A massive crew of Monolith Soft employees are helping Nintendo develop The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U and Nintendo NX.
Largely known for creating vast, beautiful environments in titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X, developer Monolith Soft is lending their talented expertise to help shape the open air world for the next Zelda game.
In a recent interview with Game Informer at E3 2016, Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto helped put things into a bit more perspective.
“Yes [Monolith Soft] are involved in this Zelda. People from Tokyo and Kyoto are working together on this. There is a team of over 100 helping work on this project, and their work has really been helpful.”
Interestingly, that’s nearly 80 percent of Monolith’s entire crew, according to the company’s employee report from 2014. Furthermore, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently shared that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s biggest title ever.
There may not be a playable female protagonist in the next Zelda game, but fans can be sure to get lost inside the game’s massive world filled with danger, beauty, and calmness.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to arrive simultaneously on Wii U and Nintendo NX in 2017.