In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Monolith Soft has started work on the second installment in the Xenosaga epic, tentatively titled Xenosaga 2. The first installment, Xenosaga: The Will to Power, hit Japan a scant five weeks ago, and some possible gameplay details for the sequel have already been hinted at.
Namco's Hirohide Sugiura confirmed the earlier suggestion that the game would contain an online component, but did not elaborate on how integral to the game the feature would be. He went on to say that the developers will be taking note of fan input to tweak gameplay. From a design point of view, Sugiura said that the creators are drawing inspiration from such anime series as Gingaeiyu Densetsu.
There is still no official word on when the first Xenosaga title will arrive in North America, but that announcement is sure to come soon.