This evening, Monolith Soft announced through their official Twitter page that effective now, all employees of the company will see a pay increase. This is stated to have been a result of profitable sales, which is due to their recent releases on Nintendo Switch.
The company has a total of 264 employees across its four studios. New graduates will also benefit from this salary increase when they start at the company, with specifically a 22% pay increase or 250,000 yen. This pay raise is much deserved for a studio that has contributed so many monumental titles to the Switch generation.
Monolith Soft has served as a powerhouse for Nintendo, offering a wide variety of unique titles and development assistance across the board. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed have all been released since the beginning of the Switch’s life cycle. This is in addition to providing development assistance for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Splatoon 3, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Just last week, Monolith released the closing chapter of the Xenoblade trilogy, Future Redeemed. This DLC saw the return of both Shulk and Rex, who were the protagonists of the first two numbered titles. Familiar scenery and characters also return, creating an incredible experience that concludes the story that started with the first title.
The original soundtrack of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, including music from Future Redeemed, is now available to order! There is an exclusive limited edition as well as a standard edition. Additionally, a Trinity Collection containing music from all games in the series is available to pre-order.
Be sure to check out our review of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which is out now and available exclusively on Nintendo Switch!