Back in March, Monolith Soft announced it was hiring to work on a new The Legend of Zelda project, and in August, general hiring efforts at the studio began to be described as “urgent.” The Zelda title in question is presumed to be the Breath of the Wild sequel, which is rumored to have an intended 2020 release date. And per translation source Japanese Nintendo, Monolith Soft is still seeking technical artists, programmers, planners, designers, and management support for their Zelda project. The developer is seeking freelance character modelers, concept art designers, scenario planners, and map modelers as well.
Monolith Soft has been enjoying an era of escalating success since the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 back in December 2017, and it in fact opened a fifth studio back in April. The company is likely one of the most valuable cards in Nintendo’s pocket these days, as the developer has been owned by Nintendo since 2007. Whether they are working on the Breath of Wild sequel or just more Xeno-antics, quality of a certain level is nearly guaranteed.
Zelda news has been largely quiet lately, aside from the release date rumor, but more stories of Monolith Soft’s growth and expansion pop up all the time.