Here’s something you probably didn’t know, Monolith Soft – the talented company behind the Chronicles of Xenoblade series – helped with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. No, this is not an April Fool joke, everything is based on a new list on the Japanese developer’s website.
Unfortunately, there are no additional details on what exactly he did or how he got involved in the project. Strange as it may seem, the Kyoto branch of Monolith Soft has already provided development support for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Since the company was acquired by Nintendo in 2007, it has also contributed to various other titles, such as Splatoon and Pikmin 3.
Most recently, the studio has grown to 243 employees in several branches and has helped Splatoon 2 and landscape design The legend of Zelda: the breath of nature – while pumping out new Xenoblade experiences at the same time. He has also been busy hiring staff for Breath of the Wild 2 and his next game which will be released on May 29 is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
Given the breadth of Nintendo games these days, it’s not surprising to see more of its teams get involved. Still, it’s always nice to know what the proprietary developers have been busy with outside of their own major releases. Perhaps that could be another reason why Monolith has grown so much in recent years. And for those wondering, the lead developer working on Animal Crossing: New Horizons was Nintendo EPD.
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