Tales of Zestiria trademarked in the U.S.
posted on 09.20.13 at 08:18 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The next mothership Tales entry?

Following Japan and Europe, Namco Bandai has trademarkedTales of Zestiria” in the United States.

A game called Tales of Zestiria has yet to be announced, though it’s believed to be the next mainline Tales entry following Tales of Xillia 2.

It’s possible we’ll hear about a new game at Namco Bandai’s “Yappari! Tales of Special Stage” at the Tokyo Game Show this Sunday. Stay tuned.

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  • Xaltmas

    Sounds like a salad dressing. Tales of Thousand Island next?

    I still need to pick up Xillia. Is Graces f any good? The cast kind of turned me off from the trailers.

    • Xenovelgr

      Graces f is fluid and easy to pick up, the characters are funny and the story is simple. If you’re expecting FF levels of melodrama you’re not going to find it. If you’re looking for a saturday morning anime that’s playable Graces f is for you.

  • Jesse

    Wow, that was QUICK.

  • Xenovelgr

    OH MY GOD BABA IS THE NEW BASED GOD

  • bloodiOS

    Come! Come to me!

  • fireemblembeast

    Sunday can’t come soon enough o(^_^)o

  • MrKappa

    It is still hard to believe we are actually getting Tales games now.

    • papermario

      we arent getting all of them still

      • Zackasaur

        We are indeed lacking the Vita ones.

        Still, it’s progress!

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I remember when Tales games came literally at a snails pace,

    Now I literally got too many to count (and rising)

    • LastBoss

      Snails of!!!

  • Sevyne

    It is really nice to see that they have warmed up more to bringing Tales game over. I haven’t really been a fan of the series for a while now, but it’s still great news for you Tales folks! And hey, maybe maybe they can pull me back in with a new one. I’m always open to give em a go.

  • Tristan Diaz

    Woooo!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I wonder if this new Tales of might follow suit and launch on PS3/PSV/PS4. It seems like several games coming from Japan are going that route.

    Of course, some of them only use the Vita for remote play. Still, I really think this makes more and more sense, especially with the recent PS Vita TV reveal.

    • Karysonson

      If I had to bet money on it, I would say just ps3 and leave the ps vita for the remakes. Its too early for JRPG developers to jump to the ps4

      • Omega_Shiro

        They said they would stay Ps3 till the complete end of Ps3 so maybe 1 or 2 years of Ps3 for tales?

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          They can still do that while having versions available for PS4, too. ^^

          • Karysonson

            I dont know Zero. looking at the track record developers, especially JRPG’s usually stay on the current gen for 2 years after the launch of next gen

            • Solomon_Kano

              Tales made the move pretty quick last gen. Abyss came out a month before the 360 launched and was the last Tales of that gen. Eternia came out 8 months before the PS2 and was the last Tales of that gen.

              If anything, Tales’ history would indicate we might get a 3DS game next, but they only break around generation shifts for the time it takes to make the next game. Or, in the case of last gen, they fill the gap with a handheld title or two.

            • Omega_Shiro

              Yea well I don’t think they would just drop PS3 but they could fit the PS4 somewhere I guess anyway time will tell.

          • Omega_Shiro

            True.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        A few things to think about.

        1. The PS4 version does not have to release at the same time as PS3.
        2. The Vita could just play it via remote play. That’s what is great about that feature.
        3. It will be super easy to port any game to PS4. Easier than porting it to PS3. So, Why not?

        Several other Japanese games are already doing this. It seems like a pretty solid idea to me.

        • papermario

          uh its not that great. The vita wont see an exclusive

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I’m not talking about a Tales of Vita exclusive. I’m talking about Zestiria possibly being playable on PS3/PSV/PS4.

            The Vita already got Tales of Innocence R. Just like the 3DS got Tales of the Abyss. Both are ports, which makes it pretty even imo.

            • papermario

              True, the difference being namco wasnt happy with the vita games afterwards. That was all I was refering to.

  • DesmaX

    Yes, please.

    I just hope the battle camera will be like Graces f. Found the one from Xillia to not be as reliable as I would want

  • Omega_Shiro

    I really wish they would give the PS4 a shot I want to see what could be done with a tales of game on a PS4 but japan won’t get it anytime soon nor will Tales swap to the PS4 till the dead end of the PS3. So this next game may be the last for PS3 but personally I hope its for PS4 If I finish throwing all my money on to my preorder of the PS4 and 50+ Jrpgs and PS4 first days like Watch Dogs.

