Theories About Monolith Soft’s New Project

Theories About Monolith Soft’s New Project

Monolith Soft has become a big name for Nintendo fans in recent years, with Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 making their mark on Nintendo consoles, not to mention their contribution to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Now, the developer is hiring for a new project. According to the translation from Gematsu, this new game is “an ambitious project different from the brand image of Monolith Soft.” What could it be?

Platform

Can we consider Monolith Soft’s new game a potential Switch game? Monolith Soft was bought by Nintendo in 2007, and as of 2011, Monolith Soft is a first-party Nintendo developer. Therefore, it’s a safe bet that their next game will launch on a Nintendo console. With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on its way, the Switch is the most likely platform for this mysterious project.

Genre

The art featured on the recruitment page suggest a medieval fantasy setting, which is already a departure from the styles they have become most well-known for—Xenoblade Chronicles might have a fantasy vibe, but it also has definite elements of science fiction. From the artwork, this new project looks like fantasy through and through. Knights, dragons, castles—we can’t wait to see where Monolith Soft takes it.

Monolith Soft is hiring designers, programmers, planners, and management support, and some of the roles specifically mention their interest in people with action game experience. This suggests that the new game will either be an action RPG or another type of action game, possibly with a stronger emphasis on action combat than the Xenoblade games have.

Either way, the artwork has us excited to learn more.

In Conclusion

A new game from Monolith Soft has us excited, even if it’s deliberately in a different style. What do you think this new project is?

 

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

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