Konami Secures Bloody Roar as a Registered Trademark 2020
Many of you don’t know this, but I am a huge Bloody Roar fan. Many of my friends know this even a good body of mine acquired me a PS2 copy of Bloody Roar 3 for my Birthday, big up to Luis. Even my buddy Obi updated me recently with some interesting news about the series or rather what it might mean.
Bloody Roar revival?
A content creator by the name of JerimiahIsaiah posted on his youtube channel documents showing. Konami registers the trademark for Bloody Roar. Now the series has had many sequels going across different platforms. I still have Bloody Roar 1 and 2 on my PS3 when it was re-released digitally. Copies of Bloody Roar 3 and 4 on PS2, but my collection needs Bloody Roar Extreme on the OG Xbox. Now let’s talk a little bit of history at the moment since Konami took a different turn when it comes to their gaming content.
Since Konami decided that they wanted to do gambling machines and kind of cut ties with gaming it seems. Things have been weird especially with the ending of a potential new Silent Hill game and the falling out with Kojima. What in all gaming heck is Konami going to do with the Bloody Roar series?
Of course, someone beat me to my worries by stating that their love of pachinko machines will be its future. However in the document which states that it is under a Class 9. What is Class 9? I am glad you asked.
- CLASS 9: Downloadable video game programs; recorded video game programs: downloadable video game software; recorded video game software; downloadable computer game programs; recorded computer game programs; downloadable computer game software; recorded computer game software.
It also states in the document that it is registered for consoles. This information made my beastly ears perk up a bit since now you have my interest. However, what game is Konami playing at now? Maybe they tried their hand at Casino’s and wasn’t getting that much attention? Maybe someone in the company that has power was sitting at their desk and missed making games. We are about to enter a new generation of consoles so it might be time for Konami to chime back in.
Some of Bloody Roar’s original creators Kenji Fukuya and Susumu Hibi. Susumu Hibi helped with Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate but nothing since then. So what can happen?
What’s there to worry about?
Well, Konami doesn’t have the strongest reputation for producing a decent fighting game. I will acknowledge they do produce great beat’em ups as well as action adventures with the developers they do acquire. But a fighting game on Bloody Roar is going to need something special as there has not been anything like it ever. A full-on fighter that can transform into your animal forms mid-battle was an awesome way to fight. For example, using Gado the Lion using a chain of combos and then bursting into beast form to continue said combo was amazing. That was unique and astonishing to watch.
Even now the games hold up very well with their fluid combat system and great impact in fights. Meaning when you kick the hell out of your opponent out of the ring. It is glorious to see them bash through a wall or gate. Now, this is where some would think of what kind of improvements would be needed? What fighting style would be placed here. Even though Dead or Alive is doing something weird with DOA 6, I find the fight mechanics of DoA 6 enjoyable. Tekken 7 also would be considered for their slow-motion feature.
That they do not just throw this in a file cabinet somewhere and it is collecting dust. I have hopes that maybe in two years we will see something a trailer or demo of a new Bloody Roar title. Konami you bought so please use and do a good job. Don’t half-ass this opportunity and bring back this title. Also, don’t do what you did with Metal Gear Survive. Do a good job, that’s it. – Beast Out –