THQ has filed a trademark for "Evolve" with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, according to an application
dug up by Gamespot
. The trademark's classification is rather wordy and all encompassing, ranging from what you'd expect ("computer game software") to what you might not ("providing entertainment services, in the nature of a site featuring entertainment information, discussion groups, non-downloadable video games, and downloads relating to video games").
Here on Rampant Speculation Theatre, it's our job to take news that is particularly svelte and jazz it up with
, so let's get to it: Evolve
will be a Spore
-esque artificial life simulator, covering the evolution of all planetary life from single-celled organisms through modern man. Evolve
's differentiating factor will be the fact that all evolution takes place in real time; at 6 billion years long, it offers players excellent value for money.