As the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development, codeveloper Monolith Soft is looking for additional staff members to add to the team. In a translation on a job posting, the company is seeking out for a character modeler, concept art designer, scenario planner and map modeler for a new Zelda title.
The developer’s role in the 2017 game was topographic arrangements for the massive open world. Meanwhile, the main head of Breath of the Wild’s development was Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development, which will be the same lead for the upcoming sequel.
Currently, Monolith is working on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for the Switch. It is unclear whether the studio has a separate team for Zelda and Xenoblade or will finish Xenoblade then move onto Zelda.
Not much has been said about what to expect with Breath of the Wild 2’s story or gameplay. Producer Eiji Aonuma has been questioned about this in interviews, but he has not given much information.
“It’s kind of interesting that you bring that up,” he told IGN, “because, in Breath of the Wild, you see Zelda and Link together often too, so to go straight into the thought of co-op is very interesting to me.”
In an interview with Kotaku, the question of whether or not there will be multiple playable characters would be a feature popped up. Aonuma “can’t say” anything on that matter.
Monolith has built up quite the resume with Nintendo after being acquired in 2007 after being with Bandai Namco since 1999. The developers have worked on the Xenoblade series, then contributed to Splatoon 2 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Breath of the Wild 2 was revealed in a teaser trailer earlier this year at Nintendo Direct. No word on a possible release window, but it is confirmed to launch on the Switch. Last month we reported a rumor that the game will release sometime next year. It is a leak on Twitter, so take this with a grain of salt, and Nintendo has taken a stance against crunch, making it even more possible for games to take longer in the development process.
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