Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft opens a new studio in Osaki, Japan

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    Monolith Soft, the studio behind Xenoblade Chronicles has been keeping itself busy lately. Not only are they looking for development staff specifically for a Zelda series title, but they've also just opened up a brand new branch as shown on their official site. Located in Osaki, Japan, this marks the company's fifth studio. It's not currently known what exactly this specific branch will be working on, but we know that the Kyoto branch of Monolith Soft helped with minor development of many major Nintendo titles, such as Splatoon, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, so perhaps the company is gearing up to assist with more first party games. Since Monolith Soft's acquisition by Nintendo in 2007, the developer has been growing massively, operating studios in Iidabashi, Nakameguro, Kyoto, Tokyo, and now Osaki.

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  1. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Not saying that they should buy everything up, but I'm surprise that they don't buy more companies.
     
  2. CrazyFryta

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    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Please :yayswitch:
     
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  3. Hells Malice

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    Sounds cool as long as their localisation team stop hiring voice actors from the deepest darkest English pubs they can find. I've never heard thicker accents in my life than Xenoblade Chronicles 1 (and to a lesser extent 2 based on what limited amount I heard from it).

    I swear to god if we get a Zelda game with a thick British Link
     
  4. Justin_Credible81

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    A Zelda rpg could be happening *drool*
     
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    For a minute I thought it was a typo for "Osaka" and I looked up a town called Osaki and it exists, I done derped :lol:
     
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    I think the only reason they don't is because Nintendo is already in a strong position. Microsoft went on a buying spree likely only because they're in the weakest position of the big three, and they're perhaps starting to transistion to more of a publisher role like Sega.
     
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  8. Reploid

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    All hail Monolith. Go buy another Xenoblade
     
  9. Bladexdsl

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    hope they make something else besides Xenoblade or at least change it's crappy battle system
     
  10. leon315

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    I'm not native english speaker, Xeno2 has weird accents, is it dubbed by British?
     
  11. KingVamp

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    Still, seems like it keeps working out for them and that can only make their position stronger.
     
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  12. Mr. Looigi

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    Is monolift helping with toy box Zelda as well? Or just the botw sequel thing?
     
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    I feel like Nintendo approach is kinda different, maybe they are more prone to nurturing studios? Most of the times any devs working with them got some values out of it
     
  14. pedro702

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    nintendo buys them and kinda lets them help out on his major games or do experiments for them, Microsoft is more like here is the money do whatever you want kinda of deal, nintendo seems to work with the studios it buys while microsoft is more like a investment bank of sorts imo.
     
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