(Japan) New Tales Titles Trademarked by Namco Bandai

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Namco Bandai Trademarked Three New Tales Titles

Namco Bandai looks to continue with the Tales franchise once more, as three new brands bearing the Tales title have been trademarked by the video game company in Japan. Also, if tradition is followed, Namco Bandai will pick only one in the bundle of trademarks to be the next in the franchise.

The three trademarked titles Namco Bandai has acquired are Tales of Zestoria, Tales of Creales, and Tales of Catastora

It’s unclear just which one may be selected, or if none will be chosen at all, as the likes of Tales of Floweria, Tales of Floria, Tales of Blessia and Tales of Startear were also bought and scrapped by Namco Bandai in its history of developing the popular franchise. One thing is for sure, however; the franchise’s producer Hideo Baba had been reported to have no plans for a next-gen title, and has been focusing on the PlayStation 3, leading some to believe that one of the three trademarked titles will be for a Tales game on PS3.

So, what do you think will be the next Tales title if Namco Bandai decides to choose one of the three? Which one would you choose? Or do you think that all three are simply not worthy of carrying the Tales name?

SOURCE(Translated by NeoGAF poster Soriku)

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  • WishingTikal

    Zestoria sounds the best out of the three. The two others blergh.

    • Atralane

      Perhaps, but I just can’t read that name without overthinking it into becoming “Zesty.” And then I’m depressed for describing a Tales game like ketchup.

  • Another

    Sad to see Tales of becoming an exclusive franchise of Playstation family, instead of a multiplataformer.

    • athrunZGMF-X19A

      Tales of has always been platform exclusive, technically; just per game. Barring upgraded ports, every game has been made for one console. None have ever been made for multiple consoles at the same time.

    • Why?

  • Keichi Morisato

    i prefer Tales of Creales

  • Ashitaka

    Coming soon to just one f*cking console. Only one. Ever. @@(&%@_)#$)^*$!!!!!!

  • OperationGuardian

    I feel Creales has the most potential to be unique, as it invokes the idea of “Creation”, doesn’t have the typical ” -ia” suffix, and rolls off the tongue better than Zestoria or Catastora, both of which sound harsher. Let’s see… Creales > Creation; Zestoria > Life; Catastora > Calamity. I’d like to see a Tales title where the world isn’t in decline, but rather, is on the up and up. Something with potential, that needed direction, and where the protagonists were fighting for the way things should go, not the way things should be. Know what I mean? 😛

  • meh

    Creales can be misread into cereals so meh :v
    Zestoria is your run of the mill fiction name…
    Catastora is an “engrishization” (lel) of Catastro…
    it depends… if catastro would put you in the place of ‘the’ calamity to destroy a dead, corrupt world to create a new one as/with the aid of a good deity…. hell, i’d play that :v

    • TwinTails

      Thanks, Now I cant “unread” that.

  • Ibrahim Mohamed

    I think its going to be for the 3DS cuz Currently Namco is teasing a new 3DS game and made a count down 3 days ago and i think the count down will be over tommorow.

  • I’m so happy that there are 4 new tales titles coming out soon, and yet i hope that one of them make it to the top 4 and be released! 🙂