Hideo Baba Reportedly Part of a New Square Enix Studio

According to a recent Famitsu article, longtime Tales of Producer Hideo Baba is now the president of a new Square Enix Development Studio known as "Studio Istolia".

According to the studio's official site, Istolia is derived from the Greek term meaning story. Baba's personal message on the site promises games that will deliver experiences and stories that will bring happiness to their customers. The studio is currently developing a new title known as Project Prelude Rune.

We don't have official word from Bandai Namco yet but it appears that Baba has parted ways with the company in some capacity. We'll have to wait until we hear an official statement from Bandai Namco themselves.

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PanbanRichard has been a part of team AC since November 2006. While not as active as he used to be, he still appreciates the series for how far it's come. Responsible for various Tales projects including the Tales of Marathon Stream, Tales OP Chorus Medley and the Tower of Tales.

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