Square Enix has registered a trademark for Shinra Company in Japan.
The fictional company, known by its full name of Shinra Electric Power Company, featured heavily in the plot of Final Fantasy VII.
Although Shinra is primarily a power company in the game - supplying Mako energy to the world - it is also notorious for working on genetic engineering and space exploration
In the game, the company also uses its strong military power (including the SOLDIER group), combined with its monopoly of Mako energy, to control the world’s people.
It is not yet known why Square Enix has registered the trademark, but Siliconera reports that it has specifically been registered “for use in video games”.
Final Fantasy VII is a game that needs no explanation, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide since its initial release in 1997.
It has also spawned a number of spin-offs, including Crisis Core, Dirge Of Cerberus and the Advent Children movie.
The game was finally released on Steam last July, more than two years after it was originally rumoured to be coming to the service.
In our Final Fantasy VII review way back in the day, we said: “There’s not a lot you can say about Final Fantasy VII apart from you must own this game.”