Namco Bandai File Trademarks For Tales of Zestoria And More

By Ishaan . July 17, 2013 . 9:00pm

Namco Bandai are at it again. The publisher has filed trademarks in Japan for Tales of Zestoria, Tales of Creales and Tales of Catastora for use with videogames. (Via: Hachima Kiko)


Now, keep in mind that not all of these are going to be turned into games. While certain Namco trademarks pan out, others like Tales of Floweria, Tales of Floria, Tales of Blessia and Tales of Startear never amounted to anything.


Hedge your bets now—which of these is going to amount to a game?


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  • I like Creales… Crystals+Graces. Graces sequel with Sophie and many of the sons/daughters and new characters for the party ala Destiny 2. :3 But Zestoria sounds cool too.

  • Tristan Diaz

    I’m not too fond of these names, but I’d go with Zestoria.

  • Just Tim

    Well, seeing how Namdai has its Naruto and Dragonball game rights contracts renewed or permanent, I sincerely hope Namdai finally learns that expecting CoD profit levels for a US release is unrealistic.

    With the prior said, I welcome a worldwide release for Zestoria, with combined worldwide Naruto and Dragonball profits buoying it.

    • Alos88

      They seem to be very happy with the Tales games sales- so happy that they announced Xillia 2’s localization a month before Xillia was even released.

  • CirnoLakes

    Sounds like new Tales. I love the sound of new Tales.

    Tales of Xillia and Tales of Zestoria are both names that never sounded all that great to me. But the name Tales of Xillia has grown on me, so maybe Tales of Zestoria could, too? It certainly sounds… strange.

    “Tales of Floweria, Tales of Floria, Tales of Blessia and Tales of Startear never amounted to anything.”
    And that’s a shame, because they all sounded amazing.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Better than Sakuraba’s recent soundtracks ;)
      *flame shield*

      • DesmaX

        Jokes on you, because Xillia 2 have some nice stuff there

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          Oh yeah, I do like ToX 2’s OST more than the 1st one, but overall he hasn’t been making a huge shift from what he normally does.
          However he does do sooo many soundtracks a year. One time he had to do ToS2, ToV, Infinite Undiscovery, Star Ocean 4 and Valkyrie Profile DS within the span of one year. That’s a lot of work for the guy. I do understand Tales has a certain type of musical style so it may not be a good idea to not stray off from it. But that also leads to many of the songs sounding very unoriginal.

          • DesmaX

            Guy just needs a rest, get some inspiration. And that’s what he’s doing these days, apparently (Guy only worked for Vahalla Knights 3 this year, according to VGMdb).

      • Go2hell66

        ummmm what!? ToX has some really nice soundtracks in there, sir you are confused

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          There are some pieces that stand out, the battle themes sound nice as well, but overall ToX isn’t that great of an OST. This man does do a lot of work on several games though, I give him that… but can he really be content with making similar music all the time? Yes… his ToX 2’s OST sounds like he is shifting into something else…
          I feel like he definitely likes to experiment more outside of Tales, Beyond the Labyrinth or even Dark Souls. I’m hoping to see more of that… I guess I should’ve mentioned overall it’s his Tales music that I haven’t really been impressed with lately :P

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            His work with Wolfteam was good, but dude’s been making the same soundtrack for 18 years.

          • Eri

            I think the music style is one of the things that makes a Tales of game a Tales of game. I’m guessing they are trying to stick with that style for the atmosphere, and personally I like most of Sakuraba his work for the series so I don’t really mind.

      • CirnoLakes

        I thoroughly enjoy Sakuraba’s recent soundtracks.

    • Demeanor

      I also love the sound of new Tales. Especially if they get announced for a next-gen console ^ ^ c’mooon!!! Do it Bamco!!!

  • Marcelo G

    Maybe it’s an elaborate puzzle this time. Like, first syllabe of each. So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new Tales!

    Tales of Zescreca!

    …okay, maybe not. Zestoria seems like the most likely one.

  • I like the sound of the first one rolls off the tongue. Tales of Zestoria

  • Maumac77

    Putting my money on either Tales of Zestoria or Tales of Creales. Catastora for some reason has me thinking of catastrophe which I can’t fathom being in the title itself

    • Nanashrew

      Shyamalomonom twist: You were the catastrophe.

      I actually like the name Tales of Catastoria. Sounds like it could be interesting if it becomes real.

  • Kanamion

    Tales of Zestoria : a game starring Wonderchef and Mimi Bread.

