Xenoblade Developer Recruiting For New Project

By Ishaan . December 21, 2010 . 8:40pm

Considering that it’s been a while since Xenoblade’s release, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that developer, Monolith Soft, are working on their next game. They’re also recruiting new employees for this new project.


The report comes by way of Hachimaki, who spotted the recruitment notice on Monolith Soft’s official website. Vacant positions include programmer, planner (the Japanese term for game designer), 3D CG designer, 2D designer, effects designer, and motion designer.


In recent years, Monolith Soft have worked on Soma Bringer, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans and Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier for the Nintendo DS, and Disaster: Day of Crisis for the Wii. In 2007, they were acquired from Namco Bandai by Nintendo under whom they went on to develop Xenoblade.

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  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Oh, this has me so excited! I can’t wait to see what they work on next! Hopefully it’ll be something amazing. Like a new Baten Kaitos or another new IP. Or maybe they’ll remaster/reboot Xenosaga…

    The possibilities are endless.

  • BK0000

    It’s hard for me to get excited about Monolithsoft anymore considering the horrible localization record their games have had since Nintendo bought them.

  • gatotsu911

    I’m stoked that Monolith is working on their next project, but right now I just want to see Xenoblade make its way over here before I get excited about whatever game they’re working on AFTER that.

    Siliconera, will you be at Nintendo’s press event on January 19th? Can you pester Reggie about Xenoblade and The Last Story?

    • Kaoro

      It would be nice to see what Reggie has to say about Xenoblade/Last Story :). Almost guaranteed to be PR speak!

      Other than Nintendo simply never localizing, I think it’s possible that Monolith could be adding to or retooling some parts of Xenoblade for a release in the west.

      • gatotsu911

        Sure, everything he says is PR-speak, but at least bugging him about these games will impress upon him the fact that there is a contingent of consumers eager to buy them should they be released in the West. That’s gotta count for something.

        • Skua

          Perhaps. However, I think it’s quite probable that NoA has already written this fanbase off as insignificant. Doesn’t matter what even 2000 people might say when their publishing business extends to millions of people.

          Nevertheless, I agree that it doesn’t hurt to try.

          • gatotsu911

            That’s my point. Obviously Nintendo is at least interested enough in putting out RPGs to release a new Golden Sun and take over publishing duties for the Dragon Quest series, and clearly their Japanese branch devoted a lot of money and resources to these two games. I doubt either of these games would be million-sellers, but I think they could at least make a modest profit if they were released in the West.

          • Kaoro

            Well that’s definitely possible but why would they have shown it at E3’09? I mean, it’s not like the RPG-buying demographic has changed much between then and now.

            Makes me wonder if they’ll use Golden Sun sales data to decide Xenoblade’s fate.

    • malek86

      It’s not worth it to ask Reggie about anything. He will just say something like “we are not the publisher”.

      • gatotsu911

        But… they ARE the publisher. They were the publisher in Japan, and unless they want to pawn off the US releases to a company like Atlus or Xseed (which they haven’t done for any game in nearly a decade) they’ll be the publisher in the US, too. In fact, they’ve already (technically) announced Xenoblade, but haven’t provided a release date or updated information since it was first revealed at E3 ’09.

        Anyway, the point of bugging (not “asking”) him about it would not be to get a straight answer (a straight answer, from Nintendo? puh-leez) so much as to let him know that people want the game.

        • malek86

          “But… they ARE the publisher. They were the publisher in Japan”

          Apparently, that didn’t stop Reggie from using that line when people asked him about FF4.

          • gatotsu911

            In that case the game was a collaboration between Nintendo and another publisher (Tecmo); Nintendo published the game in Japan, put perhaps Tecmo had the rights to publish the game in other territories. Either way, neither he nor anyone else can use that excuse for Xenoblade or TLS: both games are new IPs owned by Nintendo, and Xenoblade in particular is developed entirely by an internal studio.

  • PrinceHeir

    please localize Xenoblade first :D

    as for a new project, i want a new Xeno(i know i just contradicted myself) but a more darker and in the same Vein as Xenosaga Ep I though i doubt it since Nintendo’s the publisher. Xenoblade is good but it’s more lighter than it’s predecessors.

    so yeah more JRPG’s please ^^

    • OneOkami

      I wouldn’t really refer to Xenogears and Xenosaga as “predecessors” to Xenoblade.

      You can argue that Xenosaga is effectively a chronological prequel to Xenogears. Xenoblade is just a name Nintendo decided to give the game simply because it was Tetsuya Takahashi’s project. Monado: Beginning of the World is actually much more suitable considering what the game is actually about.

      • fallen

        Thank you for such an accurate and open-minded comment. I am in awe, seeing someone speak intelligently about Xeno-.

  • This is either for 3DS or “Wii-HD.” Most likely, the former.

  • fisico

    I heard there’s this image associated with the recruitement

    Isn’t that the ship where Hakken was before arriving in Lost Herencia ?
    SRT Endless Frontier 3 then.

    • LynxAmali

      Welp, we won’t be getting it then. Considering Atlus has out right said “Screw you, we don’t care about the English speaking SRT fanbase,” and haven’t localized EXCEED or Masoukishin: Lord of Elemental DS (Despite being two of the largest viewed topics on their request board)…

      Makes me cry…. V_V

  • PS3 please….

    • They’re owned by Nintendo now, so that isn’t going to happen.

  • Mmmmmm…flat-sprite based fruit and veg…Wouldn’t have my market stalls in an RPG any other way :D

    • gatotsu911

      Pretty sure those aren’t sprites.

      • I based that on the fact that The fruit and veg look fuzzy but then again I’m not great in graphical terminology so I might be using the wrong term lol.

      • fallen

        Textures, sprites… pretty much the same thing — and often, literally are.

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  • alastor3


    Im such a fan, baten kaitos changed my life.

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