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Rubeus
02-21-2017, 02:29 AM
So has Hideo Baba really left Bandai Namco and the Tales series?? Also, is this a console or smartphone game? I hope it is for console?

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Square Enix announces new RPG “Project Prelude Rune” from newly established Studio Istolia -- Produced by former Tales of producer Hideo Baba.


Square Enix has announced a new RPG project called “Project Prelude Rune,” developed by newly established Tokyo studio Studio Istolia and produced by former Tales of series producer Hideo Baba, who is also president of the new company.

Here is Square Enix’s outline of the new project:

The project aims to build a new RPG with a new fantasy: unfolding across a vast land teeming with life. Nurtured by the earth, the many peoples of this land dare to dream, fighting for what is just—and this is their tale.

The studio name, Studio Istolia, originates from the Greek work for “story,” which is “central” to the developer’s primary value, as it aims to provide “unforgettable stories that will inspire players in their own lives, and bring new game experiences to everyone around the world.”

Studio Istolia is currently seeking several staff to work on the new IP, including:

Planners
Battle Planner
Map Planner
UI Planner

Designers
Character Designer
Map Designer
Monster Designer
Motion Designer
Effect Designer
UI Designer

Programmers
Battle Programmer
Tool Programmer
Event Programmer
Sound Programmer
UI Programmer
Technical Support

Visit the Studio Istolia official website here. They are also available on Facebook and Twitter.

http://gematsu.com/2017/02/square-enix-announces-new-rpg-project-prelude-rune-newly-established-studio-istolia


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UPDATE:

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- This studio is established to launch a brand new RPG IPs -- not just a single game

- It is also a recruitment campaign for the studio, they are hiring planners, designers, and programmers

- The spec they are hiring for is "high end systems", and they welcome experience in UE4 and Unity

- They are also looking for Battle planners and programmers with Action RPG experience, which indicates the direction of the combat

- This is a subsidiary of S-E Holdings, and not just an internal studio of S-E Japan, this is similar to Tokyo RPG Factory, their own company

Looks like Hideo Baba really left Bamco, now what is going to happen to the Tales series?

Escaflowne2001
02-21-2017, 11:44 AM
He left Namco after Zestiria he wasn't involved in Berseria. The game sounds interesting but no put getting excited until I know it's not a smartphone game.

Rubeus
02-21-2017, 01:32 PM
He left Namco after Zestiria he wasn't involved in Berseria. The game sounds interesting but no put getting excited until I know it's not a smartphone game.

The interview basically confirmed it is for "high end systems", not smartphones.


The spec they are hiring for is "high end systems", and they welcome experience in UE4 and Unity