Xenoblade studio, Monolith Soft, are hiring for an upcoming Legend of Zelda game
Monolith Soft – the studio behind the Xenoblade games – has just released a spate of job listings on its website. And to stoke the hype fires still more, they’re hiring for a new Legend of Zelda game.
The postings were shared by the studio earlier today via Twitter, which were subsequently translated by Nintendo Everything.
【中途採用情報】モノリスソフトでは現在、「ゼルダの伝説」シリーズの開発スタッフを募集しています。TA、プログラマー、プランナー、デザイナーなど様々な職種を募集しておりますのでご興味のある方は下記よりご覧ください。https://t.co/IlpsoAOCRA— 株式会社モノリスソフト (@MONOLITHSOFT) March 28, 2019
As reported by the outlet, the company are hiring technical artists, planners, designers and programmers for the upcoming title, as well as a project manager to oversee things.
As Monolith Soft had played a role in Breath of the Wild’s development, many fans expect this new Zelda game to be a follow-up to the open-world title. Indeed, Tech Radar reported last year that a sequel could already be in the works, after two job listings at Nintendo were found hiring for designers for a new 3D Legend of Zelda title.
If such is the case, it’d be interesting to see what additions the company are planning to bring to the game; a wider variety of enemies, perhaps? How about sturdier weapons, or additional provinces?
More exciting, though, is that many fans are already speculating as to the possibility the studio might pull a Majora's Mask, using the same graphics engine as the first Breath of the Wild, while flipping its mechanics, story and structure on its head.
I hope Breath of the Wild's sequel is its Majora's Mask. So much to like about Breath of the Wild, but I know Nintendo can do it better. Very excited for what's next.— Mat Paget (@MatPaget) January 25, 2018
He mentioned specifically that "Breath of the Wild" fans would like 2020. I guarantee it's either a direct sequel or a new game in the same engine like Majora's Mask.— Skyclad (@Skyclad222) March 28, 2019
As Majora's dark and zany premise and refreshing mechanics continue to make the game a franchise favourite for many, it's rather likely an odd twist on the first Breath of the Wild would be warmly received.
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