Namco Bandai trademarks Tales of Link, Jin, and Ansis
posted on 08.13.13 at 06:54 AM EDT by (@salromano)
What will the next Tales game be called?

After spotting trademarks for last month’s “Tales of Zestoria,” “Tales of Creales,” and “Tales of Castora,” as well as this month’s “Tales of Zestiria” and “Tales of Zestias,” three more Tales-related trademarks have surfaced in Japan.

Namco Bandai secured the names “Tales of Link,” “Tales of Jin,” and “Tales of Ansis.”

These new trademarks were actually filed four days after last month’s intitial batch of trademarks. Here’s the full rundown of recent trademarks:

June 24 (posted July 18)

  • Tales of Zestoria
  • Tales of Creales
  • Tales of Castora

June 28 (posted today)

  • Tales of Link
  • Tales of Jin
  • Tales of Ansis

July 16 (posted August 8)

  • Tales of Zestiria
  • Tales of Zestias

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  • Bobby Jennings

    They always do this! How dare you tease me Namco!

  • Akira_Tenshi

    Surely they can’t be making this many new games!? Very interesting.

    • Sal Romano

      Of course not. =P

      They’ll end up using like, two of these, tops.

  • Elvick

    I wonder if this is all for one game. Seems like a lot of trademarks just for one game.

    • Pyrofrost

      Most likely you’re right.

      They are likely picking at names for a mothership title, an escort title and a mobile game of some kind.

  • Kefkiroth

    Tales of Link… Legend of Zelda.

    • Claude

      After Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei…
      Anything could happen!

  • Raian Targino

    Tales of Link, that would be a usable name for a mesh-up :D
    speaking of linking, gonna get back to Xillia here!

  • Bob Obb

    They like the word ‘zest’ don’t they

  • RSene

    Well, now we have titles for about 20 years of new releases

  • Xenovelgr

    perfect picture choice.

  • MasterSensei

    Why trademark so many names?

    • BossTuff

      This is SOP for the Tales series. They essentially trademark multiple names and then announce the actual name later on. I think it might be social engineering in finding out which name resonates best with the gaming populace.

  • shogunknight

    Lots of tales, lots of stories to tell. Hope they are all made

  • PrinceHeir

    could be a side series in addition to a main one?

    or it could have cross compatibility between each other?

    Vita>PS4 or 3DS>Wii U? ^^

  • Ronaconda

    Zestiria has my vote. Might as well go from X-Z and skip Y I guess!

    • KingNigma

      I don’t know about that one. The word practically rhymes with Vesperia. I’m gonna go with Zestias or even the simple Jin if they decide to change from the fancy words.

  • Fantasytales

    im just hoping that they are making a game for the PS4

  • LordKaiser

    Well because Xillia is on 5th place, I’m sure that they will come over here.