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Monolith Soft 3DS concept art revealed

Alienous

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"I've seen some shit."
I see where you are coming from



This tree has seen horrors

*Edit. I can hardly believe that I messed that sentence up. I read it so many times. "Had a bear use you it itch its balls" is probably funnier, anyhow.
 

Aquamarine

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It is very, very possible. Or, their 1st game is dropping in the next 8-12 months and are beginning design work on a second project.



Tokyo A: Disaster, Xenoblade, X

Tokyo B: Project X Zone

Kyoto: 3DS Game
Here is what I have so far:

Pre-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Xenosaga
* Xenosaga 2
* Xenosaga 3

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Baten Kaitos
* Baten Kaitos Origins

C Team (Tokyo):
* Namco x Capcom


Post-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Soma Bringer
* Xenoblade Chronicles
* X

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

C Team (Tokyo):
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED
* Project X Zone

New Team Honne? (Kyoto):
* Untitled 3DS game

??? (Not sure which team this comes from):
* Disaster: Day of Crisis
 

Zenaku

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Here is what I have so far:

Pre-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Xenosaga
* Xenosaga 2
* Xenosaga 3

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Baten Kaitos
* Baten Kaitos Origins

C Team (Tokyo):
* Namco x Capcom


Post-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Soma Bringer
* Xenoblade Chronicles
* X

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

C Team (Tokyo):
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED
* Project X Zone

New Team Honne? (Kyoto):
* Untitled 3DS game

??? (Not sure which team this comes from):
* Disaster: Day of Crisis
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/nom/0810/disaster/index.html
Tadashi Nomura.
 

Hiltz

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Well, it's not like Disaster: Day of Crisis and Xenoblade came out at the same year as when they were announced.

It's too early to tell if these trees are voyeurs or rape trees.
 

MrT-Tar

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Well, it's not like Disaster: Day of Crisis and Xenoblade came out at the same year as when they were announced.
Well, to my understanding Xenoblade was announced at E3 2009 and was released in Japan in the summer of 2010; so just over a year. I think I remember hearing that the game was delayed at some point. Anyway, a Japanese release for X at the end of 2013 is quite possible, but I would say early 2014 is more likely.
 

Hiltz

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Well, to my understanding Xenoblade was announced at E3 2009 and was released in Japan in the summer of 2010; so just over a year. I think I remember hearing that the game was delayed at some point. Anyway, a Japanese release for X at the end of 2013 is quite possible, but I would say early 2014 is more likely.
Yeah, it could happen, but I'm just not expecting "X" out this year even for Japan. At least Monolith Soft seems to had a good amount of time to conceptualize it.
 

TDLink

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Here is what I have so far:

Pre-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Xenosaga
* Xenosaga 2
* Xenosaga 3

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Baten Kaitos
* Baten Kaitos Origins

C Team (Tokyo):
* Namco x Capcom


Post-Nintendo:

Team Takahashi (Tokyo):

* Soma Bringer
* Xenoblade Chronicles
* X

Team Honne (Tokyo) (now defunct):
* Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

C Team (Tokyo):
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
* Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED
* Project X Zone

New Team Honne? (Kyoto):
* Untitled 3DS game

??? (Not sure which team this comes from):
* Disaster: Day of Crisis
Baten Kaitos Origins was their first game published by Nintendo so wouldn't that be post-nintendo?
 

Aquamarine

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Nintendo got them in 2007 or 2008.
Mid 2007, to be exact. It seems that Nintendo has left Monolith Soft to their own devices (hasn't forced them to work on Mario IPs or something like that)...extremely rare for a Nintendo acquisition.
 

MagiusNecros

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Golden Sun 4?(It's most likely an original title though)

I dunno, I get Kolima forest vibes out of the concept art.

But it looks Wizard of Oz-like to me.

I request a translation of the Japanese text.
 

RPGCrazied

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They are doing a 3DS game too? I thought they would be uber busy with X for Wii U. Hope we don't have to operation rainfall this.
 

MagiusNecros

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They are doing a 3DS game too? I thought they would be uber busy with X for Wii U. Hope we don't have to operation rainfall this.
They had announced that mono was doing a 3DS rpg a long time ago.

We just didn't know anything about it.
 

Aquamarine

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They did help with Skyward Sword and New Leaf, wonder which team did those?
It's hard to say...it seems like a bunch of Monolith's members from all their teams were farmed out to help work on Skyward Sword.

I never really appreciated the sheer amount of work that Monolith really put into the game. They had 45 PEOPLE helping out NCL.

