Developer Monolith Soft – the studio behind JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles X – is helping Nintendo out on their upcoming title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The team was utilised because of their expertise in the open-world genre.
“Yes they are involved in this Zelda,” said legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto in a statement to Game Informer. “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.”
The world behind Breath of the Wild is supposed to be massive. In my hands-on time with the game at E3, I was told that the already large section I was playing didn’t even represent 1-percent of the total land mass.
This isn’t the first Zelda game Monolith has worked on before either. They also helped out with the 2011’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.