Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft is very busy these days with hiring for three new games: Breath of the Wild 2, a new Xenoblade game, and a brand new fantasy game.
As their name implies, Monolith Soft is a big studio that’s doing a lot of work. Ever since they were purchased by Nintendo back in 2007, they’ve helped on tons of big-name Nintendo games, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Splatoon and Splatoon 2, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. All while also working on their own Xenoblade series of games.
It seems that Monolith’s work is never done, however. On Monolith’s website are job ads for Breath of the Wild 2, a new Xenoblade game, and a brand new fantasy RPG that has yet to be named.
Monolith Soft has three recruitment pages on their website:— Stealth (@Stealth40k) July 12, 2019
Breath of the Wild 2, their new IP Fantasy game and the next Xeno game.
There's probably going to be a Nintendo Direct in September, definitely one early next year, I feel like we are getting primed to see SOMETHING. pic.twitter.com/zL5NFkkCCI
The news comes from Twitter user @Stealth40k, who also mentions that we’re likely to get more details from at least one of these titles at the next Nintendo Direct. When that will be is an open question, but odds are we’ll have one in the fall and at the very latest one this winter.
Breath of the Wild 2 has been an open secret for some time now, and one that was confirmed over E3 with the release of the game’s first teaser trailer. Some heinous stuff is going down in Hyrule that will involve a resurrected Ganon and a floating Hyrule Castle.
An interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed that Breath of the Wild 2 will use the same map as the original game, but will have some changes to tell the updated story. This will likely drastically cut down the development time for this game, although we still don’t have a release window.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released in 2017 with an expansion, The Golden Country, released in September of last year. That’s long enough for a sequel, but as with Breath of the Wild 2, no release schedule has been provided.
We’ve got absolutely no information on Monolith’s new fantasy RPG, so your guess is as good as ours there. We’re likely to find out more at the next Nintendo Direct. Until then, we’ll keep our ear to the ground for you.