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jp-30
01-24-2004, 06:01 AM
As broken in the latest TF.n Games news [click] (http://www.theforce.net/games/index.shtml#23093), LucasArts has just registered the trademark Free Agent.

The trademark entry can be viewed by putting lucasfilm into the top-left search box on this page (http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchstr&state=cvaaqs.1.1).


What does it all mean? Nothing concrete of course.

But doesn't Free Agent sound like a good title for a Star Wars game about a mercenary, smuggler or bounty hunter...

... or maybe Max is going solo in his next game. :p


:c3po:

SerialFreak
01-24-2004, 07:22 AM
Grim Fandango II: Free Agent revolving around an agent recruited by Eva to deal with corruption in the land of the dead... or not. :)

ptdc
01-24-2004, 12:03 PM
It better not be another bloody star wars game.

JBRAA
01-24-2004, 02:35 PM
Hopefully it's a collaboration movie from Lucasfilm and another film company. LucasArts register their own trademarks don't they. But, LucasArts is not "LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC" anymore. LucasArt is a department (?) of "Lucasfilm Entertainment Company" as written here: http://www.lucasarts.com/products/freelancepolice/images/screens/2.jpg
I dont know.. Is Lucasfilm Entertainment Company = LucasArts
I do know.. Lucasfilm = Lucasfilm Ltd.
Anyway, someone clear up the company name con-fusion (fusion?) for me.

Udvarnoky
01-24-2004, 03:01 PM
It's obviously Maniac Mansion: Free Agent ::

jp-30
01-24-2004, 06:06 PM
Because all my links I've tried posting expire, here's the full cut and paste of the entry at the trademark site.



Word Mark FREE AGENT

Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Interactive entertainment software and accompanying instruction manuals sold as a unit, namely computer game software and manuals sold as a unit, video game software and manuals sold as a unit, interactive video games, interactive computer games, pre-recorded audio and video tapes featuring adventure games, films, and music; and pre-recorded CD-ROMs and DVDs featuring adventure games, films, and music
Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number 78351761

Filing Date January 14, 2004

Current Filing Basis 1B

Original Filing Basis 1B

Owner (APPLICANT) Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA P.O. Box 10307 San Rafael CALIFORNIA 94912

Attorney of Record Carole F. Barrett

Type of Mark TRADEMARK

Register PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


As pointed out by MixNMojo, this bit is interesting "interactive computer games, pre-recorded audio and video tapes featuring adventure games, as the recent Star Wars games say "pre-recorded CD-Roms featuring science fiction games ".

So maybe it's not a Star Wars game after all...

Aerothorn
01-24-2004, 06:16 PM
I don't see where you got the "science fiction" games part...the thing I read was adventure games....

jp-30
01-24-2004, 06:24 PM
> I don't see where you got the "science fiction" games part...

I got it from the trademark entries for Galaxies and KOTOR.

I'm saying if "Free Agent" was a Star Wars title, then the trademark entry would probably NOT say "adventure game" and would say "science-fiction game" instead.

elTee
01-24-2004, 06:34 PM
Free Agent is clearly going to be a Star Wars adventure game; Grim Fandango in the Star Wars universe. Trust me. ;)

Joshi
01-24-2004, 07:36 PM
It is so blatently Monkey Island 5. Sorry, just had to get that in there.

It will actually be Zack McKraken 2: Free agent for no apparent reason.

ptdc
01-24-2004, 11:19 PM
It had better not be an original title ;)

C Shutt
01-25-2004, 07:16 AM
It's clearly the long awaited sequel to RTX Red Rock.

Shanty
01-25-2004, 09:01 AM
It's obviously a brand new game featuring this guy "Standard Character Mark". He's obviously some guy, named Mark, who is a "Standard Character", ie a generic sort of character every player can easily identify with.
"This summer... Standard Character Mark is... Free Agent. Movie and game coming soon from Lucasfilm Entertainment Company to screens near you!"

Udvarnoky
01-25-2004, 01:25 PM
Of course! This is the long awaited sequel to Rescue on Fractalus!

Jake
01-25-2004, 04:28 PM
So I'm the only one who thinks it's The Free Agent of Monkey Island?

elTee
01-25-2004, 04:45 PM
OMG... Free Agent backwards is DAY OF THE TENTACLE!!!

guybrushthedwar
01-25-2004, 07:43 PM
Okay, as I see it, it must be Free Agent of IRS, a game that will tell a paralell story to Day of the Tentacle. You would live the amazing and endless fun life of the IRS Agent that catches the Prof during DOTT. At the end, you discover that Purple is your mother and Ben your father so you must choose between the "Earth Dictator" or the "Eagle of the Road" way of life.
Could be fun.

Udvarnoky
01-25-2004, 08:07 PM
Don't be ridiculous. It's going to be a follow up of Willow.

jp-30
01-25-2004, 08:08 PM
> It's clearly the long awaited sequel to RTX Red Rock.



Free Agent

Availability: Summer 2004
Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: Nintendo BS [click] (http://pocketmedia.ign.com/pocket/image/readermockup_012404_1.jpg)

Save a new world. 2106, one hundred and two years in the future. Brutal alien invaders have captured our colony on Venus and threaten Earth. You are Standard Character Mark, Army major, astronaut, and Free Agent-- a ninja of the future. Real Ultimate Power. Plunge into battle on the Acid Planet armed with deadly alien weapons, your own superpowers, and a sexy digital sidekick named 6-E. Fight your way across the arid deserts, through Earth's ruined colony, and into the exotic interiors of alien ships in ten single player and four multiplayer levels. Control robots. Drive rovers. Eat food. Jump. Hop. Skip. Get knocked down. Get back up again. Drink a cider drink. Drink a whiskey drink. Encounter a group of mysterious Old Souls who help you retake the planet. It's the ultimate adventure on man's farthest frontier.

(etc)

Skinkie
01-26-2004, 01:47 AM
That real or speculation?

elTee
01-26-2004, 03:26 AM
Its a hilarious parody of Nintendo's new DS console (temporary title) - DS being of course, Dual Screen.

Joshi
01-26-2004, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Jake
So I'm the only one who thinks it's The Free Agent of Monkey Island?

Yes, Yes you are.

ptdc
01-27-2004, 02:24 PM
The suspense is killing me, *yawn* ;)