Monolithsoft Hiring Staff For New Entry in the Legend of Zelda series

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mockingbird

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https://www.monolithsoft.co.jp/recruit/production02/?fbclid=IwAR0c_kd3k2cO-_9aRVRn47PpANesResGSASh9rCAbYagPcsVFXB3WFTPJeY

They are hiring: Technical Artists, Programmers, Planners, Designers, and Management Support

mockingbird Let's update the OP to give people a quick rundown of the facts. This will answer most questions.

  • Monolith Soft, developers of Xenoblade, are working on a Zelda game
  • They are hiring programmers, designers, technical artists, and support staff

  • At present, Monolith Soft has three studios:
  • Their main studio in Tokyo, which works on Xenoblade (and also did game design/environment design on BOTW)
  • A second studio in Kyoto run by Yasuyuki Honne, which works on assets for Nintendo games (Animal Crossing, Splatoon etc.)
  • A third studio in Iidabashi. We do not know what this studio is currently doing

 
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kirbyfan407

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This is nothing too crazy. It's to be expected that the next 3D Zelda is in development and that Monolith Soft is supporting again. That said, it's always exciting to see tidbits that point to those things.

They helped with BoTW right?
Yes, definitely. And I believe Skyward Sword, too. EDIT: And maybe A Link Between Worlds as well.
 

duckroll

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THESE ARE A LOT OF THE SAME ROLES THEY WERE HIRING FOR THEIR NEW ACTION RPG TITLE OMG ARE THEY MAKING A ZELDA SPINOFF FOR REAL?????????????
 
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So do they have 4 teams now?

Production Studio 1 = Xenoblade
Production Studio 2 = Zelda
Production Studio 3(?) = New Medieval IP
Monolith Soft Kyoto = Support, looking to make their own games
 

Stormkyleis

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Note that Monolith contributed to Breath of the Wild too. It would be interesting if someone could translate the specifics though.
 

Meelow

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THESE ARE A LOT OF THE SAME ROLES THEY WERE HIRING FOR THEIR NEW ACTION RPG TITLE OMG ARE THEY MAKING A ZELDA SPINOFF FOR REAL?????????????
Nope, Monolithsoft helped with both Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild when they were nearing completion, which means...

KING ZELL WAS RIGHT BABY!!! ZELDA 2020!!!
 

a11244

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Why they hiring staff like main character desinger or concept art designer.... Is it'll be full monolithsoft game?
 

Mariolee

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Zelda 2020? Would be more willing to be Zelda 2021. That way we get a new Zelda every two years.
 

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Does that mean they're only just now starting full development? 2 years after the release of BotW?

Then again, they were brought in on BotW pretty late in the game. Primarily just to aid in the open world, iirc. If they're already gearing up for the sequel, maybe it's farther along than people expect.
 

duckroll

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Nope, Monolithsoft helped with both Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild when they were nearing completion, which means...

KING ZELL WAS RIGHT BABY!!! ZELDA 2020!!!
Nah the roles are different. Here they are hiring for the full shebang. Not support. Character designers, concept art design, action planners, level designers, programmers for all aspects of the game, project manager, and all the graphics staff as well. It's not a support role hire.
 

stealthyfrog

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Dammit, they're outsourcing for the BOTW sequel, aren't they? I hope this doesn't affect whatever Monolith Soft is working on in-house.

Edit: No, seems like they're just straight-up making the next Zelda game on their own. Wow. Monolith Soft is quickly moving up the ranks of Nintendo developers.
 
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A considerable amount of staff worked on Breath of the Wild.
Pretty interesting that they’re actively promoting it
 

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