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Nintendo
Entertainment Analysis & Development
Native name 任天堂 情報開発
Romanized name Nintendo Information Development
Type Division of Nintendo
Industry Video games
Predecessor(s) Nintendo R&D1, R&D2, R&D4
Founded Kyoto, Japan
(1983 (1983), as Nintendo R&D4)
(1993 (1993), as Nintendo EAD)
Founder(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
Number of locations 2 (Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan)
Key people Shigeru Miyamoto
(General Manager)
Takashi Tezuka
(Executive Officer)
Products List of games developed
Employees >350
Divisions Kyoto Software Development
Tokyo Software Development
Technology Development

The Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (Japanese: 任天堂 情報開発本部 Hepburn: Nintendō Jōhō Kaihatsu Honbu?, lit. Nintendo Information Development Division) (or Nintendo EAD) division, formerly Nintendo Research & Development 4 (or Nintendo R&D4), is the largest division inside Nintendo. It was preceded by the Creative Department (クリエイティブ課 Kurieitibu Ka?), a team of designers with an art background responsible for many different tasks, to which Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka originally belonged.[1][2] Both developers currently serve as managers of the EAD studios and are credited in each game developed by the division, with varying degrees of involvement. EAD is best known for its work on games in the Mario, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, and Pikmin franchises.

Nintendo EAD is split into three different departments: the Kyoto Software Development Department, which is split into five separate groups; the Tokyo Software Development Department, which is split into two separate groups; and the Technology Development Department which is split into two separate teams in Kyoto. All of these groups work concurrently on different projects.[3]

History[edit]

This department branch is the premiere resource of internal software development at Nintendo. The house that built Mario and Link currently occupies the largest portion of R&D personnel, all scattered across seven distinct development groups, and spanning offices in Kyoto and Tokyo. The department was initially created in 1983 when Hiroshi Yamauchi decided to build a new creative department focusing around star designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Hiroshi Ikeda, former head of Toei Animation, served as General Manager with Shigeru Miyamoto acting as chief producer. The company drafted a couple of key graphic designers, Takashi Tezuka and Kenji Miki, and began developing a myriad of games for the Famicom System. With the arcade platform dwindling, the R&D1 team concentrated most of their resources on the booming hand held software. This catapulted the EAD (R&D4) division to become the lead developer of software for Nintendo consoles. Hiroshi Ikeda’s creative team had a lot of ideas, but was lacking the necessary programming power to make it all happen. Fortunately, Toshihiko Nakago and his small company especially in CAD tools was very familiar with the Famicom chipset, and was originally hired to work with Masayuki Uemura’s R&D2 to internally develop system tools. When R&D2 and SRD Co., Ltd jointly began porting over R&D1 arcade games to the Famicom, Shigeru Miyamoto took the opportunity to lure Nakago away from R&D2, to help Miyamoto create his first EAD game, ExciteBike. The original EAD team became forged with Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Kenji Miki, and Minoru Maeda handling design. Koji Kondo, Akito Nakatsuka, and Soyo Oka became the heads of EAD Sound Team. And Toshihiko Nakago and SRD Co., Ltd became the technology and programming core.

The phenomenal sales of Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda fueled the expansion of the department with young apprentices like Hideki Konno, Katsuya Eguchi, Kensuke Tanabe, Takao Shimizu, and several designers who would go on to become producers themselves. The department also began creating separate programming team called EAD Technology. EAD Technology was born out of several R&D2 engineers that were assisting SRD Co., Ltd with software libraries. EAD Technology became the team that helped Argonaut Inc. develop the FX technology for the Super NES. This venture allowed EAD Technology to become more prominent in the 3D era, where they programmed and co-programmed several of EAD’s big 3D games.