    • kiri25

      I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Tales of vesparia jumped to 360 not b/c ms paid them but b/c the tales team wanted to do an HD tales and since 360 was alrdy out they decided to develop it for the 360.

      It’s very much so possible that Nxt tales is for ps4 and looking at ways to connect the new title to the vita and smartphone. Also the controller for the ps4 also might be used for something as well.

      Anyway I’m just saying don’t assume anything and the way things are going right now it’s very much so possible it could be announced for both ps3 and ps4.

    • Arcana Gear

      they already stated that the next tales would be for ps3….. if they didn’t change their minds, yeah it’s almost sure that this is the last ps3 mothership game.

      • Omega_Shiro

        I know its only going to be PS3 I have no issue with it

  • iam_yotbox

    Yes please! I wouldn’t mind making the main character a cook or something. Jude was a medical student, and I found that refreshing. Not to mention it’d be funny with name like Zestiria.

  • papermario

    Put a tales on 3ds. The top system in japan and the top system for rpgs. That would make sense. Its also the only system with growth right now. I hope its 3ds because a portable rpg is easier for a commuter.

    Its also usual for Namco to spread tales around to different platforms.

    Considering 3ds just sold 300k last month in Japan. It would be foolish for any game company not to seriously consider it. Because lets face it. The ps3 isnt selling a lick in japan or really in america anymore, which is fine. Makes no sense to put a game on that platform if you want maximum sales potential

    • Xaltmas

      I hate this mentality so much.

      • papermario

        why? because it makes sense? because it would be great? DS got multiple tales, psp did too.

        3ds needs more than 1 tale

        • Xaltmas

          It doesn’t make much sense when what is probably the entire fanbase is on PS3.

          Just like the past, what, 5 games?

          • papermario

            The entire fanbase is on ps3? so what. Does that mean you cant have tales on other systems?

            Even namco would not say that

            Actually only 1 of the last 10 tales has been ps3 exclusive

            • Xaltmas

              Both Xillia and Xillia 2 are were only released on the PS3, along with that upcoming HD collection of the Symphonia games.

              Did the Tales of the Abyss remake sell that well?

              • papermario

                2/15. That is Not a good percentage and a port collection doesnt really count. …….

                Yes, it did actually. Outsold the first iteration with a lower install base.

                • Xaltmas

                  Didn’t the PS3 releases of Vesperia and Graces outsell the 360 and Wii versions by a large margin?

                  Also, Namco seems keen on actually localizing these games now, so if that factors in, PS3 still makes the most sense.

                  • papermario

                    No, not really actually. In fact versperia ps3 didnt outsell anything.

                    Actually 3ds makes the most sense for localization even above the ps3, since sales of that are dropping alarmingly so

                    • papermario

                      Look, its fine if you want takes on ps3. But please, dont start arguments because of your insecurity. I am not picking fights with anyone who wants it on sony platforms

                    • STiger

                      I’m not seeing you backing up your arguments with sources, so quit this fanboying BS.

                    • papermario

                      What argument? what are you talking about? this is all conjecture. I am just saying what I would prefer. There is no proof its for any system now.

                      Take your sony fanboyism crap somewhere else I don’t care. If its on a sony system or ps3, fine. But this is my view, now back off.

                    • Sevyne

                      But you really are spreading misinformation. Xaltmas was right about sales and you just were like, “no, not really”, but he really wasn’t wrong. It’s cool to want the games on your platform of choice, but you can’t change facts.

                    • papermario

                      He wasnt right about Vesperia on ps3 outselling it on 360 nor was he right about graces F outselling the wii and 360 versions.

                      Xillia did sell well

                      Take this with a grain of salt if you want
                      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/33204/tales-of-vesperia/
                      http://www.vgchartz.com/game/18652/tales-of-vesperia/

                      Guys, take your fanboy crap somewhere else.

                      I own every system. I dont care what its on. I just gave my preference for 3ds.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Quoting VGchartz doesn’t help your argument. Their numbers are bullshit.

                    • papermario

                      I am not having an argument. My mistake was responding to insecure people who cant fathom, I have a different platform preference.

                      Like I said. Make your own post. Tell us what you want tales to be on. And leave me alone.

                      I want it on 3ds. End of story

                    • Sevyne

                      Nobody is bothered by your platform preference. They are bothered by the fact that you are spreading some REALLY obvious lies about sales.

