Starbreeze/EA trademark Syndicate

The long-rumored Syndicate re-imagining appears a certainty; Swedish Riddick developer Starbreeze Studios has been caught trademarking the name not once, not twice, but three times.

One of the filings also makes mention of publisher EA, which owns the property, leaving little doubt that the two companies’ secretive Project RedLime collaboration — which EA Partners’ senior VP and general manager David DeMartini has called an “incredibly innovative take” on one of their classic properties — is in fact a new Syndicate title.

EA and Starbreeze also had another joint project in the cooker, a game based on Robert Ludlum’s Bourne property. But that apparently didn’t quite cut it.