Square Enix announced a new IP that is currently code named Project Prelude Rune. The game is said to be an “Animetic RPG”. Square Enix gave this description for the game.
“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.”
Project Prelude Rune is being made by a newly formed studio that will be headed by Tales series producer Hideo Baba. Studio Istolia is owned by Square Enix and comprised of mostly new hires. The goal of the new studio is said to be creating “unforgettable stories” that inspire people and to create “new game experiences”.
As of now there are no further details on the game. This likely means the game is still in the very early stages of development and won’t be coming anytime soon.
Square Enix released these three images alongside the announcement.