’s revival may be imminent. Still, trademarks are also filed for rights reasons and don’t necessarily guarantee that a franchise revival is in the works.
Regardless, the possibility of Gex coming back is… intriguing. This series has been simultaneously maligned and beloved in ironic fashions. The series would potentially resonate with the modern gaming climate as the games referenced real-life media. Additionally, the protagonist, Gex, would quote several films and make quippy remarks about them. Considering how much entertainment has evolved over the years since this franchise’s inception, I’m honestly curious to see how it would be tackled now. We’ll simply have to wait and see if any notable developments occur in the near future regarding these filed trademarks. I doubt anyone is foaming at the mouth for Gex, but hey, if there is, then I hope their dreams are fulfilled.
Yesterday, Square Enix announced that the upcoming western release of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent will occur in Summer 2022. Further, users can currently pre-register for the title with the chance to gain access to its closed beta. However, pre-registration is only available via the Google Play Store.
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