Sony trademarks Vib-Ribbon in Europe
posted on 09.03.14 at 09:57 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New Vib-Ribbon game in the works?


Sony Computer Entertainment has filed a trademark for Vib-Ribbon in Europe.

The mark was filed today, September 3.

Vib-Ribbon was the name of a PSone game from Sony Computer Entertainment and PaRappa developer NanaOn-Sha. It never released in North America, but launched in both Europe and Japan.

It’s an old game, but recent events suggest something new might be in the works.

First, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s new president and CEO Shawn Layden mentioned Vib-Ribbon at E3.

“A little earlier, I was delighted to hear Andy give a shout-out to one of the most iconic games of our time, Vib Ribbon,” Layden said at E3. “A personal favorite of mine that really embodies the PlayStation spirit. It wasn’t a multi-million seller, but that’s not the point. Vib-Ribbon was unafraid to go against the tide. It was courageous in its ambition and it brought a completely new experience to gamers.”

Then, in mid-August, Layden took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. And in the video, he’s seen wearing a Vib-Ribbon shirt.

Could Sony be making a new Vib-Ribbon game for PlayStation 4?

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Corin37

    “It wasn’t a multi-million seller” …well duh, how could it be when it was never released in the USA? Too bad, because it was a unique game, generating levels from any music CD track.

  • DarthBrian

    They better not be teasing us about this again. >_<

  • phayroent

    Release it in NA, then they can do with it what they will.

  • Peanut

    Would it be just for a PSone Classics release on PSN? Or is that already in Europe on the store?

  • Mr Fwibbles

    I don’t actually like Vib-Ribbon (it just doesn’t quite seem to work right), but there’s no denying that an updated, tweaked version that works with mp3s instead of CDs would be awesome.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Man, I admire the game, but I only played it a couple of times. Playing to ‘Giant Steps’ made me really angry.

  • JuVu

    Please, please, PLEASE, release Vib-Ribbon for Vita and PS3/PS4 with MP3 support. It would be one of the greatest titles ever.

  • Guy Incognito

    If the PS4 doesn’t support CD Play or MP3s how will this game even work?