"Zelda: Breath of the Wild" sequel is very likely, job posts suggest

Breath Of The Wild

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.

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. 


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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