“Symbiogensis” Isn’t a New Parasite Eve Game but an NFT Collectible Art Project, Square Enix Reveals

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Square Enix filed a trademark for a new property called “Symbiogenesis” last month, leading many to think that the publisher was readying a new installment in the Parasite Eve series based on the term’s definition (“the merging of two separate organisms to form a single new organism”), but those hopes have been dashed today by a new Twitter account for the project that can confirm it’s actually an NFT collectible art project. Symbiogenesis has nothing to do with Parasite Eve, according to the account’s Twitter description, which has labeled it as being a “new franchise.” There hasn’t been a new Parasite Eve game since The 3rd Birthday, the third installment in the series that was released exclusively for PlayStation Portable in 2010.

The first Parasite Eve, released in 1998 for PlayStation, serves as a sequel to Hideaki Sena’s novel of the same name, a synopsis for which reads:

When Dr. Nagashima loses his wife in a mysterious car crash, he is overwhelmed with grief but also an eerie sense of purpose; he becomes obsessed with reincarnating his dead wife. Her donated kidney is transplanted into a young girl with a debilitating disorder, but the doctor also feels compelled to keep a small sample of her liver in his laboratory. When these cells start mutating rapidly, a consciousness bent on determining its own fate awakens, bent on becoming the new dominant species on earth.

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