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Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft recruiting for ambitious new project

Posted on August 20, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft is looking to hire a wave of new staffers as it shifts gears to a new project.

On its newly-refreshed website, the company says it’s planning an ambitious project different from Monolith’s brand image. Monolith is recruiting staff who can take on the challenge with them of releasing a title for the global market.

Monolith Soft is hiring for the following positions:

Designers

Character modeler
Map modeler
In-game animator
Technical artist
Main character designer
Concept art designer

Programmer

Character control programmer (for action parts)
System and framework programmer

Planner

Planner (for action parts)

Management Support

Project Manager

Monolith’s website has three new images we’ve attached here. The positions are for the Tokyo studio, and may be related to another opening we recently heard about. We reported last month that Monolith was looking for an action planner with knowledge of online games and medieval / fantasy settings.

Source 1, Source 2

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  • Reggie

    Exciting stuff.

    • MajoraMan28

      Reminds me a lot of a classic Final Fantasy game.

  • Melatelo

    Time for the team to start something new I reckon! A new IP I hope.

  • Auragar

    Finally moving away from Xenoblade eh? If this is related to the previous hiring (which it seems to be) the “online games” part makes me hesitant to be excited. Otherwise cool they are finally moving away from Xenoblade, and the artwork they’ve presented here is freaking gorgeous.

    • Jaxon Holden

      Atlus??? You mean Monolith Soft…

      • Auragar

        Hrm? I meant what I said. I was saying how this is a lot like Atlus and how Atlus was doing a medieval RPG because they wanted to do something different but now several others are also doing medieval RPGs.

  • GoldenTriforce

    Certainly not X2, and I reckon that its not Xenoblade at all based on the art. Gives me PS2 Final Fantasy and/or Mistwalker vibes.

    With Xenoblade 2 being completed so early in the Switch’s life, its safe to assume this will be a Switch title.

    • Auragar

      No question this is for Switch.

      • it will take so long to complete that it will come out on Switch U

        • Auragar

          There won’t be a Switch U, a successor to the Switch though? I mean… maybe it will be. I doubt it though.

        • Justin McQuillen

          Switch will be a family of systems like 3DS was.

    • GoldenTriforce

      Also interestingly it seems they are now open to hiring directly out of college which is good news.

  • WTFISTHISSHIT?

    Looks like an awesome IP heading exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

  • TDude73

    The Last Story II ?

    • GoldenTriforce

      I’m going to just guess no

    • jimmy

      would kill for a reimagining of Xenosaga, tell the story the way it should’ve been told

    • JasonBall

      Sakaguchi is too busy making 8 more ******* Terra Battle games for mobile.

      • Roto Prime

        Ahahahahahaha, the truth ;_____;

    • Fandangle

      That was mistwalker not monolith. They’re currently busy with Terra wars and Terra Battle 2

  • AquaBat

    Every time I hear “ambitious project”, I think “crowdfunding”.

    • GoldenTriforce

      lol, if the crowd is Nintendo money then yes

  • Exposer

    So no Xenoblade Chronicles X2?

  • MrCafecito

    It doesn’t need to be exclusive, but hopefully it comes to the switch!

    • WTFISTHISSHIT?

      Nintendo owns Monolith soft, I don’t see Nintendo letting them publish a big IP on any other system than theirs only.

      • MrCafecito

        Oh I didnt know lol
        In that case I welcome more Switch exclusives, and the art looks good!

    • KnightWonder

      Monolith Soft is owned by Nintendo.

    • Lukáš Maňák

      But Nintendo owns Monolithsoft 🙂

  • i really hope these are just title screen images for the deepest, most expansive, revolutionary Nopon Match-Three game starring Riki and Tatsu that will take you 150 hrs to do all the sidequests

  • A verdade

    For Honor Kids

    • TDude73

      Go troll someplace else, pre-schooler. This project is JRPG title only.

    • DarkVader

      For Honor is trash! even toddlers who play CoD and high school girls who play TLOU don’t want it.

    • Jaxon Holden

      Lol. “Kids”

      No kids here skippy. They’re all too busy playing games like… For Honor.

      Oooh, so reaaalistic… ooooh awesome violence… ooooh rated M…

      ^^^ That there works like a tween magnet

  • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ᔦꙬᔨ

    That’s some great looking artwork.

    Idk how much longer I can wait for XCX2 though, the cliffhanger…

  • Leonel

    Hopefully this could potentially be the Last story 2!!

    • Gemmol Lewis

      That was mistwalker and Nintendo collaboration which Nintendo need to stop being cheap and let them make a last story 2

      • Leonel

        I’m aware of who made the first game and I’m sadden that we haven’t seen the sequel but if anything I would assume that nintendo would allow monolith soft to make the sequel instead of mistalker (although I really wish they would make the sequel)

      • Fandangle

        I I don’t think It’s nintendo being cheap here. I don’t things think it’s mistwalker realizing there is more money in the mobile market.

  • awng782

    It’s great to see something completely brand new from Monolith Soft. These conceptual images looks great, and I can’t wait for more info.

  • JasonBall

    Good to see that even though they want to move from their image they still have females with large busts and exposed skin as character designs. If the gameplay is any better than Xenoblade I’ll buy it.

  • Luis Kråke

    I suddenly remembered Nier (the first one, not Automata)

  • Tlink7

    How is this different from what Monolith usually does?

    • JasonBall

      Maybe the gameplay will be less bad. That, and this looks purely high fantasy, not sci-fi at all.

      • R.Z.

        I really wish they moved away from that MMO-style combat too.
        I’m hopeful for an actual action game, but even turn based would be fine by me.

        • Busterblade

          I’d vouch for real-time, with some Platinum style fighting for good measure.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        What’s bad about Xenoblade’s gameplay?

        • JasonBall

          I’m just not a JRPG guy. In short, everything except the running around, moving the camera, and finding new places is clunky and annoying. Nothing to do with its own merit, I just can’t stand that style.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            That’s fair I guess. Xenoblade was my introduction to JRPGs after years of playing nothing but Kingdom Hearts. I felt it was a very welcome change from the usual turn based gameplay and relying more so on real-time combat.

      • Tlink7

        I suppose you’re right. Still looks extremely similar though. Like that boobalicious character design 😛

        • JasonBall

          That’s the best thing about Xenoblade games.

          • Busterblade

            You must have a, *ahem* hard time waiting for XC2 then eh?

          • JasonBall

            Heyyyyyy! (High fives)

          • Tlink7

            Oh you~

          • JasonBall

            What

          • Tlink7

            You and your boobs 😀

          • JasonBall

            They ain’t my boobs 😉

          • Tlink7

            Too bad C:

          • JasonBall

            No, not too bad. 😉

  • This looks very interesting…..I’m in great anticipation of this title. Im projecting it could be a 2019 title because it may not go into development until next year (depending on how long the hirings take) but I’m definitely keeping an eye out for this

  • Busterblade

    I like the looks of this, last picture gives me a BotW mixed, for some strange reason, with MH vibe. We’ll see what it turns out to be 😛

  • Roto Prime

    CAN WE STOP THIS?!!!!! I can’t take this excitement coño!!!!! It is too much!!!!

  • YoungTheFish

    As if Monolithsoft games aren’t ambitious by default…
    That said, the concept are looks pretty much standard Xenoblade…

    • Roto Prime

      THANK YOU! <3

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      Making a vast open world game with gigantic monsters to fight on Wii and Wii U is not considered ambitious?

  • Fandangle

    New Baten Kaitos please.