On Tuesday February 21, Square Enix Group announced the start of a new RPG project called Project Prelude Rune. Studio Istolia Co., Ltd., a new studio created by the company will be developing the project.
The CEO of the new company will be Hideo Baba, who has worked on Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s RPG Tales of series.
— 株式会社スタジオイストリア (@studioistolia) February 21, 2017
The first visual of the upcoming project features a huge dragon.The studio has also opened their official website and Twitter account.
On the official website, they explain that the meaning comes from the word ‘istoria’, which means ‘story’ in Greek.
The name expresses their wish to become a group that offers quality story and new entertainment experiences for the users. The studio wants to create ‘strong messages’ and ‘stories that become cheering songs for life.’
The new animatic RPG Project Prelude Rune will be based on a Prelude of Mystery theme. The official title will be announced at a later date.
The studio is now looking for planners, designers, and programmers for Project Prelude Runa. For Square Enix to create a new studio means that they are placing a lot of trust on this game.
A comment from CEO Hideo Baba has been posted on the website.
Studio Istolia has finally started. We will aim to make you ‘smile,’ ‘impressed’ and ‘feel happy’ through the content we create which offers new story and entertainment experience. Please give our new studio, Studio Istolia, a warm welcome. Thank you.
CEO Hideo Baba’s comment / cited from Studio Istolia’s website
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