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SEGA Corporation has filed a new application to protect the trademark Dreamcast - sparking rumours that the Japanese publisher is planning on making a shock return to the console manufacturing market with the Dreamcast 2.

The application, sent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR) dated August 13 2007, relates to:

"Home video game machines; player-operated electronic controllers for electronic video game machines; video game interactive controller, namely, hand held pads, and floor pads or mats; joysticks for video games; computer cursor control devices, namely, computer mouse; flash memory cards; video game software, computer game programs".

Web chatter suggests the proof is in the detail of the application - the original Dreamcast didn't have a floor mat accessory and the Dreamcast's Visual Memory Unit (VMU) is far from the flash memory cards we know and use today - although we'd say that the VMU is pretty similar to the modern day memory cards.

The filing could, of course, simply be a further effort from SEGA to protect the Dreamcast name. According to the USPTO the original Dreamcast trademark is still active. However, the two descriptions are very different. You can see the original trademark description here.

We've contacted SEGA UK for comment. We'll update you on this potentially megaton story as we get it.

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dipesh555

The dreamcast 2 is set to be realeased IN 2013!!!!!!!!!!! - Check the video below, for a small trailer, and additional information realeased last week by sega.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXmCrR8jRmM


CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! xD cant wait!!
Posted 13:08 on 15 October 2011
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Dimanddiger

i just bought one :P there cool i have wii dream cast 360 ps3 ps2 game cube lol and a few more like psp ds cant think of outhers i have :P
Posted 22:14 on 03 August 2008
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ther original dreamcast DID have a floor mat accessory, the Dance Dnce Revolution dance mat, to be used wit hDDR2nd Mix. i have this game, was a Japanese release only.
Posted 11:46 on 26 March 2008
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rhino

realistically y would sega renew the rights for the dreamcast name only 1 reason Dreamcast 2 its breathing!!!!!!!
Posted 02:23 on 19 February 2008
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rhino

i luv dreamcast still play mine everyday i would be first in line when it does come out people say sega is broke but they make all those sonic games and sport games for other systems and they sell refurbished dreamcast's on ebay under the sega name so they r banking alot of dough and if this came into the market it would devistate the ps3 and the old 360 but the wii is a instant classic keep the buzz going bout the Dreamcast 2 Sega loves it and gives them a reason to build it........i predicting withing the next 2-3 years it will be out or they will have given a release date
Posted 02:20 on 19 February 2008
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ryohazuki

Dreamcast 2 its breathing!!!!!!!
Posted 02:16 on 19 February 2008
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wow lol i cant remember the last time i play the old one
Posted 10:12 on 07 February 2008
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retro junkie

Something similar to the Atari Flashback would be a wonderful piece of hardware! Full of the best games on the system! A portable handheld with TV out would even be better.
Posted 09:38 on 07 February 2008
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I THINK SEGA SHOULD MAKE A DREAMCAST BECAUSE I LOVE SEGA AND WOULD BUY IT THE HAVE THE BEST GAMES . SO PLEASE MAKE A DREAMCAST 2. WAS A SGEA FAN AND WILL ALWAY BE . THE BEST FOOTBALL GAME I PLAYED IS SEAG WORLDWIDE SOCCOR.
Posted 18:01 on 04 February 2008