Square Enix could be following Konami’s lead when it comes to reviving the parasite eve Serie. By GematsuSquare Enix has archived a trademark for “symbiogenesis” in Japan, with the filing made on October 13 and made public today.
“Symbiogenesis”, also known as “endosymbiotic theory”, is the evolutionary theory whereby two separate organisms combine to form a single new organism. That is also the basis of the story in the 1995 Japanese novel “Parasite Eve” by Hideaki Sena. Square Enix developed parasite eve as a sequel to the book and released it in 1998.
Nothing has been confirmed yet regarding Square Enix actually looking for a revival of the parasite eve series, either a new version or a new entry. In fact, the last we heard about the series was when Square Enix had trademarked the name in Europe in 2018. That, and the hint that the first game in the series might have been included on Sony’s PlayStation Classic Mini before release. .
In parasite eve, Aya Brea, a New York City police officer, attends an opera at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve. During the aria of the diva, Melissa Pearce, people begin to spontaneously combust. Aya and Melissa are the only ones left, with Melissa mutating into a creature and escaping into the sewers. Melissa (now going by “Eve”) is revealed to be the living embodiment of mitochondria and can control other people’s mitochondria. Aya must now find a way to stop Eve from destroying New York City, but also the world.
The last game in the series was in 2011. the 3rd birthdaywhich was released for Sony PSP.