Here's what I have for Monolith Soft's involvement in Skyward Sword:

Planning:

Keiichi Ono, Monolith Soft Inc.
Koji Hayashi, Monolith Soft Inc.

Enemy Design:

Atsushi Domoto, Monolith Soft Inc.
Tatsuo Oshima, Monolith Soft Inc.
Masatake Kaneoka, Monolith Soft Inc.
Masafumi Naito, Monolith Soft Inc.

NPC Design:

Akinobu Yamakawa, Monolith Soft Inc.
Ayumi Takata, Monolith Soft Inc.
Taro Nakamura, Monolith Soft Inc.
Satoko Nishio, Monolith Soft Inc.
Asami Fujita, Monolith Soft Inc.
Shoko Fukuchi, Monolith Soft Inc.

Object Design:

Hiroshi Uchiyama, Monolith Soft Inc.
Tadahiro Usuda, Monolith Soft Inc.
Hiroko Kiyonari, Monolith Soft Inc.
Tetsuya Taniyama, Monolith Soft Inc.
Shuichi Murata, Monolith Soft Inc.

Field Design:

Eiji Takahashi, Monolith Soft Inc.
Masato Adachi, Monolith Soft Inc.
Takaki Koido, Monolith Soft Inc.
Takafumi Shimotamari, Monolith Soft Inc.
Kazue Hiramoto, Monolith Soft Inc.
Takafumi Hori, Monolith Soft Inc.
Sayaka Matsukawa, Monolith Soft Inc.
Takashi Mikami, Monolith Soft Inc.

Effect Design:

Kei Watanabe, Monolith Soft Inc.
Yuji Tago, Monolith Soft Inc.
Ikuko Matsumoto, Monolith Soft Inc.

Cinema Scene Animation:

Hideki Tanaka, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Chizue Utazu, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Hirotaka Orita, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Nami Shimura, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Daiki Hayashidani, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Toru Honbu, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd

3D Animation:

Seiichi Hishinuma, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Kengo Inoue , Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Tatsunobu Imoto, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Nobuhiko Okayasu, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Shinji Koide, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Yasuhiro Fujita, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd
Yuji Watanabe, Monolith Soft Inc., Ltd

Supervisor:

Shingo Kawabata, Monolith Soft Inc.

Technical Support:

Norihiro Takami, Monolith Soft Inc.

Special Thanks:

Tomohiro Hagiwara - Senior Producer at Monolith Soft (Xenosaga 1, 2, 3, Honne's Team)
Yasuyuki Honne - Director at Monolith Soft (Baten Kaitos)
etc.
 

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Recently in the MS blog was a photo of Honne with plasticine model of Sedna from Baten Kaitos.



Why does he keep it? Or maybe it's a new model? ;)
 

Enduin

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It could still be BK guys. Don't give up hope guys. Who knows what the world beneath the clouds looks like post BK1 guys. I need this.
 

Soriku

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Recently in the MS blog was a photo of Honne with plasticine model of Sedna from Baten Kaitos.



Why does he keep it? Or maybe it's a new model? ;)
BELIEVE!
Riki is there too. Don't think it means much :x Cool model though.
 

Fantastical

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Is it bad that I'm super excited for this game on the concept art alone
and because Monolith Soft is fucking awesome
?
 

The Hermit

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sooo, another Monolith game that won't be localized right?

oh I want that ricky doll so much!
 

NTom64

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I'd completely forgotten that Monolith was developing a 3DS game. Not sure what to think of the concept art, but after Xenoblade I'm pretty much down for anything they put out now.
 

Instro

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It looks kinda crappy for Honne. I wonder what it is.
Is it Honne? His signature isn't on it, and it doesn't really look like his usual art.

Anyway, this looks related to this Honne art from a year or so ago:



Must have been the prototype they ended up going with.
 
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Is it Honne? His signature isn't on it, and it doesn't really look like his usual art.

Anyway, this looks related to this Honne art from a year or so ago:



Must have been the prototype they ended up going with.
Now that looked like BK at first glance.

But I'm all for a new IP that has the lovely art of the series, I want a more tradition RPG, I want turn-based action again, Xenoblade wasn't REALLY turn-based, you couldn't wait, if you did nada, you got socked.
 

Soriku

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Is it Honne? His signature isn't on it, and it doesn't really look like his usual art.

Anyway, this looks related to this Honne art from a year or so ago:



Must have been the prototype they ended up going with.
What if this game is about girls who have some creepy guardian Pokemon with them?