Monolith Soft, creators of the upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3, contributed to another major Nintendo release this year.
Monolith Soft, well known for JRPGs like Xenoblade Chronicles 3, also contributed to Splatoon 3, the current smash hit for the Nintendo Switch. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to Monolith Soft loyalists however, as the company has worked on both prior Splatoon titles.
To go further into this list reveals that Monolith Soft is Nintendo’s actual workhorse. The JRPG mainstay collaborated on the creation of several other games, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (and its future sequel), and the Nintendo 3DS cult classic Project X Zone, which I greatly enjoyed.
Nintendo’s strength is its games, right?
I think the rise of Monolith Soft is one of the most interesting stories in gaming history. The company, founded in 1999 by Tetsuya Takahashi, a former developer for Square Enix, got its start making games with the Xenosaga trilogy for the PlayStation 2. Afterward, it developed the GameCube JRPG series Baten Kaitos before being acquired by Nintendo in 2007. It took Nintendo three years to release Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii.
The introduction of Xenoblade protagonist Shulk in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and then Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pyra and Mythra as DLC characters in Super Smash Bros., no doubt helped Xenoblade establish a big following in the years that followed and become a stable Nintendo IP. Ultimate.
Furthermore, Monolith Soft is not slowing down anytime soon. It’s a major contributor to Breath of the Wild 2, is working on an original IP, and has teased a future Xenoblade game.
Moreover, in 2023, we can anticipate a substantial addition to the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tale thanks to the content included in the expansion pass. Overall, it’s a great moment to be a supporter of Monolith Soft.