                    • papermario

                      In my first comment what did I lie about? Nothing? The rest is the insecurity of some of you

                    • Sevyne

                      I have NOTHING to be insecure about. I own pretty much every console known to man, so it doesn’t matter what a game releases for AND I’m not even much of a Tales fan (you’d know if you saw my earlier comment). I just don’t like when people make crap up.

                    • papermario

                      See? you cant even back up what you said. I did not make ANYTHING up in my first post. Yet look at how long this is? Leave me alone and stop harassing people

                    • Sevyne

                      I’M the one harassing people? That is all YOU are doing here. That is all you ever do here!

                    • papermario

                      Your harassing me right now and acting like a raving fanboy. I did not respond to anything you said. You responded to me

                    • Xaltmas

                      Looking at your history, I’d say you are the fanboy.

                      A whole lot lavishing the 3DS in tounge baths and Vita shit talking.

                    • papermario

                      What does history have to do with right now and how you 2 are behaving? Your acting like children.

                      And I can talk badly about a system I own all I want.

                    • Sevyne

                      I can’t even believe you just posted that. How about this. Let’s just stop here, because this is going to go nowhere.

                    • papermario

                      I will say this one last time. Post your own opinions. Dont fight me on mine. I dont fight anyone elses.

                    • Sevyne

                      No, don’t say anything one last time. Just stop. Is that too hard for you?

                    • papermario

                      Dude this is my opinion. And just because your ticking me off so much I will reiterate.

                      In japan, the only platform that really makes sense for a tales is ios or 3ds based on growth.

                    • Sevyne

                      I SAID END IT. You want to talk about harrassment? Because that is what you are doing now. I proposed to end this with some sort of civility and you are taking shots still.

                    • papermario

                      Your the one who has to end it, your in my topic dude. Go away.

                      Oh I get it, your so insecure you need the last response to? fine. Go ahead. You can be the guy with the last word.

                    • Sevyne

                      Your topic? I could have sworn this was Sal’s topic on HIS site.

                      I also don’t care about having the last word. When I proposed to end it, had you responded with something like “yeah, let’s just stop here” instead of trying to throw another shot in, it would have honestly ended right at that. It’s your insecurity that is getting the best of you.

                    • papermario

                      you dont get it. Buzz off. All I said in my first response was I wanted the game on 3ds. And all of a sudden, you both are insecure and fighting me on it

                    • Xaltmas

                      Dude. Let it go. It’s not worth it.

                    • Sevyne

                      You’re right. Can’t say i didn’t try though.

                    • Sevyne

                      Yeah, because you are spreading misinformation based of of VGChartz. I simply was stating that this was wrong. I even said that it was okay to want the games on your console of choice then YOU started harassing ME over it.

                      Yet all you ever do is trash the other devices and twist words to try to validate your own agenda. You call all of these folks fanboys even though most of them own multiple devices and look forward to games on those devices. YOU however just gush Nintendo all over the place and act like a total fanboy. Look at all of their post histories ffs. A lot of us just love games no matter what they are for.

                    • papermario

                      I said take it with a grain of salt. But its better than no links which is what your providing.

                    • Sevyne

                      Except for the facts that the PS3 version of Vesperia more than doubled the 360 version, and Graces f outsold graces by a pretty large margin. Dunno what bizarro world you are living in, but here on Earth these are the facts.

                    • papermario

                      I just showed it didnt but whatever, your not listening anyway.

                    • Sevyne

                      You are right that I’m done listening to this nonsense because you are delusional as hell. Believe what you wish, but we’ll keep ourselves grounded in reality.

                    • papermario

                      hahaha, I provided links, your providing insecurity. Go away fanboy

                    • Sevyne

                      Links to VGChartz? Really? Sorry, but “I provided links” doesn’t mean a damn thing when it’s VGChartz.

                    • talesoffan

                      Xillia just opened in the US with the highest western sales this gen and since Symphonia. Also Xillia is the highest selling Tales game in Japan in a while too. 3DS Tales wouldn’t come close to it.

        • kiri25

          You are a 100% wrong about vesperia sells. The first day sells for vesperson 360 were around 70,000 compared to the ps3 which was around 140,000on its first day doubling the sells from 360. In its 360 run the 360 went on to sell around 140,000total while the ps3 ver. Sold around 350,00 total.

          I don’t know where u get ur #’s from but mine come from an issue of famistu.
          Also tho I’m not ruling out a tales on 3ds due to that fact Jp is very handheld friendly and we’ve seen main titles go handheld (dq9 and vc2/3) I think the possibility of it going 3ds is remote.

