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Monolith Soft now at 209 employees strong, nearly 25% of staff are female

Growing at a pretty fast pace!

Just shy of a month since the last time we talked about Monolith Soft's employees, we get another update on total staff. The company now has 209 employees, which is 8 more than the last report. Monolith Soft also shared details on their staff overall.

- Male to Female employee percentage ratio: 75.1% to 24.9%
- Average duration an employee works for Monolith Soft: 6 years and 4 months (as of December 2018)
- Average employee age: 35.68 (as of December 2018)
- Male to Female employee percentage ratio for those hired in 2019: 62.5% to 37.5%

Monolith Soft now over 200 employees strong

Large an in charge

The last few years have been absolutely wonderful for Monolith Soft. Their games are doing well, and the company is expanding. Monolith Soft just brought in 8 new employees this week, and they'll be filling the roles of planners, coders, and designers. That puts Monolith Soft's total number of employees at 201 strong!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 character designer sends out cryptic tweet about VR


Saito Masatsugu, character designer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, is stirring up some speculation with the above tweet. Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are getting updates to support Nintendo Labo VR, but could other games see the same? With Masatsugu tweeting out a very simple 'VR,' fans are wondering if something is in the works, or it's just the hopes of Masatsugu. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in VR would certainly be a sight to behold, so I'm definitely hoping there's more to this tweet than just riling up fans.

Monolith Soft hiring multiple positions to work on the Legend of Zelda series

Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh!

Things are heating up, my friends! Looks like Nintendo is enlisting Monolith Soft for some help on the Legend of Zelda series. Monolith Soft currently has job listings for programmers, planners, designers, and more. We have no idea which element of the Legend of Zelda series they're working on, but one would imagine this isn't tie to The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening or Cadence of Hyrule.

More pics of Good Smile's Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra figurine (plus Pyra)

Mythra is out now!




The Good Smile Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra figurine launched back in Dec. 2018, so that's old news by now. The Good Smile Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Mythra figurine launched this month, so that's worthy looking at a bit more! Obviously the figurine looks absolutely fantastic, but as you can see through the images above, it's even better if you have Pyra to go with it!

Monolith Soft job listing has fans wondering if another Xenoblade title is in the works

We recently shared news of Monolith Soft looking to hire new employees, but today's information is separate from that. Monolith Soft is looking to bring in some more people for a new RPG project, and it's being handled by Production Dev. Team 1. That's the same team who created Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. If the other team is working on a new fantasy action game featuring an all new IP, what could Team 1 be up to?

These custom Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Joy-Con are absolutely gorgeous


If there were going to be a special Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch bundle, having Joy-Con like this would make it a surefire hit. This design is fan-made by Extreme Consoles, but I'll be damned if it doesn't look like a professional job. What an amazing custom design!

More pictures of Good Smile's KOS-MOS Re: figurine surface




Over the weekend, we shared news of Good Smile Company releasing a figurine of KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. We had just one pic of the figurine to showcase, but now we have a bunch more that show KOS-MOS Re: from all different angles! Not surprisingly, it seems like Good Smile is putting a lot of effort into this one to make sure it's as close to the in-game representation as possible.

A look inside the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book

We've posted a lot about the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record art book. Talk of preorders being filled, the book's success, and much more. What we haven't done is actually taken a peek inside the book itself! Now we finally have a sneak peek at some of the pages through the gallery above.

Good Smile reveals Splatoon, Okami, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 figurines






Good Smile has revealed three more figurines that the company is working on. The lineup includes Splatoon's Inkling Boy figma, Amaterasu Nendoroid, and KOS-MOS Re: from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It seems we'll have to hang tight to get more info on each of these upcoming releases. Whenever new details are shared, we'll be sure to bring the news to you!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!