Namco Bandai has muddied the waters a little more by making two more Tales series trademark registrations ahead of an anticipated new core title reveal.
Gematsu reports the publisher trademarked Tales of Asteria and Tales of Kanade in Japan earlier this month.
The two titles may relate to the upcoming reveal of the next mothership Tales series entry, which we know is coming thanks to the launch of a teaser site this week.
We had been banking on the new game being called Tales of Zestiria, as this title was trademarked in Japan, Europe and North America.
There are 14 core or mothership entires in the Tales series. The latest to release in the west is Tales of Xillia. Its sequel is due in the west in 2014, having released in Japan earlier this year. The franchise usually takes at least six months to be localised, and in some instances has not been localised at all.