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Brothers in Arms Furious 4 missing in action, Ubisoft abandons trademark

You might remember Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 from E3 2012. It featured a bombastic new take on World War II in which the main characters weren't Iowa farmboys coping with the horrors of the Nazi war machine like most WW2 games. They were died-in-the-wool killers who took extreme joy in their jobs.

It was the nastiest, most cartoonishly violent World War II title anybody had ever seen, but now Ubisoft doesn't seem to want to talk about it. When Kotaku asked about the games development, all they got was a terse, "We don't have anything to share at this point in time."

Looking into it a bit further, it turns out Ubisoft has abandoned their trademarks for the series. Which would seem to condemn the project. Listed here and here, it seems Ubisoft just let the trademarks lapse when queried for renewal.

Beyond that, Ubisoft is not tipping their cards. Though we're not sure why. One would think that if the game was canceled they'd have no reason to hide that fact. It's not like it could screw up their marketing plan for the game.

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