Namco Bandai trademarks three new Tales titles
posted on 07.17.13 at 11:11 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Is the next Tales game called Tales of Zestoria?

Namco Bandai has trademarked three new Tales names in Japan.

They are:

  • Tales of Zestoria
  • Tales of Creales
  • Tales of Catastora

Namco Bandai’s usual process for securing Tales game titles involves trademarking several false names, sometimes alongside a real one. Before Tales of Xillia was announced, Namco Bandai trademarked “Tales of Xillia,” “Tales of Zestia,” and “Tales of Faithus” all at once. A month before trademarking Tales of Graces, Namco Bandai trademarked “Tales of Floweria,” “Tales of Gracia,” and “Tales of Unitia.”

That said, one of these three names could be the name of the next mothership entry in the Tales series. Or none of them are. We’ll see when it’s announced.

The next entry in the Tales series is a high-def update of Tales of Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World for PlayStation 3. The next mothership title is likely to follow (in Japan) next year.

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  • TetsuyaHikari

    Still crossing my fingers for a new Tales of the World on Vita :3

  • Solomon_Kano

    Dear God, please go with Catastora.

    Tales of Zestoria sounds like a cooking game spin-off.

    • Sevyne

      Tales of Ratatouille

      • Solomon_Kano

        Expect a Sanji DLC costume.

  • Calvin Chikelue

    Call it Tales of Cannoli

  • Raiyu

    If I had to guess which one is the real one, I’d say Zestoria.

  • Jesse

    That…is a strange policy of theirs. You guys are silly, sometimes.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      It’s a good way to throw off people who are on the scent of trademarks of game companies. Think of how many game titles have been leaked by people following trademarks

  • DongT

    im fine with all of the names except for tales of creales, that just sounds…

  • Elvick

    Tales of Spaghetti please.

    • fyi1191

      Majin-PAN! The Wonder Chefs as main characters.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    PS4 come on since they don’t care about the Vita

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Ummm… Tales of Innocence R and Tales of Hearts R say “hi” ._.

      Yeah, they obviously don’t care about the Vita >_>;

      • Elvick

        I think he meant now.

        But NB does put out a lot of Vita games, even now… just not that often worldwide.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Yeah, worldwide is a different story. I just tend to focus on Japan since that’s where their games are developed, lol. It can be frustrating as someone living in North America, Europe, or worse… Australia, since they get the short end of the stick (sometimes not even the stick at all).

          I can sympathize, but it’s hard to do anything beyond that since I’m an importer and I can understand that Japan only has their country’s interest in mind when creating these games. Anything else is just considered extra.

          • Carlos Luis Ayala

            No shit Japan gets everytging but they stated no Tales in the us until sales go up they don’t want to do the work in the us want others to take the chances

    • LordKaiser

      I agree for many reasons.

  • Bec66

    I’d say they’re going to go with Zestoria

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Maybe they should just make a ‘Tales of Tales’ and get it over with, lol.

    If I had to guess though, I’m thinking maybe they will mix and match some words and it will end up as:

    Tales of Crestoria

  • Guest

    Tales of Felis catcus
    Tales of Canis lupus familiaris

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    I honestly like Creales the best.

    • AdamBoy64

      I think it’s growing on me more and more each time I see it.

  • Bob Obb

    lmao Why do they do this? As if any of the names actually make sense.

  • Willgaea

    Tales of online co-op.

    • LadyMulti

      There was a MMORPG Tales of Eternia game…. didn’t last very long.

      • Willgaea

        I don’t want a pc game.

        • LadyMulti

          The same issue would still exist: lack of users. Even as popular as Tales series can be in certain locations, it wouldn’t be worth it for them to make another one since ToE Online failed not long after release.

          Heck, we haven’t even seen another Tales of Fandom game since the PS2 days.

          • Willgaea

            Your right. The company should just focus on making a fun local game. It’s one of the only multiplayer games I can enjoy with my wife. I don’t know what got into me.