  • Go2hell66

    Tales of Floweria!?

    wahahahaha i could of told you ages ago that wouldn’t become a game

    • gk2012

      It did, it turned into Tales of Graces.

      • Kitestwinblades

        Its all makes sense now! xD

  • Haseyo

    Zestoria sounds so…zesty.

  • DesmaX

    Japan sure love their over-complicated names, huh?

    • Pedro Furtado

      This actually sounds pretty normal compared to stuff like Kingdom Hearts 358/2

  • AuraGuyChris

    Tales of Catastora!
    It sounds like someone’s getting castrated!

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Many Tales games have had their ball breakers :P.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Tales of Rieze Maxia!… tho that’s the name of the Tales of Xillia city. ^ ^;

    Can’t wait to play Tales of Xillia and yeah, Tales of Creales sounds better.

  • HerosLight

    Zestoria sounds cool.

    Although I would have liked Startear more.

    • Mike Pureka

      Dunno, I can’t not read “Startear” as “Start Ear” instead of “Star Tear”

      • JuhRo

        Start Here? … Where..?

  • Barrylocke89

    I’ve gotta be honest, I wonder if someone at Namco just opens an English dictionary, picks a random word, mixes the sounds a bit, and VOILA! New tales name! (besides the non oddball ones like Rebirth, Destiny, Graces…)

    Let’s try it! *does the test*

    Flight! Flighter, Flighto…Tales of Flighteria!

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Tales of Pancreatica
      Tales of Libraria
      Tales of Siberia (wait)

  • Zestoria and Catastora please =^_^=

  • Xillia

    what are those ? I have never heard of these titles

  • Hau To

    The current tradmark titles are pretty crazy excluding Zestoria, a game about the hero and a bar of zest.

  • benhanks040888

    I think Floria/Floweria/Blessia were some alternative names for Graces, so probably it’s safe to say this is what’s happening too.

    Out of the three Zestoria is probably the most solid sounding

    • brian

      Zestoria sounds very zesty.

  • Seizui

    Not to be a downer, but why do I get the feeling that these may be mobile games? Granted, the reason why I think that is because it’s a bit over three IPs at once. Some of them sound like throwaway names. Granted, Tales of Zestoria sounds like it’d be on console or portable, but.. dunno.

    • Kelohmello

      In the first place, like the article says, it’s completely feasible they won’t turn up to be anything.

    • Solomon_Kano

      They won’t be for mobiles. Namco’s trademark pattern says these are for consoles. When they trademark mobile games they don’t do the whole multiple-trademarks-one-game thing.

    • JustThisOne

      Nah, they’re definitely throwaway names. When Graces was in development, it had like… three or four names trademarked with it. If I remember correctly, that’s when Tales of Gracia, Tales of Floria and Floweria happened.

  • Raltrios
    • mike dickson

      lol i taught i was the only one that taught about that

  • Lilburrito

    It seems like they’ve been taking anything near the last quarter of the alphabet for the titles as of late. Tales of Yeria and Windaria may be next -,-…

  • Manny Being Manny

    Even if they all don’t become games, this likely still means a new game is in development… they are just saving possible names since they haven’t chosen the official name yet.

  • WingsOfEternity

    Startear sounds the best

  • YoshEE

    So new Tales of games?

  • Marcus J. Hopkins

    I’m trying to start a Twitter campaign wherein I’m attempting to goad @Namcogames (Namco Bandai America) into actually doing even a creditable job of advertising and social media. The U.K. arm of the company is CONSTANTLY sending out Tweets, their website actually offers their consumers rewards for purchasing their games, and seem to actually listen to their customers. If we want to see more Tales of games published in the U.S., we need to let NB America hear about it, and let them know they’re doing a piss poor job of getting the word out about Tales of games.

    • jfinley88

      They actually paid to have to big signs put up at Gamestop right underneath the registers. That’s some nice change they dropped for that.

  • pekikuubik

    I can’t wait for the day when they run out of letters and they’ll have to branch out into other alphabets.

  • I always wandered what does names meant. Vesperia?Legendia?Abyss?Symphonia?

    • dam4rus

      Vesperia was the name of a star in the game. Estelle mentions it once. About the other 3 i wonder myself…

      • Yeah you’re right! I remember that about Vesperia now! They became Team Vesperia then, right?

        • Wappuli

          Name of both the star and the guild they made was Brave Vesperia.

          And I think the names for each game represent some event,theme, etc in that game.
          Symphonia: Symphony, a balance between the 2 worlds.
          Abyss: The underwold, Qliphoth.
          Cant say anything for Legendia since I don’t remember much of it.

