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Monolith Soft, Inc. is a game developer based in Tokyo, Japan, mostly known for developing RPGs such as the Xeno series, among others. The studio was founded by Tetsuya Takahashi, a former Square employee.
After the release of Xenogears, Tetsuya Takahashi and Hirohide Sugiura left Squaresoft after the company chose to not develop a sequel. On October 1, 1999, the two founded their own company, Monolith Soft, with funding from Namco.
In May of 2007, Bandai Namco sold 80% of its shares in Monolith to Nintendo, giving Nintendo controlling interest in the company, while Bandai Namco retained 16% of its interest. Nintendo would later acquire the remaining 16% interest, making Monolith a wholly owned subsidiary.
In 2011, Monolith would open a Kyoto office, mostly for 3D designers. The Kyoto studio has mostly provided development assistance for other Nintendo games.
Games as a Nintendo developer
* - Development cooperation for Sora Ltd.
** - Development cooperation for Nintendo EAD.
*** - Co-developed with Banpresto.
**** - Development cooperation for Nintendo EPD.
Note that all games listed were primarily developed by Nintendo EAD, and that Monolith only provided assistance in development.
Monolith Soft on other NIWA Wikis:
- ↑ C3 Exclusive Interview | Monolith Soft on Nintendo Wii Support, Baten Kaitos II & More. Cubed3 (August 3, 2006). Retrieved August 21, 2017.
- ↑ Monolith Soft Executive Producer On Going From Namco To Nintendo. Siliconera (August 21, 2017). Retrieved August 21, 2017.
- ↑ Nintendo buys Monolith Soft. GameSpot (April 27, 2007). Retrieved August 21, 2017.
- ↑ Xenosaga Developer Switches Sides. IGN (April 26, 2007). Retrieved August 21, 2017.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Monolith Is Helping Work On The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Game Informer (June 17, 2016). Retrieved June 18, 2016.