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Gamescom 2014: Sony Releases New Horror Game Teaser, Trademarks "A Million Ways To Die"

Teaser trailer released ahead of Gamescom claims project will "reinvent" the horror genre; trademark could be related.

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Sony has filed a trademark application for a new video game called "A Million Ways To Die." Sony filed the trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office on August 6. The date is notable, because it's just days before Sony's Gamescom briefing tomorrow, August 12.

The trademark filing lists A Million Ways To Die as a video game. The trademark application specifically covers, "Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software."

That's the only information that is available, and a Sony representative was not immediately available to comment. Sony's A Million Ways To Die trademark does not appear to be related to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's recent Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West.

We found the trademark today, on the same day that Sony released a new Gamescom teaser trailer (above) for a mysterious game that claims it will "reinvent" the horror genre. In the atmospheric and creepy trailer, we get a glimpse at someone who appears to be bludgeoning someone else to death, as blood splatters on a window in the foreground.

The only link between the "Million Ways To Die" trademark and this teaser is that they are both operated by Sony and reference dying in some way. The teaser trailer follows another, similar-in-theme teaser from last week that appears to be for the same project.

If Sony is going to announce this new project at Gamescom, we don't have much longer to wait. Sony's briefing is scheduled for tomorrow, August 12, at 10 a.m. PDT. Microsoft and Electronic Arts are also holding presentations. For more on the show, be sure to bookmark GameSpot's special hub dedicated to the show.

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