Important Importables: Monolith Soft

February 23, 2013 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports: Monolith Soft

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Good morning everyone and welcome to Hot Japanese Imports! It’s been a while since we talked about import games together, but stuff happened and you know how it is. I’m making it up to you today.
We’re learning about Monolith Soft, an up-and-coming developer that’s been making a name for itself with its quality RPGs. I mean, with its X mystery project coming out for the Wii U
eventually, you should want to know more about the company making it.

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Who is Monolith Soft?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t know Monolith Soft. Until now, most of the developer’s games have been trapped in Japan and even people with a PS2, GameCube or Wii may be unfamiliar with the
name. Monolith Soft was made by two former Square employees, Hirohide Sugiura and Tetsuya Takahashi, of Xenosaga, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV fame. They set up shop in
1999 with help from Namco Bandai and started working with the publisher to put out Xenosaga Episodes I-III (PS2), Baten Kaitos (GameCube) and Namco x Capcom (PS2). Nintendo
then took an interest in Monolith Soft in 2007, and eventually went on to completely buy out Namco Bandai’s stake to make the developer a full fledged member of the Nintendo family.

It’s a move that has done well for…

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