EA Trademarks “Darkspore”
What is a Darkspore? According to the Digimon Wiki, Dark Spores are “an evil device that slowly drives their human hosts mad while increasing their intelligence and athletic ability.”
In Final Fantasy XI, Dark Spore is an attack that “unleashes a torrent of black spores in a fan-shaped area of effect, dealing dark damage to targets.”
OK, so Electronic Arts’ new trademarks for “Darkspore” likely have nothing to do with either of those things. In EA’s February financial report, mention is made of “Spore Title TBA” set for release in Q4 2010. So it’s probably just that. On the other hand, one of the trademarks covers “motion picture film production,” so maybe it’s not.
Thanks to Superannuation for making this discovery.