          • zferolie

            The name of the giant ship they are on is called Legacy in legendia.

          • Nice didn’t know about the other ones. Thanks :D

        • dam4rus

          Yeah, but the other Tales of title except Eternia, has no meaning as far as i know.

          • Yeah in Tales of Eternia the name of the world is Eternia, right?

    • Go2hell66

      all just made up words and names i think

    • JustThisOne

      Legendia refers to the ship, I think. Vesperia refers to the star. Abyss refers to the Qliphoph, I think. Symphonia… ahh.. I forgot. >__>

      EDIT: And I gotta learn to read, because someone else beat me to it by five hours already. xD Whoops.

  • Catastora sounds like castor oil. Creales sounds like creole. I vote for Zestoria.

  • Zoozbuh

    ‘Tales of Creales’ kinda rhymes, if you say it the right way xD Cree-ales. That’d be a funny name. :3

  • Freud_Hater

    Tales of Startear sounds awesome D:

    Anyway, I’ll go with Tales of Zestoria. Because.

  • JuhRo

    Crossing fingers that one of them is an all new worldwide released Tales game for the Vita?

    I’ll let out a big ‘sigh’ for all western Vita owners (that can’t read Japanese… I guess I’ll work on that..)

    • jfinley88

      So not going to be worldwide if its a vita title. They said they wouldn’t even bring the two tales already on vita to anywhere else cause of the amount of sales for the vita. I’m hoping for next gen or 3DS!

      • JuhRo

        Well, the main reason for that is cause those are just enhanced ports of DS games that didn’t get much acclaim, even in Japan. So it’d be a clear waste of money to port it somewhere it’s not popular.

        But since Xillia is doing great and they already announced Xillia 2 and Symphonia Collection.. Hopefully it shows a more inkling towards Western audiences and that there’s a big audience here for the Tales games. They’re sticking with PS3 for the most part… but as for handheld, it’d be a better experience on the Vita cause of the hardware and the OLED.

        3DS wouldn’t be bad, It’s not preferable cause of the controls(Gave up on Abyss after I got FEA and now SMT IV). Abyss only happened cause they promised Nintendo they’d port it over at some point.

  • Niyari

    Catastora. Zestoria sounds too similar to Vesperia and Creale is just weird.

  • Aunna Terrell

    lol Tales of Zestoria reminds me of “Tales of Zestia” when they were trademarking names for Xillia.

  • celery

    Tales of Startear sounds really cool xD I like these new names too (especially Creales). Hoping for a new Tales game soon! @[email protected]

  • Ephidiel

    i bet on Creales

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry to say this but those names sounds retarded to me

  • Karmistral

    I can’t unsee Zestoria as… you know, the Zesto drink.

    i’m pretty sure it’s gonna be a nutritious cooking filled game.

  • Mumagawa

    wHO WANTS Tales of Kamasutra

  • enorka miho

    I reckon Tales of Zestorian has higher possibility…. Sounds very tales to me in a very cool way like Xillia did..

  • Sergio Briceño

    Just when you thought naming couldn’t get any crazier.

  • AlexanderPappas

    One tales game at a time please.

  • JustThisOne

    My vote goes to Catastora. Zestoria sounds far too… zesty. And Creales sounds too similar to creoles.

  • J_Joestar

    maybe every girl is a catgirl!

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    I hope the next Tales use a Silent Protagonist like Xillia 2, thats the only Tales i will buy since Tales of legendia (I loved Legendia, hated every other Tales after that barring ToP and ToD)

    • Wappuli

      For me the silent Ludger in Xillia 2 really eat a great chunk of interest away and I hope they will never use it again, or maybe make it optional.
      I’m not saying it’s all bad, it fits some games well but in Xillia it just felt ankward through the whole game.

      • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

        the problem is that the Mcs of Tales are really bad just look at Luke and Asbel, and i hear bad things about Jude. Prefer Silent than annoying any day.

    • Demeanor

      I agree with Kakka, mute Ludger didn’t impress me much, the meat of the story was thanks to Elle, Mira, the Kranspia people and the others. All the standard talking Tales chars like Cress, Stahn, Luke etc. gave a LOT more to the game (although Ludger’s fighting style IS something else! ^ ^)

  • Zestoria… knowing the obsession with video game themed cafes…

  • SupaPhly

    They’re running out of words!

  • RavenholtEX

    Tales of Katamari … a.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Zestoria, Creales, Catastora … for me all of the three names sound horrible, but if I had to choose between them I’d propably go with Zestoria.

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