Miyamoto: Monolith Soft Working on Several Projects

By Jorge Ba-oh 03.07.2014 3

Miyamoto: Monolith Soft Working on Several Projects on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The team behind the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X, Monolith Soft, is working and helping Nintendo on several projects.

Speaking to investors, Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the team are "working on several projects", whilst talking about third and second party studios. The group are currently crafting the next big Wii U open-world RPG release, plus presumably still working on the previously announced 3DS project.

Miyamoto also reflected on the high demands on creating titles this time round, with HD titles requiring "two or three times the time and labor costs to develop a game" and how that it is a "harsh world, in which a game can hardly survive if it doesn't make it into the top ten of the sales rankings"

What are you hoping the team will produce for Nintendo in addition to Xenoblade Chronicles X?

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There have been multiple times talks about a Baten Kaitos on DS, as early as 2004 actually with the game first appearing on Nintendo's plannings on their Japanese website. I couldn't find any news on this in our archives here, but this, from 2008, when Monolith hadn't completely abandoned the idea yet :


Or better yet, an HD Xenosaga trilogy! That series never came to Europe and could very well do so in the hands of Nintendo (and seeing as their relationship with Bandai Namco Games seems to be pretty good at the moment with them helping out with the development of the new Smash Bros games, this could happen, who knows?). I know, it's yet another remake and not anything original, but I'm sure there are plenty of players out there who never got the chance to play it before (there's me at least Smilie). And seing as Monolith Soft is now with Nintendo, if there's a chance for the franchise to come back once again, better that it be on Wii U and in HD !! But then most Nintendo players won't have played any of the series before, so better re-release the previous games.

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darkflame (guest) 04.07.2014#2

Why don't they just admit they are helping with Zelda Smilie

Or better yet, an HD Xenosaga trilogy! That series never came to Europe and could very well do so in the hands of Nintendo

Would be awesome, and a really +1 for Nintendo - good idea!

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