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Monolith Soft ends 2019 with 236 employees

Growing and growing

Monolith Soft has been having a really good run for the last few years. The company keeps expanding due to the number of projects they're working on, and the success they've had.

At the end of 2019, the company had 236 employees in its ranks. That would be 12 more employees than they had in Sept. 2019. We already know they're working on the Zelda series and the remake of Xenoblade Chronicles, and there's no doubt something else is in the works too. It's easy to see why they need so many employees!

Good Smile announces second runs for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra and Mythra figurines

These two proved popular

Good Smile released Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra and Mythra figurines awhile back, and it seems that both proved to be quite popular. Good Smile has now announced that both figurines will see reprints sometime this year. We don't have word on release dates just yet, but we'll make sure to share those details when they become available.

Monolith Soft puts out the call once again for new staffers to help work on the Legend of Zelda series

Multiple positions open

All the way back in March 2019, we saw that Monolith Soft was looking to hire more staffers to help work on a Legend of Zelda project. Now Monolith Soft has put out the call once again, as more staffers are needed to bring the game together. They're specifically looking to hire Technical Artists, Programmers, Planners, Designers, and Management Support. On top of that, Monolith Soft is looking for freelancers to take on Character modeler, Concept art designer, Scenario planner, and Map modeler positions.

Voice actress for Pyra in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 records a special message for a fan going through a rough time

A truly heartwarming story

Skye Bennett provided the voice for both Pyra and Mythra in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and she reprised her role as Pyra for a special fan.

Twitter user ATGAMER777 has been feeling quite down lately, and was sorely in need of some inspiration. ATGAMER777 is a big fan of Pyra, which is why a friend secretly reached out to Skye to have a special message recorded. You can hear the full message in the tweet above.

Soraya Saga will no longer retweet Nintendo Direct announcements

Hype no more

Soraya Saga, Art Designer and Wife of Monolith Soft head, Tetsuya Takahashi, has made an announcement via Twitter. She has stated that she'll no longer retweet Nintendo Direct information as she had in the past. Saga has made the decision in order to keep herself out of Nintendo Direct speculation. I guess that's one way to not fuel the hype train!

Nintendo celebrates the 20th anniversary of MonolithSoft with release of exclusive computer wallpapers

With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition launching in 2020, MonolithSoft is the talk of the town! Now, it's time to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary with the release of some awesome looking computer wallpapers. Check out the Japanese website celebrating the anniversary, and install the free wallpapers in a variety of high resolutions!

Website + wallpaper downloads here!

Monolith Soft opens 20th anniversary website

20 years of Monolith Soft!

Monolith Soft is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special website. The company began its work back on Oct. 1st, 1999, and they've only been getting bigger and better since. The site features messages from president Hirohide Sugiura, and company directors Tetsuya Takahashi and Yasuyuki Honne, alongside a litany of wallpapers. Check out the anniversary site here.

Check out yet another comparison between Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Head to head again

There's only so much footage to work with in yesterday's Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition reveal trailer. We've seen a few comparisons between that trailer and the Wii version, and above you can check out one more head-to-head.

Xenoblade Chronicles Vs. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition comparison videos

Definitely spruced up

Well that was ridiculously quick! Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to the Switch, which is a revamped version of the Wii original. How do the two versions compare visually? Check out the side-by-side video feature above to get a good look!

RUMOR: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition may include cut content from the original

Not definitive...yet

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to the Switch next year, and Monolith Soft seems like they're working their butts off to make sure this is the best version of the game yet. What will be included in the Definitive Edition? There's no official details yet, but there's certainly fan speculation about cut content from the original game appearing.

The debut trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition lingers on a specific area at the end of the trailer. Turns out that area is from the original game, but was cut from the final release. Looks like that cut content might be revamped and officially introduced this time around!

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