Monolith Soft worked on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo support Monolith Soft worked on Animal Crossing: New Horizons Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken over the world of leisure as the yin to coronavirus’s world-rending yang. It’s a game that fans unanimously enjoy and that outsiders don’t mind seeing in their news feed since it’s just so cheery. And it was recently discovered that Nintendo had at least a bit of help in developing the title. Nintendo second-party developer Monolith Soft, the maker of works like the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, has updated its website to list Animal Crossing: New Horizons as its most recently released video game.

This actually isn’t so surprising, as Monolith Soft has been supporting a number of major Nintendo releases lately. In addition to developing Xenoblade titles, the developer assisted in the development of Splatoon 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are also currently supporting the development of a new Zelda title, which is almost certainly the Breath of the Wild sequel. For all we know, Monolith Soft could be supporting other Nintendo games that haven’t even been announced yet.

Have you been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently and thought to yourself, “You know what? This reminds me exactly of when Shulk fought the Mechon.” Let us know. And did you ever hear that defunct Mario & Luigi developer AlphaDream’s final project was actually the most recent Mario & Sonic?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!