Namco Bandai Trademarks Tales of Asteria And Tales of Kanade

By Ishaan . November 29, 2013 . 9:00am


Namco aren’t done filing trademarks for Tales games yet. Hachima Kiko reports that the publisher has filed trademarks in Japan for “Tales of Asteria” and “Tales of Kanade”.


Both trademarks were filed on November 1st, and are the latest in a long line of recent Tales trademarks by Namco. Earlier in the year, they trademarked Tales of Zestoria, Tales of Zestiria (in USA and Europe), Tales of Bibliotheca and more.


It shouldn’t be long before we learn what the next Tales game will be called. At present, Namco are gearing up to announce to the next game in the series soon.

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  • Crevox

    Namco has always trademarked tons of random Tales names, and they never used a lot of them.

    • JustThisOne

      Yeah, but they usually do it in “clumps”, if that makes any sense.

      Zestoria, Creales and Catastora were likely all the names for the mainline – and it seems like they settled on Zesteria. (That was the only one trademarked for NA/EU.)

      In the meantime, Bibliotheca, Memories and Favorite were trademarked at the same time. That ended up as Bibliotheca.

      Link, Ansis, Jin.
      Floweria, Gracia, Unitia. (Which I believe ended up as Graces.)
      Zestia, Faithus, Xillia.

      So… if I had to guess, this one might be a new title. Whether it’s a mothership title or not is up for question.

  • BizarreJelly

    The tales team must meet regularly and just think up gibberish words that end in “ia”.

    “Geononia”, there ye go, trademark it!

  • Guest

    Tales of Kanade = Tales of Canada!!!!

    Main character wears plaid and the mascot is a polar-bear-beaver hybrid named “Horton” (Canadians should get that)

    • JustThisOne

      “Our national igloos’ reactor cores are malfunctioning. There must be something wrong with our maple reserves…”

      And final boss is just winter.

      • DesmaX

        It would be cool to see how their engine could adapt the way canadians speak

        • Raltrios

          I hate Canadian speech stereotypes. None of it’s true.

          …It’s just the Newfies that talk like that…

      • GH56734

        If you’re a bit fluent with Japanese, check Tengai Makyou IV (PSP, Saturn). The plot is exactly that.;
        “The Warrior with the Flame of Eden emblem is the legendary hero of America!” with demon hunting in New Orleans, fighting a pop star corrupting the youth of last vegas with terrible pop music which has the power to turn people into werewolves, and a cannibal pig woman selling human meat with the unwitting assistance of Billy the Kid, a trip to Alcatraz, and some satanist organizations thrown in the plot for good measure, and the heroine being saved from being executed by the mafia while tied to the hollywood sign followed directly by a mecha fight!
        And all of that only covers one fifth of the game, which gets even crazier afterwards.

        Oh, and the first boss battle is the embodiment of Winter … in Alaska. (not Canada, but close enough :P )

        It’s an enjoyable and hilarious RPG. With breathtaking geographic accuracy.

      • Anthony Birken

        ~Funny stuff~

  • Nitraion

    Tales of kanade ?! lol XD
    that will be interesting

    • DyLaN

      Glad I’m not the only one. Saving the world, one embarrassing choice at a time.

      PS: For those of you who don’t get the joke, Kanade is the MC for the anime Noucome. Its a really funny comedy show and a parody of harem elements.

      • This game. I need it lol

      • FlyingPony


        OMG, this show is really funny.

  • fyi1191

    Kanade = Perfomance?
    I see a musical dance off featuring characters from Tales of series.

    • makubexnas

      Tales Of Xillia 3 : Milla Dancing All-Night confirm.

      • makubexnas

        …..and with Idolmaster gameplay.

        • Masa

          oh god no!

        • Arcana Wiz


      • DesmaX

        Can you imagine the Whirling Assault?
        She’s Genius!

      • Bec66

        Featuring Guest appearances of
        Tear Grants- As main Singer
        Sophie- As backup Singer
        Karyl Sheeden- For instrumental tracks
        And hosted by Zeloes Wilder and Jade Curtiss

    • Lutfi Ardiansyah

      Step it up , Jude !

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Whatever happened to Zestia…Asteria sounds like a hime’s name.

    • DuskSharkEX

      Fun fact: It’s Greek for star, actually.

  • the_rain

    Tales of Xillia Q for 3DS

  • sharpshot909

    How long will they take to localize it?

  • leingod

    Hope one of them is for the Vita :D

  • Cool. I have a name for a Tales game I was thinking of too, but it might already be trademarked lol

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Tales of Asteria? Final installment in the Aselia series?

  • Arcana Wiz

    Cool, so hyped for the teaser, today it had the second update and is showing symphonia and rebirth, sadly i missed yesterday release and destiny 2 wallpaper… anybody here downloaded it?

  • Asuna Ilano

    Tales of Kanade. Sounds like this will be japan based. Maybe during the Shogun era?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hope its something for Nintendo…..

  • Guest

    Anyone got wallpapers on the new Tales of website?
    I miss them :(

  • James Enk

    i really want on mothership title for the 3DS that will also come to EU

  • Damn, didn’t expect to be spoiled on Xillia here…guess that’s on me?

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