Monolith Soft Says Xenoblade Chronicles X Is Building Groundwork For Their HD Game Development

Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi has explained to EDGE magazine that the highly anticipated game will be building the groundwork for their future HD projects. This will enable their next projects to  go as smoothly as they anticipate.

“Xenoblade Chronicles X is the first HD project for Monolith Soft, so instead of setting a number of hard-to-achieve targets, we are working on steadily building up key skills. Our goal with this game is first to lay the groundwork for [our] HD game development, so as to not overreach ourselves and cause problems.”

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Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature A More User-Friendly Interface For Quests

Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi has revealed in the latest edition of EDGE magazine that the game will feature a more user-friendly and intuitive quest interface compared to its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii.  Takahashi told the publication that “objectives and relevant people will be displayed on the map.” He also mentioned that the team will be including “a number of other features to help with quests”.

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.”

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.

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.