Monolith Soft, Incorporated (株式会社モノリスソフト, Kabushiki-Gaisha Monorisu Sofuto?) is a Japanese video game development company that has created video games for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Nintendo DS, and cell phones. The company was founded on October 1, 1999 by producer Hirohide Sugiura and director Tetsuya Takahashi after they left Square Co. and accepted an investment from Namco. As of May 6, 2007, Nintendo owns controlling interest in the company after Namco Bandai sold 80% of its 96% stake in Monolith Soft to Nintendo. This went into effect May 1, 2007. Later Namco sold the remaining 16%, making Monolith Soft a first-party developer for Nintendo.
The company announced on July 8, 2011 that they were opening up an additional studio in Kyoto, Japan. They are currently developing games for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS.
Monolith Soft is usually associated with Baten Kaitos, a series of role-playing video games on the Nintendo GameCube, Xenoblade Chronicles, a critically acclaimed role-playing video game for the Wii, and the Xenosaga series, a series of role-playing video games on PlayStation 2. A majority of Monolith Soft's staff are former employees of Square Co., who transferred to the new company shortly after the creation of Chrono Cross. They were previously involved with the creation of Xenogears, from which the Xenosaga series is derived.
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18, 1966 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan) is currently the head of game software company Monolith Soft, Inc ... His most notable works are those within the Xenogears (Square), Xenosaga (Monolith Soft) and Xenoblade (Monolith Soft) series, all of which he directed ... He is the co-founder and president of Monolith Soft ...
... In 1999, Honne left Square to join Monolith Soft, the new company founded by Takahashi, previously Xenogears' director, who had suggested that Honne and ... Honne became a board member of Monolith Soft, owning 20 shares out of the total 2,400, and the director of the company's graphics development division ... him with the fondest memories since the founding of Monolith Soft ...
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