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Xenoblade Developer Monolith Soft Working Or Assisting On Several Projects

Shigeru Miyamoto has told investors that Monolith Soft the acclaimed development studio behind Xenoblade are working on several projects. Presumably they’re assisting with projects, rather than creating several new ones. However, we know they are working on Xenoblade Chronicles X and a mystery Nintendo 3DS title that we’ve heard next to nothing about. Here’s what Miyamoto said.

“As Mr. Takahashi previously said, our subsidiary, MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., is working on several projects, and PlatinumGames Inc. has announced two titles for the “Bayonetta” series. It took time, but we are now able to develop software suitable for Wii U, and we would like to release new titles from now.”

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Nintendo Financial Briefing Document Says Monolith Soft X Is Coming This Year To US And Europe

The Nintendo financial results briefing for fiscal year ended March 2014 says that Monolith Soft’s highly anticipated X will be coming to North America and Europe sometime this year. The document also has Yarn Yoshi and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem listed, though both these titles release dates are listed as to be determined.

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Xenoblade Developer Monolith Soft Is Recruiting Designers

Monolith Soft, the acclaimed studio behind Xenoblade Chronicles, is currently recruiting for designers. The Japanese company is looking for planners and motion designers for their main studio in Tokyo. The planner position is currently marked as “urgent” while the motion designers is a position for someone who can work on character motions during event and battle scenes. Presumably these positions are for the forthcoming X on the Wii U, or possibly their 3DS game.

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Xenoblade Chronicles Is $40 At GameStop

GameStop is currently selling pre-owned copies of Xenoblade Chronicles for $39.99 – down from $69.99. Additionally, if you use the promo code CAG16, you can get the role-playing game for $33.59. A few months ago, used copies of the game were being sold for $89.99, so you might want to jump on this deal if you haven’t yet played the Wii epic. Check out our Xenoblade Chronicles review here.

Monolith Soft Worked On Zelda A Link Between Worlds

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Acclaimed development studio Monolith Soft reportedly worked on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS. I’m sure most of you are already aware of Monolith Soft who developed the incredible Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. The team also previously helped out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Monolith are currently working on X for Wii U and an untitled Nintendo 3DS game.

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Monolith Soft Helped Out On Animal Crossing: New Leaf And Zelda Skyward Sword

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In a recent interview with Japanese publication CG World the development team at Monolith Soft revealed that the Kyoto team helped out with some of the graphics in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and more recently in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The interview sheds some light on the company’s new studio in Kyoto, which was created so that the team could work closer with Nintendo. It genuinely sounds a great place to work.

Monolith Soft’s Wii U Game “X” To Appear On Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct?

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The wife of Monolith Soft Director Tetsuya Takahashi, Kaori Tanaka, also known by her pen name, Soraya Saga, has retweeted a tweet sent out by Nintendo that reminds fans that this year’s pre-E3 Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, June 11th. Based on her retweet, people are assuming that Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, code-named “X,” will be featured on the pre-E3 broadcast. According to Nintendomination’s Tilmen, Saga retweeted Nintendo’s reminder of the January Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct, in which the  first footage of “X” was revealed.

Retailers List Xenoblade For Wii U

Xenoblade_Chronicles_charactersAmerican retailers Best Buy and Walmart have both listed Xenoblade for Wii U. Could this mean that Xenoblade Chronicles is being remade for Nintendo’s first HD console? Perhaps not, as the game’s only released last year in North America. But it is, however, probably referring to Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, which is code-named ‘X.’ Let’s hope this means that the studio’s upcoming Wii U role-playing game will be released sooner rather than later.