          When it comes the the mothers hip titles the tales team like to push the games to new heights,this is the reason why 3vesperia

          • kiri25

            This why vesperia went to 360 b/c the tales team wanted to an HD game and ps3 was a yr from releasing after the 360. Tho again I don’t rule anything out seeing as u can’t always trust what dev. Say like nomura saying ffvsxiii was ps3 only.

          • papermario

            No links or anything. Thanks.

    • Arcana Gear

      Baba already stated recently that he wont put tales of mothership games on anything but sony consoles, cause this is where the fans are, and Baba is one of the devs with a mentality of pleasuring fans, so this is why that mothership every tales is on a sony console, is just that some didn’t reached us shores like ps2 symphonia and ps3 vesperia.

      • papermario

        That isnt actually what he said, if you read his interview, he was asked about other consoles like 360 or wii u. He was never asked about portables.

        Nothing I said interferes with what Baba said

        • Arcana Gear

          they already said that big titles will be only in consoles, so i’m saying IF there will be a 3ds game it will be a spin off like the psp ones.

          • papermario

            The ds titles werent spinoffs. They were main entries.Look is it unlikely? Yes.

            But I am just giving my preference. I dont care what platform its on.

            Honestly though if I were Namco, 3ds is just about the only thing that makes sense other than IOS and that pains me to say

            (but thanks for your opinion)

            • Arcana Gear

              …. i didn’t say that i didn’t like a 3ds, i said that baba in a recent interview said that he didn’t plan to make main titles for ANY type of portable .

              • papermario

                he never said that.

            • talesoffan

              The DS entries didn’t sell as well as the PSP or PS3 entries with a huge install base difference. It’s about putting the games where there fans are. Also Xillia just recently sold the most a tales game has opened with in the US since Symphonia. PS3 makes the most sense right now, no question.

              • papermario

                The ds entries sold better than the psp entries….

                The fans are anywhere. Are the fans on ios? well namco is doing that. So why cant the fans be on 3ds? they have already done a game there.

                The spot that makes the most sense is ps3 tied with 3ds

                • talesoffan

                  1.) Tales of Destiny (PS1)
                  2.) Tales of Destiny 2 (PS2)
                  3.) Tales of Eternia (PS1)
                  4.) Tales of Xillia (PS3)
                  5.) Tales of Rebirth (PS2)
                  6.) Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
                  7.) Tales of Phantasia (PS1)
                  8.) Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
                  9.) Tales of Vesperia (PS3)
                  10.) Tales of Symphonia (PS2)
                  11.) Tales of Destiny (PS2)
                  12.) Tales of Legendia (PS2)
                  13.) Tales of Graces F (PS3)
                  14.) Tales of Symphonia (GC)
                  15.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP)
                  16.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (PSP)
                  17.) Tales of Hearts (DS)
                  18.) Tales of Eternia (PSP)
                  19.) Tales of Phantasia (SNES)
                  20.) Tales of Innocence (DS)
                  21.) Tales of VS (PSP)
                  22.) Tales of Symphonia 2 (Wii)
                  23.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (PSP)
                  24.) Tales of the Tempest (DS)
                  25.) Tales of Vesperia (360)
                  26.) Tales of Graces (Wii)
                  27.) Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 (GBA)
                  28.) Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP)
                  29.) Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (GBC)
                  30.) Tales of Phantasia (GBA)
                  31.) Tales of the Abyss (3DS)
                  32.) Tales of the Hero: Twin Brave (PSP)
                  33.) Tales of Destiny 2 (PSP)
                  34.) Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 (GBA)
                  35.) Tales of Phantasia: Full Voice Edition
                  36.) Tales of Rebirth (PSP)
                  37.) Tales of Innocence R (PSV)
                  38.) Tales of the World:

                  • papermario

                    You listed all the tales entries. Congrats. All you proved is tales go on many many systems

      • McPoo

        I’d be his fan if he was up for pleasuring me.

  • new_tradition

    Oooooh, the anticipation is rising ♥

  • Arcana Gear

    tomorrow will be a tales festival at tgs!!!!!! hype rising ^o^

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Please announce some info about it tomorrow!!! I don’t wanna wait til Jump Festa.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Good heavens. What happened in here…

    The discussion got way out of hand very quickly. It seems like things have died down for now. Can we please leave it at that and move on.

    I’m not in the mood to start editing comments tonight. I’m in a good mood, I don’t want to change that.

    Thanks for understanding.

