Parasite Eve Symbiogenesis NFTs

You know, we probably should have seen this coming. A couple of weeks ago, Square Enix registered a trademark for 'Symbiogenesis', and the eyes of Parasite Eve fans immediately lit up. Symbiogenesis is a scientific term that plays an important role in the series' story — it's basically when two organisms combine to create a new organism.

As such, you can't exactly blame Parasite Eve fans for thinking that the franchise might be returning. After all, Square Enix is bringing a lot of older games back into the fold these days, as is the case with titles like Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition and Tactics Ogre: Reborn.

But no, 'Symbiogenesis', we're all supremely disappointed to learn, is the name of a new NFT collection from Square Enix. This is where we'd usually write "you couldn't make it up", but you absolutely could. The publisher has been banging on about NFTs and blockchain gaming for months now, so this shouldn't really be a surprise.

Still, Parasite Eve deserves so much better. Considered a PS1 classic by many, it still boasts a unique blend of fixed-camera horror and prominent RPG elements, like a command-based battle system. Its sequel, Parasite Eve II, isn't remembered quite as fondly, but it's intriguing in the same ways.

Have your eyes already rolled out of your skull? Give us a long sigh in the comments section below.