Square Enix announces new game, titled Project Prelude Rune

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    Square Enix has revealed a new IP, tentatively named "Project Prelude Rune", which is to be developed by their new sub-studio, Studio Istolia. The game's development will be lead by former "Tales of" producer Hideo Baba, who has been hired as president of Studio Istolia. In the press release, Square Enix details that the word "Istolia" is Greek, and translates to "story", which is the main focus of the company. They plan to "provide unforgettable stories that will inspire players in their own lives, and bring new game experiences to everyone around the world".

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  1. KingVamp

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    For a second there, I thought this was about the Bravely Default team.
     
  2. Bladexdsl

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    whats it for can any1 read Japanese?
     
  3. Chary
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    "Pending Announcement". They also ask for application submissions for the company, especially programmers, so it appears the game is in a fledgling state right now. But it's safe to say PS4, Switch, and PC are safe choices to place one's bets on right now.
     
  4. LiveLatios

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    i hope it's something in the veins of what scalebound was going to be. getting tired of games that put dragons in the enemy/kill on sight focus
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    a square enix rpg on a nintendo console...your joking right? :creep:
     
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  6. SuperSVGA

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    There already are Square Enix RPGs on Nintendo consoles.
     
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  7. Bladexdsl

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  8. DarthDub

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    Tales of x Star Ocean?
     
  9. Meteor7

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    Hideo Baba?? Uh... Well, we'll just have to see how this turns out. Tales of certainly isn't likely to be "Tales of" again any time soon after releases like Zestiria and Berseria, so maybe this game will have what it takes to take up the torch and give us a truly engaging battle system again.
     
  10. dimmidice

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    Was spelling "you're" wrong a joke too? If so congratulations you play the idiot part very well.
     
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    Oh marone!
     
  12. Zense

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    I don't claim to know ancient Greek, but a quick search showed me that it is "Historìa", which sounds a lot more familiar to me. Sure you can make the H silent, but please don't change the R to an L. It just makes you sound like a dumbass... As far as I know Greeks didn't have any problems pronuncing Rs.

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    1350-1400; Middle English historie < Latin historia < Greek historía learning or knowing by inquiry, history; derivative of hístōr one who knows or sees (akin to wit2, video, Veda )

    Edit: I started thinking maybe they referred to modern Greek, but there it is: ιστορία, which with my basic knowledge of the Greek scripture tells me that it is istorìa... Searching for ιστολία gives me nothing.
     
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  13. SushiKing

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    For N3ds?
     
  14. VinLark

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  15. Arubaro

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    I hope It's true...
     
  16. Chary
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    Huh, interesting. I suppose they just bent the word to fit their need of it? Japan usually does weird things with L's and R's, I think.
     
  17. gbatempfan1

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    Good for Hideo Baba, he can pursue his vision on a new IP instead of having to bash Tales of into a powder, add water, and then mold it into whatever he is thinking up there. He knows how to do RPGs, he just never got the heart of Tales. You can watch his influence like cycles of the moon as it waxes and wains from Hearts to Xillia I/II to Zesteria to Berseria compared to the previous two titles of the flagship of the series: Graces & Vesperia.
     
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  18. chartube12

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    That's because this new studio were the ones suppose to be taking over Bravely titles.
     
  19. Grim Ripper

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