There’s a new trademark filing by Square Enix on Chizai Watch for something called “Symbiogenesis,” which many believe to be referring to Parasite Eve, that beloved horror RPG series based on a novel by Hideaki Sena. Symbiogenesis refers to the merging of two organisms into one, Gematsu found, which definitely tracks with the series’ subject matter.
If (and that’s a big if) Parasite Eve is coming back, we don’t yet know if Symbiogenesis indicates a remaster, a remake, or a series collection. There’s the first game that came out in 1998 on the original PlayStation, Parasite Eve II in 2000, and The 3rd Birthday, the PlayStation Portable-exclusive entry from 2011 that hardly anyone seems to like.
In what could either be a coincidence or a sign that my mitochondria have grown conscious and are manipulating me, I happen to be playing the original game for the first time on my Vita. It’s lovely and it should be made available on modern platforms. With the announcement of Suikoden I + II HD Remaster, anything is possible.