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Nintendo gets Monolith Soft from Bandai-Namco

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The Autumn Wind
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Are these the Xenosaga people? If they are....

Do not want!
 

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Wait, they did BK, too? Maybe it's not so terrible. Nintendo could definitely use a big RPG dev under their umbrella.
 

brandonh83

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Xenosaga Episode III is one of the best RPG's I've ever played so I'm interested to see where this goes.
 

SolidSnakex

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Firestorm said:
I know they made Baten Kaitos and Xenosaga. What else?
Does BK belong to Namco though? If so, Dragona am cry?

NAMCO x Capcom is the only other game they released outside of BK and Xeno.
 

Aokage

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Hmm, so Nintendo gets 80% of Monolith stock and Bandai Namco retains 16%. That probably means Bandai Namco keeps the Xenosaga IP, but I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo got Baten Kaitos.

I wonder if this means Nintendo is looking to develop a strong first/second-party RPG franchise. A Baten Kaitos III would be groovy, but I'd like to see Monolith develop a new IP.
 

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Rlan said:
Doubt it comes with Baten Kaitos or Xenosaga though.
Didn't Nintendo publish BKII? Namco may have let them have the IP.
 

jj984jj

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Given how Nintendo published BK2/O everywhere they got the license as well right?

More BK for us all? :O
 

Tchu-Espresso

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I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.
 

P90

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BK DS and BK Wii would be great. A less pretentious Xenosaga would be cool.
 

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Aokage said:
Hmm, so Nintendo gets 80% of Monolith stock and Bandai Namco retains 16%.

I wonder if this means Nintendo is looking to develop a strong first-party RPG franchise. A Baten Kaitos III would be groovy, but I'd like to see Monolith develop a new IP.


Cough Id settle for Golden Sunn 3 Cough :D
 

Dragona Akehi

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WTF? Of all the developers to buy out. I bet they "replace" Takahashi. Permanently. That would be for the best.

This news would be better if tri-Cresendo would be involved in their next project.

Baten Kaitos' license shouldn't be a problem: Nintendo published BKII both sides of the Pacific. I bet Namco couldn't wait to get rid of the license.

Please BKIII. With tri-Cresendo.
 

Future Trunks

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Does this mean Disaster is coming along much better than we know? A la Retro and MP?

Also, anyone know what games they may have been developing for other platforms? I doubt any would get shifted to Wii as they were probably owned by Namco who will shift the games elsewhere, but it'd be interesting to know.
 

jj984jj

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The Black Brad Pitt said:
I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.
Nintendo has enough money now so not to make anymore excuses.

Dragona Akehi said:
WTF? Of all the developers to buy out. I bet they "replace" Takahashi. Permanently. That would be for the best.

This news would be better if tri-Cresendo would be involved in their next project.

Baten Kaitos' license shouldn't be a problem: Nintendo published BKII both sides of the Pacific. I bet Namco couldn't wait to get rid of the license.

Please BKIII. With tri-Cresendo.
This is crucial, please don't let Trusty Bell get in the way! (Even though it looks awesome too).
 

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:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

I guess Namco FINALLY BAILED OUT! I wonder why Nintendo would want them anyway, they've never made a single profitable game and the good developers from the Baten Kaitos series aren't even on board here.

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
 

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The Black Brad Pitt said:
I thought nintendo were against buying companies because once talent leaves you have nothing.
They're against the forceful aquiring of developers against the wishes of some of the staff a practice MS perfected last gen. When a company wants to become Nintendo exclusive why not buy them out. I doubt we'll see any resignations from Monolith.
 

jj984jj

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Shard said:
Also, sometimes a talent exodus works for the better, see Retro Studios.
:lol

Rare/Silicon Knights/Left Field am cry? Actually, what does Monolith Soft have that they don't?
 
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