Bandai Namco Trademarks 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' in U.S.

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Bandai Namco Entertainment filed a trademark for the title "Also Sprach Zarathustra" in the United States.

"Also Sprach Zarathustra" is the subtitle of Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, the third game in Monolith Soft's Xenosaga role-playing game trilogy.

Namco (and later Namco Bandai Games) released the Xenosaga trilogy on the PlayStation 2 from 2002 to 2006.

Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of the game series, later wrote and co-created the Xenoblade game series. Takahashi also created the earlier Xenogears role-playing game. While all three game series share similar titles, they are unrelated, and function as spiritual successors of each other.

[Via Gematsu]

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