It seems Sega has filed a trademark for the long-awaited Shenmue 3 video game.
A post on the NeoGAF forum contains an image of the filing which has been made on the EU trademarks and designs registration office website.
Shenmue originally arrived on the Sega Dreamcast console back in 1999, before a sequel launched in 2001. This also later hit the Xbox.
The original adventure title is regarded as one of the greatest video games on the Dreamcast but drew disappointing sales.
There has been plenty of rumour and speculation surrounding Shenmue 3 in recent years, but fans will still have to wait for any sort of official announcement from Sega.