When you think of a long-standing JRPG franchise that has been ongoing for decades through various entries, you would probably instantly think of the Final Fantasy series and the upcoming Final Fantasy 16 game, or perhaps even Dragon Quest with its abundant history of titles.
However, there’s one other JRPG franchise that has been around for a really long time. The Tales of series has been releasing games upon games for 25 years now, but it seems that publisher Bandai Namco has more planned for the franchise.
Just recently, Bandai Namco Entertainment filed a trademark for the title “Tales of Luminaria” in Europe. As such, fans of the Tales of games have been looking forward to the possibility of a new announcement.
We already know that the next installment in the series is entitled Tales of Arise, and even though it has been delayed indefinitely, we know that it’s still on its way. As such, speculations have been making the rounds as to what Tales of Luminaria is.
The Tales of franchise is under various platforms and even has different genres and mediums for the different entries. As such, there’s a vast array of options as to what Bandai Namco could possibly release under the new title.
Bandai Namco filing the trademark was discovered by one of ResetEra’s users, a highly-popular forum on the internet. The post received a lot of comments where fans theorized the most likely outcome.
More specifically, many fans believe that the trademarked title Tales of Luminaria will be another mobile game, as mobile spin-offs have become commonplace for the franchise recently.
On the other hand, there are those who think that while it might not be a main-line installment, it’s possible that there’s more to it than just a mobile spin-off. It’s not unusual for the Tales of series to have a spin-off title.
As a matter of fact, the franchise has had numerous spin-off games under the Tales of name, just like many other JRPG series.
As such, it’s possible that Tales of Luminaria could be another spin-off title that will be released for the Nintendo Switch. After all, this console is perfect for JRPGs, and it’s quite unfortunate that Tales of Arise will only be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Asides from this new discovery, there’s also some big news for fans of the franchise. The Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition was released on the Xbox Game Pass last week and is available to play now at your convenience.
Tales of Vesperia is probably considered by many fans to be the best game in the Tales of franchise, and the fact that it’s now available on the Game Pass means that more JRPG fans will be able to try out this highly-acclaimed title if they haven’t yet.
We don’t have information just yet about Tales of Luminaria, but fans can only hope that it will contain the same positive elements present in the other Tales of games. That said, the trademark was only filed in Europe, so we doubt that any new announcements will be revealed any time soon.