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Is Dungeon Keeper Making a Return?

This link at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website reveals that Electronic Arts has filed trademark registrations for Dungeon Keeper. Unfortunately, the listings don't reveal anything juicy, and it may be possible that the publisher is merely refreshing the Dungeon Keeper trademark. However, with reports claiming that EA my be reviving classic IPs developed by Bullfrog Productions, a new Dungeon Keeper title may be very well be a likely candidate.

UK developer Bullfrog Productions was founded by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneaux back in 1987. The company created numerous PC games including Populous, Syndicate and Theme Park before Electronic Arts acquired the company in 1995. However the developer was eventually assimilated into the EA collective after Molyneux and other members left the company, with the last titles to bear the Bullfrog logo published in 2001 (Aquarium, Theme Park Inc.).

Overall the Dungeon Keeper series spanned three installments, a real-time strategy series for the PC where players built and managed dungeons while fending off hero characters. Electronic Arts may be reviving the Dungeon Keeper series in retaliation to Blizzard's upcoming sci-fi themed RTS, StarCraft II.

  • rigaudio
    Never heard of it.
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  • cryogenic
    The first Dungeon Keeper was one of my favorite games at the time. I'd used to love to release a Horned Reaper inside enemies give him a slap and watch him go berserk..
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  • Master Exon
    2205Fuck me !I agree.
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  • matt87_50
    Dungeon Keeper was an awesome game! from what I played of it, i thought it was really cool how you could change the terrain. funny too.
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  • anyway i can get the old one to run on vista? I'd even play it in a vm machine if i could.
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  • haze4peace
    I absolutely LOVED dungeon keeper. If EA revives the series it would make me a happy person.
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  • Yes, there is a good shot that Dungeon Keeper is being made! There is an article on Gamespot, saying EA is bring back a lot of old franchises. Road Rash, Theme Park, Populous and Wing Commander!!


    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6215088.html
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  • DjEaZy
    ... hell yeah!!! it's about time!!! that waz so much fun... and the multiplayer potential for that game iz BIG!!!
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  • heffeque
    I've played DK and DK2 several times. One of the only games I've completed several times. That says a lot about it :-)
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  • shotgunpadre
    in Dungeon Keeper 2's video area, there was a dungeon keeper 3 intro which involved outside the world. Centuries past since then, so even former bullfrog geniuses may forgotten that. I simply wish for possession spell. I don't care the rest :)
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