New Square Enix trademark could be Final Fantasy IV: The After

Siliconera discovered new Square Enix trademark registrations on both the European and US trademark databases for something called "The After Years." While it could be anything, this title is extremely similar to the subtitle of the Final Fantasy IV sequel for cell phones, Final Fantasy IV: The After, and could signify an upcoming release of the game outside of Japan. We last heard vague rumors about an international release for The After back in September.

Siliconera points out that a similar registration for Crystal Defenders predated the US iPhone adaptation of that mobile game, and that since then, a WiiWare version has been released, and PSN and XBLA versions announced. The After, as well, could be ported to a more US-friendly platform. Or, of course, this trademark could be for something else entirely.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.