In 1997, Miyamoto explained that twenty to thirty employees were devoted to each EAD title during the course of its development.[4] He also disclosed the existence of a programming group within the company called SRD (formally Nintendo IRD's software unit), a group of about two-hundred employees with proficiency in software development.[4]

In the early 2000s, the old hierarchy of EAD began welcoming a new class of managers. Hideki Konno, Katsuya Eguchi, Eiji Aonuma, Hiroyuki Kimura, and Tadashi Sugiyama became project managers of their own subgroups within the EAD Department. In 2004, Nintendo underwent a corporate restructuring, in which several members of the Nintendo Research & Development 1 and Nintendo Research & Development 2 were reassigned under the EAD banner.[5]

Kyoto Software Development Department[edit]

Executive Officer: Takashi Tezuka
General Manager: Katsuya Eguchi

The Nintendo EAD Kyoto Software Development Department is the largest game development department within Nintendo, housing more than 350 game developers. It is located in Kyoto, Japan in Nintendo's Central Office. The development department consists of six different groups: the Software Development Group No. 1, which is managed by Hideki Konno and responsible for developing titles from the Nintendogs series and Mario Kart series; the Software Development Group No. 2, which is managed by Hisashi Nogami and responsible for developing most Wii series games and titles from the Animal Crossing series; the Software Development Group No. 3, which is managed by Eiji Aonuma and responsible for developing titles from The Legend of Zelda series; the Software Development Group No. 4, which is managed by Hiroyuki Kimura and responsible for developing titles from the Big Brain Academy series, the New Super Mario Bros. series and the Pikmin series; the Software Development Group No. 5, which is managed by Tadashi Sugiyama and responsible for developing title from the Wii Fit series and co-producing the Steel Diver series; and the Sound Group, which is managed by Koji Kondo and responsible for creating music and sound effects for the various Nintendo EAD projects and its many teams.

Comprehensive Development Group[edit]

Group Manager: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka
The Nintendo EAD Comprehensive Development Group is the managerial group that Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, two Nintendo veteran developers, manage. The group is primarily focused on managing staffs, budgets, and concepts throughout all of Nintendo EAD in Kyoto. The group is rarely involved with the primary development of a game, but it has done so from time to time, most recently in 2004 with Super Mario 64 DS.

List of video games developed by Nintendo EAD Comprehensive Development Group
Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Year Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s)
Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire Manager GameCube 2003 Shigeru Miyamoto
Kenji Miki
Hiroaki Tsuru
Tatsuya Hishida
Kenta Usui
Junichi Masuda
Kenta Nagata
Tōru Asakawa
Mario Kart: Double Dash! Racing GameCube 2003 Shigeru Miyamoto Kiyoshi Mizuki Shinobu Tanaka
Kenta Nagata
Pacman Vs. GameCube 2003 Shigeru Miyamoto
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS 2004 Shigeru Miyamoto Shinichi Ikematsu Koji Kondo
Kenta Nagata

Software Development Group No. 1[edit]

Group Manager: Hideki Konno
The group is primarily responsible for developing titles from the Nintendogs series and Mario Kart series.

List of video games developed by Nintendo EAD Software Development Group No. 1
Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Year Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s)
Nintendogs Simulation, virtual pet Nintendo DS 2005 Hideki Konno Kiyoshi Mizuki
Mario Kart DS Racing Nintendo DS 2005 Hideki Konno Makoto Wada
Yasuyuki Oyagi
Mario Kart Wii Racing Wii 2008 Hideki Konno Yasuyuki Oyagi
Nintendo DSi Sound Audio player Nintendo DSi 2008 Tomoaki Kuroume Yusuke Akifusa
Nintendogs + Cats Simulation, virtual pet Nintendo 3DS 2011 Hideki Konno Yasuyuki Oyagi
Mario Kart 7 Racing Nintendo 3DS 2011 Hideki Konno Kosuke Yabuki
Mario Kart 8 Racing Wii U 2014 Hideki Konno Kosuke Yabuki

Software Development Group No. 2[edit]

Group Manager: Hisashi Nogami
The group is primarily responsible for developing most Wii series games and titles from the Animal Crossing series.

