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Monolith Soft opens new studio as profits boom

New Osaki studio arrives following a fiscal year in which profits doubled

Monolith Soft has opened a new studio in Japan, a growth in scale that matches a growth in its profits.

The new premises are in Osaki, a district in northern Tokyo, the company said in a statement. Monolith Soft has been based in Japan's capital since it was founded in 1999.

It also has a studio in Kyoto, which has contributed to the development of Nintendo games since 2011. It recently worked on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and has started hiring for a second Zelda project.

The Osaki studio arrives in a fecund period of Monolith Soft, which also worked on Splatoon 2 for Nintendo and launched Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Switch within the last three years.

That productivity is showing on the company's bottom line. Nintendo Everything sourced official financial data from Gamebiz.jp to show that Monolith Soft earned 274 million ($2.5m) in the last fiscal year -- almost exactly double its profits from the year before.

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