Some days ago, SNKP (SNK Playmore) registered new trademarks for one of the most famous fighting sagas: King of Fighters. Following this, two days later the company has registered another Neo-Geo classic saga name in the Japan Trademark and Patent Office: Samurai Spirits (aka Samurai Showdown in the West). In fact, they registered the name in Japanese (サムライスピリッツ ) and English in two different trademarks.
You can check the Japanese one here.
July 2014: [Sho-negai 2014-63730] Trademark: Samurai Spirits / applicant: SNK Playmore / filing date 9 (computer game software, etc.), as well as its 28 (business TV game machine accessories and other parts), provides in addition to the game by (41 online)
And the English one here.
July 2014: [Sho-negai 2014-63731] trademark: SAMURAI SPIRITS / applicant: SNK Playmore / filing date 9 (computer game software, etc.), as well as its 28 (business TV game machine accessories and other parts), 41 by the gate (online …
Apparently, it won’t be a mobile game since we can read at the trademark “video game software” instead of ”software for mobile games”.
Perhaps we won’t have to wait long for an official announcement, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) will be held in just two weeks.