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Bandai Namco Trademarks Xenosaga Episode III Subtitle ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ In The U.S.

Jelani James on

Could a Xenosaga trilogy remaster be in the works?

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We haven’t seen anything related to the Xenosaga series since the arrival of Xenosaga III in 2006, but there’s a possibility that we might be seeing more of it in the future if recent actions Bandai Namco are any indication.

Specifically, the company recently filed a trademark for “Also Sprach Zarathustra” — which just so happens to be the subtitle for the third entry in the Xenosaga series — in the U.S.

So what does mean? The most likely guess is that Bandai Namco is looking to release a Xenosaga trilogy remaster in the future. However, the absence of similar trademarks for “Der Wille zur Macht” (the subtitle for the first entry) and “Jenseits von Gut und Böse” (the subtitle for the second entry), does cast some doubt over the affair.

That said, it’s not like Bandai Namco has ever expressed any level of aversion towards remastering and releasing some of its older titles. In fact, it has almost been a year since Bandai Namco filed a trademark for .hack//G.U. Last Recode before releasing it worldwide several months later. If the .hack//G.U. could get a remaster, then surely Xenosaga could get one too — not only is there demand for it, but the most recent Xeno game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, was well-received.

Assuming that the Xenosaga trilogy does get a remaster, here’s to hoping that Monolith Soft’s involvement with Nintendo doesn’t wind up making it a Switch-exclusive title.