List of video games developed by Nintendo EAD Software Development Group No. 2
Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Year Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s)
Animal Crossing: Wild World Simulation Nintendo DS 2005 Katsuya Eguchi Hisashi Nogami
Star Fox Command (co-developed with Q-Games) Nintendo DS 2006 Takaya Imamura
(supervising by Katsuya Eguchi)
Dylan Cuthbert
Wii Sports Sports Wii 2006 Katsuya Eguchi Keizo Ohta
Takayuki Shimamura
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Wii Play Wii 2006 Katsuya Eguchi Motoi Okamoto
Wii Music Music Wii 2008 Takashi Tezuka
Katsuya Eguchi
Kazumi Totaka
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii 2008 Katsuya Eguchi Hisashi Nogami
Wii Sports Resort Wii 2009 Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS 2012 Katsuya Eguchi Isao Moro
Aya Kyogoku
Nintendo Land Wii U 2012 Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Animal Crossing Plaza Wii U 2013
Wii Sports Club (co-developed with Namco Bandai Games) Wii U 2013 Takayuki Shimamura

Software Development Group No. 3[edit]

Group Manager: Eiji Aonuma
The group is responsible for developing titles from The Legend of Zelda series.

Games developed:

Title Year Platform(s) Director Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006 GCN / Wii Eiji Aonuma Shigeru Miyamoto
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 2007 NDS Daiki Iwamoto Eiji Aonuma
Link's Crossbow Training 2007 Wii Makoto Miyanaga Eiji Aonuma
Takashi Tezuka
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 2009 NDS Daiki Iwamoto Eiji Aonuma
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011 Wii Hidemaro Fujibayashi Eiji Aonuma
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 2013 Wii U Daiki Iwamoto Eiji Aonuma
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 2013 3DS Hiromasa Shikata Eiji Aonuma
Untitled The Legend Of Zelda Game (Wii U) TBA Wii U Eiji Aonuma

Software Development Group No. 4[edit]

Group Manager: Hiroyuki Kimura
The group is primarily responsible for developing titles from the Big Brain Academy series, the New Super Mario Bros. series and the Pikmin series.

Games developed:

Title Year Platform(s) Director Producer
Yoshi Touch & Go 2005 NDS Hiroyuki Kimura Takashi Tezuka
Big Brain Academy 2005 NDS Tomoaki Yoshinobu Hiroyuki Kimura
New Super Mario Bros. 2006 NDS Shigeyuki Asuke Hiroyuki Kimura
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree 2007 Wii Tomoaki Yoshinobu Hiroyuki Kimura
New Play Control! Pikmin 2008 Wii Shigefumi Hino Hiroyuki Kimura
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 2009 Wii Shigefumi Hino Hiroyuki Kimura
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Wii Shigeyuki Asuke Takashi Tezuka
Hiroyuki Kimura
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 3DS Yusuke Amano Takashi Tezuka
Hiroyuki Kimura
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012 Wii U Masataka Takemoto Takashi Tezuka
Hiroyuki Kimura
Pikmin 3 2013 Wii U Shigefumi Hino
Yuki Kando
Hiroyuki Kimura

Software Development Group No. 5[edit]

Group Manager: Tadashi Sugiyama
The group is primarily responsible for developing title from the Wii Fit series and overseeing the Steel Diver series.

