In somewhat surprising news, Monolith Soft – the developer behind the Xenoblade series – has revealed it is currently hiring staff for The Legend of Zelda series.

The company is seeking technical artists, programmers, planners, designers and management support. Here's the tweet from the official Monolith Soft account, including a link to the recruitment page:

It's worth pointing out Monolith Soft previously helped with the landscape design in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and also worked on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It has obviously proven on a number of separate occasions as well just how capable it is when it comes to designing large open-world games.

We've known about a new Zelda game since the end of 2017, when the producer of the series Eiji Aonuma confirmed the next installment was already underway. Recently, we found out Nintendo was recruiting more staff to work on the iconic series.

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