Monolith Soft, the developers behind the Xenoblade series, is hiring up for a new Legend of Zelda game. The studio even set up a special, Zelda-themed recruitment page to attract prospective employees.
The recruitment page lists roles for programmers, designers, technical, artists and more. And if you're wondering why Monolith Soft is working on a Zelda game, remember that the studio assisted on development for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
【中途採用情報】モノリスソフトでは現在、「ゼルダの伝説」シリーズの開発スタッフを募集しています。TA、プログラマー、プランナー、デザイナーなど様々な職種を募集しておりますのでご興味のある方は下記よりご覧ください。https://t.co/IlpsoAOCRA皆さまのご応募をお待ちしております。— 株式会社モノリスソフト (@MONOLITHSOFT) March 28, 2019
The Xenoblade titles are known for their action-RPG mechanics and expansive open worlds. These two specialties could do well in a Zelda game assuming whatever project Monolith is working on resembles their previous games.
According to Siliocnera, the company has three studios in Japan, one working on Xenoblade games, the other on assisting Nintendo on games like Breath of the Wild, as well as developing assets for other Nintendo titles like Splatoon and Animal Crossing.
There's also a brand new third studio, but no information as to what it's currently working on. Monolith is currently developing two projects, one handled by the Xenoblade team and the Zelda project handled by a separate development cell.
Considering reports that Nintendo wants a Zelda game on the Switch every year, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Nintendo is beefing up Zelda development across the whole company. Nintendo is already planning to release a full remake of Link's Awakening later this year.
So whatever this new Zelda project ends up being, it's exciting to know that Monolith is taking point on it. Check out our list of Best Zelda Games of All Time for more of our opinions on the Zelda series.