Near the beginning of the month, the website of Baten Kaitos series co-developer Monolith Soft was updated with job openings for its Kyoto branch and possible concept art for an unrevealed upcoming 3DS game. The concept art released was illustrated by Baten Kaitos series co-designer and lead artist Yasuyuki Honne.
Additionally, the latest in the company's series of internal interviews has been released, this time with Kyoto studio staff. Honne's portions are translated below (courtesy of NeoGAF:
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From Nintendo of America's PR email regarding this morning's Nintendo Direct conference:
A New Game from Monolith Soft: Tetsuya Takahashi and the team at Monolith Soft that worked on Xenoblade for Wii are working on a new game. A video trailer for the game was shown in the Nintendo Direct.'
From Nintendo of America's YouTube channel as seen during the conference:
Pretty exciting! This will be Monolith Soft's WiiU debut and Tetsuya Takahashi's next major project. No word on whether any major Baten Kaitos staff are involved, though given Baten Kaitos Origins lead writer Koh Kojima's major involvement in Xenoblade Chronicles, I wouldn't be surprised to see him return.Read more >
The Wiki will now relay news related to the Baten Kaitos series through blog posts. This is a list of all prior headlines.
- June 15, 2011
Following on the news of May 19, 2010 (see below), Monolith Soft's website is updated with new job openings and with them, the revelation of the finished version of the image that Baten Kaitos co-designer Yasuyuki Honne was previously seen working on. There is some similarity in art style with that of the Baten Kaitos series (though less than originally seeming) and some have also speculated that the image could be portraying Diadem on Earth.
- December 22, 2010
The website of Baten Kaitos series co-developer Monolith Soft is updated with job openings and concept art for an unknown…
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