    • Anime10121

      And I was wondering why this comment section exploded so much over the previous trademark ones…Looks down…sees pointless and unnecessary long argument…backs out of comment section :(

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m sorry about that.

        • Zackasaur

          Judging by Papermario’s comment history, I think I’d like a block feature in Disqus.

          • papermario

            Judging by how you people respond to other opinions maybe some of you are worth being blocked

        • Anime10121

          Its all good man, its not your fault. Disqusers gonna Disqus! Though sometimes you just gonna turn around and walk the heck out :P

    • papermario

      I am sorry too. I said one opinion and all hell broke loose due to the insecurity of others

  • AlphaSixNine

    I pray it’s for both Vita and PS3 with cross-save.

  • Zackasaur

    PS4 would be awesome. @_@

    But I’m just happy that they’re finally taking us seriously over here in the west! We’re still lacking the Vita titles, which sucks… But the fact that we’ve gotten everything but Vesperia on PS3 is fantastic. Really fantastic.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I’m betting huge on PS3… since it’s trademarked internationally and portables ain’t doing well outside of Japan, they just started utilizing the ps3 with two games only and they still have a lot to get power out of it…. Japan isn’t too eager to jump next gen yet so namco bandai is sticking to the PS3 for its install base….

    • papermario

      Portables arent doing well outside of japan? The 3ds is number 1 outside of japan.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        If that’s the case, we should be seeing more Tales games on the 3DS by now…. But so far, only Tales of the Abyss port happened….

        • papermario

          The system is only 2 years old…..took the DS many many years to get Tales.

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            2 Years is more than enough to get at least 3 Tales games….. Why do you think the 3DS will get another one after that long period?

            • papermario

              Took the ds almost 4 years to get 1. 3ds is a head of the curve

              • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                Correction: The DS was released in 2004 in Japan… The first Tales game to arrive on the DS is Tales of Tempest, which was released in 2006….

                Your point is?

                • Xaltmas

                  For the love of all that is holy, please don’t try to argue with him. I tried it last night and it didn’t do any good.

                  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                    Why not… He’s running out of bullets to use anyway…

                    • papermario

                      not really. I am speaking reason with you. Systems doing get multiple tales within the first few years.

                      Took the ps3 4+ years too

  • talesoffan

    Oh yes! Can’t wait for its reveal!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Damn. Baba ain’t playing around

    • papermario

      He is a badass who sticks to his vision of what tales is

  • EX+

    I hope it’s true. Xillia 2, Symphonia Chronicles and hopefully Zestria will keep my occupied befor FFXV comes out.

  • Xaltmas

    So if it’s not at this Tales event, the next possible time is Jump, right? Isn’t that in December?

  • kirby755

    Tales of Zestiria, lets see how they are going to top Xilla 2, if it is a Mothership Title. That and it is really interesting how were getting more attention now in the West. Hopefully they will keep up the good work. Baba won’t let us down!!!

  • artemisthemp

    Ain’t Tales of Zestiria already trademark in EU?

    • Tristan Diaz

      “Following Japan and Europe, Namco Bandai has trademarked “Tales of Zestiria” in the United States.”

  • papermario

    So the TGS tales event is not really a reveal tales event apparently. So its not happening soon

    • kirby755

      Don’t forget its tomorrow isn’t it, or did they change their minds. Because I remember the schedule saying it is on the last day of TGS.

  • Chardo

    Hideo baba doesnt care much about consoles that are doing well, he cares about putting every tales “definitive version” into a sony console, even if said adaptation doesnt sell that much or it takes a long time, here is a list of tales games that where originally not on a sony, console, yet, where ported (or remade) to one in their lifetimes.

    Phantasia = snes to ps1 and psp

    Symphonia = cube to ps2
    graces =wii to ps3
    innocence = DS to vita
    hearts = DS to vita
    vesperia = 360 to ps3

    The only tales game that remains exclusive to a non-sony console is tempest, which is actually pretty interesting, because Innocence R gave us a lot of teases about a tempest and hearts Remake on its special pre-order skits and bonus end-game dungeons, even going as far as creating a sub-plot that connects all of them known by fans as the “Triverse”.

    Even though innocence R didnt sell much compared to the original, Hideo baba still brought us hearts R for the vita too (Even though the vita isnt doing that well either!), and hearts R still keeps the triverse plot going and has an amazing battle system.

    anyways, I typed too much, just wanted to say that my point is that no matter which console the next tales game comes out, its VERY LIKELY it will be ported or remade (usually with much more new content) to a sony console, ignoring how much sales it gets.