Square Enix creates the new development team Studio Istolia, aiming to create a new RPG IP code named Project Prelude Rune.
Interesting...as long as its not on mobile, I'll keep an eye out for this one. Also isnt baba still with namco? Guess hes just with square for awhile?
I couldn't find any info on Baba's current situation. He kind of completely disappeared after Zestiria. I haven't seen him at any event related to Berseria.
You're doing a fine job. Keep us posted.
"He kind of completely disappeared after Zestiria." If he's the guy responsible for Zestria then I would understand his disappearance.
actually it doesn't say anything about the studio being part of Square Enix. My guess is Baba left Bandai Namco and started this new company. First of which is likely a publishing/funding deal with Square for this game. Even on the Project Istolia website there's no mention of SE; at least not in English. Guess in time we'll know more. The mascot looks great and the game will surely be incredible if it's on console. Chalk it up as one I'm definitely keeping my eyes on.
Actually, looks like my writer did not notice that part in the press release (it's fixed now), but Studio Istolia is indeed a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix. This doesn't fully clarify Baba's employment situation (even if the studio is mostly formed by devs who joined SE recently, so he probably is among them), but the studio is not independent.
love the art, plz don't be mobile
Everything in the press about the goals for the project points to a triple AAA RPG. Attempting to start a strong, new brand is no easy task. I wish them the best of luck.
exactly...i came on here to see if its mobile or not
I believe he left bamco after zestiria released. It was either because it flopped so hard and the fans turned on him, or he felt he was just bot cut out for it anymore. Through his interview it seems he is fully employed by square now
That's an interesting collaboration. A square game with a combat system of Tales games? Sign me up.
so, Star Ocean?
If it's like the last Star Ocean, no I'll pass.
I hope the game is on console, and if it's good, I will get it for free on PS +
Cool let's see a new RPG
another ps4 exclusive, perhaps...
Nice. The artwork seems to be a mix of serious (dragon is looking pretty mean, colors used are more realistic tones) with lighthearted (the cartoony pet with wings and happy clappy FF esque outfits). And I totally digg the bird creatures with tridents, i've seen those in several Japanese games, is it part of their folklore? They are awesome :)
I am really looking forward for a new JRPG that isn't for mobile.
Nice. Looking forward to see what it is
Coming to PS4?
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