  • Souji Tendou

    Tales of Leon. Yes, Leon needs his own game. :p

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Tales of Destiny Director’s Cut for PS2 was enough of a game for Lion/Leon, lol.

  • Zechs

    Tales for PS4? Maybe. Please? :)

    • Sal Romano

      I’d love this, but unless Baba was outright lying in his previous interviews (which I’d totally forgive him for), the next game is for PS3.

      • MrKappa

        Yeah, they said they have been working on a Tales game for awhile now and I doubt it will be for the PS4 which has no current install base.

        • Willgaea

          They could just upgrade some tales UI to be formatted onto the ps4 platform. Sqenix did it with 15.

      • papermario

        its going to be on 3ds and one pn ps3

  • Claude

    We’ve got a ToX…might as well finish off the alphabet with ToZ.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Wouldn’t we need a ToY first?


      • Claude

        Personally I was looking forward to ToQ.

      • AdamBoy64

        Tales of Yolo?
        Oh man, please no.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Wow, I didn’t even think of that, lol.

          I was thinking more along the lines of:

          Tales of Yggdrasil

          • James Carney

            Yeah but Tales of Yggdrasil would HAVE to be a prequel to Symphonia or fans would slay them, and if it WAS a prequel to Symphonia, well the human race isn’t ready for such awesomeness =P

  • Barrit

    Zestoria is too much like the previous Zestia, so my guess would be Catastora. Creales just sounds too weird.

  • AdamBoy64

    Great. Well, whatever they end up calling it, it’s good news.
    I’d go for the middle one – Creales. Though none of them sound that great..

  • MasterSensei

    Does that mean that whatever the new game is we MIGHT get it in 2017? If we are on our best behaviour and buy enough games to make them happy.

  • papermario

    One of them has to be on 3ds

  • Van Sora

    Tales of zestoria is the best name there, catastora isn’t bad either.

  • EX+

    Please, please be PS4 cel-shaded Tales games, please please.

    • Bobby Jennings

      I believe they said they are sticking on PS3 :o

      • EX+

        Oh yeah. _-_ My mistake Lol. I’m just hoping at least one is a PS4 game.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Agreed. I can’t wait to see where they take the franchise.

  • Bobby Jennings

    YES. THE NEXT ONE. Hopefully it gets announced for this year or early next year!

    • McPoo

      Moderator – Please stop trolling.

  • artemisthemp

    I hope this Tales coming for PS4 as PS3 have Tales of Graces F, Tales of Vesperia (Japan), Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2.

  • Zuhri69

    Well, its that time of the year.

  • LastBoss

    Tales of Vita, like as original from the ground up.

  • SpectralRaiden

    Never played any of the “Tales”, but they’ve always piqued my interest. I’m willing to give the next one a go if it’s on the PS4. Another thing that I think puts me off is that the graphics seem too cartoony, it’d probably appeal to me more if they were a bit grittier (not UE3 gritty just more distinguished(?) if you get what I’m saying).

    • Willgaea

      The tales series has always had a anime influence to it. If you want it to look more gritty it might turn out to look “Crying freeman” or more recent the Titans from “Attack on titan”. Pretty detailed nasty characters in there.

  • Shady Shita

    WOW 3 !!! AWESOME !

  • Gilgamesh2025

    OMG, all sound horrible, but if I had to choose between the three names I would go with Zestoria. -.-

  • Karmistral

    Always welcome news for me <3

  • fireemblembeast

    Nice news! So what happens when they run out of letters? XD

    • Willgaea

      Start making squeals I guess.

  • Guest

    Tales of Auraitia but out the of the three names I’d go with Zestia

  • MythAkito

    If i had to give them a Title it would be ”Tales of Auraitia” for the PS4 and out of all the names title i would go with Creales.

  • Willgaea

    I prefer plain names that don’t make me sound like an idiot when bring up a game title. ex. Abyss, Destiny.

    “Hey bro did you hear about the new game?”

    “huh, no?”

    “Its called Tales of cres…crest.. ugh.. cresto fedora.. ia?”

    “what’s it about?”