|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|
Monolith Soft, Incorporated (MLSI) (株式会社モノリスソフト Kabushiki-Gaisha Monorisu Sofuto?) is a Japanese entertainment company that produces video games. The company was founded in October 1, 1999 by producer Hirohide Sugiura after he 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. It is now a first-party developer for Nintendo.
The company announced on July 8, 2011 that they were opening up an additional studio in Kyoto, Japan.
Monolith Soft is usually associated with the Xenosaga series, a series of role-playing games on PlayStation 2. Some of MLSI's staff are former employees of Square Co., who transferred to the new company after the creation of Chrono Cross. They were previously involved with the creation of Xenogears, from which the Xenosaga series is derived.
- Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)
- Xenosaga Episode I: Reloaded (2003)
- Xenosaga Freaks (2004)
- Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse (2004)
- Namco × Capcom (2005)
- Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra (2006)
- Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (2003, co-developed by tri-Crescendo)
- Baten Kaitos Origins (2006, co-developed by tri-Crescendo)
- Xenosaga I & II (2006, co-developed by Tom Create)
- Soma Bringer (2008)
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (2008)
- Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (2009)
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED (2010)
- Untitled Wii U Game (TBA)
Additional contractual workEdit
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (background graphics third-party contractor) (2006, PlayStation 2)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (development cooperation) (2008, Wii)
- ↑ Cubed³ staff (2006-08-03) "Monolith Soft on Nintendo Wii Support, Baten Kaitos II & More". Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ↑ IGNWii (2007-04-27). "Nintendo Acquires Xenosaga Developer". Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- ↑ Xenoblade Developer Forms Kyoto Studio
- ↑ Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII credits.
- ↑ Super Smash Bros. Brawl credits