Contact Us

EA Files New Desert Strike Trademark

Desert Strike

Hold onto your butts isometric helicopter shooter fans. It looks like EA is readying a return to glory for the 16-bit Strike series, starting with Desert Strike.

A new trademark for Desert Strike was posted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (spotted by GamersPack), and as it’s been filed by EA, it makes sense the filing is for use as electronic entertainment. For those of you who never had a Sega Genesis, SNES, et al, Desert Strike arrived in 1992 and sparked a series of sequels due to its popularity. The Strike series was last seen in 1997 with Nuclear Strike, which was released on the N64, PC and PlayStation.

The original games were all isometric helicopter shooters, which had missions where you’d have to fly around and blow stuff up. It was a little bit like Choplifter, but with more to see and do. There’s no telling if this new trademark will see the same style of play return to the franchise, or if EA is kicking off a new series and relying on the name for nostalgic reasons. Vehicular shooters aren’t exactly all the rage these days, but perhaps EA will start off a new trend.

Next: 25 Best Sega Genesis Games

Best of 95.7 KEZJ

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for EZ VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive EZ VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.