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Gex Reboot Looks Likely As Square Enix Files New Trademark

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Gex Reboot Looks Likely As Square Enix Files New Trademark

A Gex The Gecko reboot isn't something I'd put down on my 2021 bingo card, but a new trademark filing from Square Enix suggests that the classic 3D platformer mascot might be about to make a comeback.

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As spotted by Gematsu, Square Enix filed a trademark for "Gex" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on December 15. It's worth noting that the application is still under review, but the very fact Square has submitted such an application in the first place certainly suggests the company intends to do something with the character.

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For those who are too young to remember, Gex was a relatively short-lived franchise from Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider, Marvel's Avengers). The first game in the series, Gex, was released in 1994 for an obscure home console called the 3DO before eventually being ported to the original PlayStation and SEGA Saturn.

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The two sequels, Gex: Enter The Gecko and Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko are perhaps the better remembered entries. 3D platformers in the vein of classics like Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie, these games painted the titular lizard as a smooth-talking rogue with a love of all things pop culture.

Aside from a handful of cameos in other games, we haven't seen much of Gex in the last two decades. I wouldn't have thought it was a series that was screaming out for a revival, but perhaps Square Enix has seen the success of recent reboots/remakes with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro and has decided it wants a slice of that nostalgia.

Exactly how Gex would come back - if Gex comes back - remains to be seen. A trademark filing isn't always a sure sign, although it suggests something is being planned. Still, plans change all the time. For now, keep your expectations in check... Or should I say Gexpectations?

Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Topics: Square Enix

Ewan Moore
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