Monolith Soft, the developers behind the Xenoblade Chronicles games, are currently hiring staff to work on a brand new The Legend of Zelda title.
Monolith Soft previously helped develop The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch alongside Nintendo EOD, so its natural that Nintendo trusts them to make a new game in the series.
The developer is looking to add Technical Artists, Programmers, Planners, Designers, and Management Support to their ranks to work on a new The Legend of Zelda game. We expect that this game is most likely being worked on for the Nintendo Switch.
Monolith Soft’s main team who make the Xenoblade games are working on a brand new game led by studio head Tetsuya Takahashi himself. This is the other team, which we can now confirm is working on a new entry in The Legend of the Zelda series.
Interestingly Monolith Soft was hiring for a fantasy RPG back in 2017, which leads us to speculate that this project has been under works for a while. That game could very well have taken shape into a new Zelda game. It also seems hard for Monolith Soft to work on three big scale games at the same time as even though they have three studios, they’re not of the same scale and purpose. Their main games and development is done via their main Tokyo studio. The studio in Kyoto mainly provides support for Nintendo’s first party titles. Lastly the two support studios in Nakameguro and Iidabashi were opened just a few years ago and not much is known about what they’re working on.
Thoughts on the news? Certainly will be exciting to see how Monolith Soft does with a solo effort at The Legend of Zelda franchise. After all they were responsible for the game design of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was greatly influenced by Xenoblade Chronicles X. I’m personally really hyped! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.