Monolith Soft, a Japanese developer and the creators of Xenoblade series are hiring staff to work on a new Legend of Zelda game. In a post on their official website, the developer listed a variety of open positions for a new Zelda project.
Two years after the release of Link's latest adventure - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it looks like a new Zelda game development is set to start.
Japanese development studio and the creators of action RPG Xenoblade series - Monolith Soft, have shared a post on their official website, which states that the company are looking for staff to work on a new Legend of Zelda game.
The recruitment post specifically lists a variety of open positions, including programmers, technical artists, planners, designers and a project manager - to work on a Zelda project.
Unfortunately, the post doesn't mention what this Zelda project could be, it simply states that the staff will be helping to create "new surprises and emotions".
After Nintendo acquired Monolith Soft way back in 2007, the company decided to open a new studio in Kyoto, Japan, closer to Nintendo's home base so the two companies could better interact with each other.
Since then, Monolith Soft's Kyoto studio provided support on numerous Nintendo games including three The Legend of Zelda titles - 2011's Skyward Sword, 2013's A Link Between Worlds and also the last instalment in the series - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Their work on Breath of the Wild was primarly focused on the level design for the open world, topography in particular. More than 100 Monolith staff were assigned on Breath of the Wild development process. As for the first two titles, Kyoto team helped with artistic and graphical elements.
For now, it's unknown if the Kyoto branch will once again provide support on the next Zelda game, or Nintendo decided to trust them to lead the development of the new title. The first option looks more realistic given the studio's history with previous titles, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Monolith Soft take the helm.
You can check the job listings on Monolith Soft's website , but keep in mind, it's entirely in Japanese.