Games developed:

Title Year Platform(s) Director Producer
Wii Fit 2007 Wii Hiroshi Matsunaga Tadashi Sugiyama
Wii Fit Plus 2009 Wii Hiroshi Matsunaga Tadashi Sugiyama
Steel Diver (co-produced with Vitei) 2011 3DS Takaya Imamura Tadashi Sugiyama
Star Fox 64 3D (co-produced with Q-Games) 2011 3DS Dylan Cuthbert Tadashi Sugiyama
Wii Fit U 2013 Wii U Hiroshi Matsunaga Tadashi Sugiyama
Steel Diver: Sub Wars (co-produced with Vitei) 2014 3DS Takaya Imamura Tadashi Sugiyama

Sound Group[edit]

Group Manager: Koji Kondo
The group is primarily responsible for creating music and sound effects for the various projects of Nintendo EAD and its many teams. It consists of some of Nintendo's most famous composers such as Koji Kondo, Kazumi Totaka and Toru Minegishi. Despite being the only group that creates sound for Nintendo EAD titles, there are various other composers and sound creators who create music and sound effects for specific factions of Nintendo EAD. It is unclear exactly how many games the Sound Group has worked on.

List of composers:

Tokyo Software Development Department[edit]

General Manager: Katsuya Eguchi

Software Development Group No. 1[edit]

Group Manager: Takao Shimizu

Responsible for developing titles from the Super Mario Galaxy series and overseeing The Legend of Zelda remakes.

Games developed:

Title Platform First Released
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat NGC December 16, 2004 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy Wii November 1, 2007 (JP)
Nintendo DS Guide: Ikspiari DSi April, 2009 (JP)
Nintendo DS Guide: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art DSi April, 2009 (JP)
Nintendo DS Guide: Make It Yourself! DSi November 17, 2010 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D1 3DS June 16, 2011 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition1 DSi September 28, 2011 (NA)
Photo Together with Super Mario 3DS April 23, 2013 (JP)
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre2 3DS November 27th, 2013 (EU)

Software Development Group No. 2[edit]

Group Manager: Yoshiaki Koizumi

Responsible for developing titles from the Flipnote Studio series and the Super Mario 3D series.

Games developed:

Title Platform First Released
Flipnote Studio DSi December 24, 2008 (JP)
New Play Control: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii December 11, 2008 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii May 23, 2010 (NA)
Super Mario 3D Land 3DS November 3, 2011 (JP)
Flipnote Studio 3D 3DS July 24, 2013 (JP)
Super Mario 3D World Wii U November 21, 2013 (JP)
NES Remix Wii U December 18, 2013
NES Remix 2 Wii U April 25, 2014 (JP)

Sound Group[edit]

Group Manager: Mahito Yokota
A separate group that helps create music and sound effects for the various video games of Nintendo EAD Tokyo Software Development and its development teams.

List of composers

Technology Development Department[edit]

General Manager: Takao Sawano
A separate department that provides prototype engines, tool programs, and library environments throughout the development of several EAD software projects. Programmers may also be dispensed to the EAD Software Development Departments for specific game projects. The technological forefront from Nintendo usually stems from the experimentation and research derived by this group of software engineers.

Technology Design Group[edit]

Group Manager: Keizo Ota
Responsible for developing Software Development Kits (SDK's) and their respective development tools for Nintendo home and handheld consoles.

Development Environment Group[edit]

Manager/Producer: Yasunari Nishida

Game engines developed
Title Platform Released
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio 64DD 2000
Mario Artist: Talent Studio 64DD 2000
Super Mario 128 Demonstration GC 2000
Super Mario Sunshine GC 2002
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat GC 2004
Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
Super Hint Guide Wii 2008
Wii Motion Plus Wii 2008
Jibun de Tsukuru Nintendo DS Guide DSiWare 2010 (JP)
AR Games 3DS 2011

Technical Support Group[edit]

Group Manager: Hironobu Kakui

Developer hierarchy[edit]

Chief Production Officer
Satoru Iwata
General Managers
Shigeru Miyamoto - Takashi Tezuka - Takao Sawano
Development Group Managers
Hideki Konno - Katsuya Eguchi - Eiji Aonuma
Hiroyuki Kimura - Takao Shimizu
Creative Directors
Yasuyuki Oyagi - Toshiaki Suzuki - Kiyoshi Mizuki
Mitsuhiro Takano - Hisashi Nogami - Shigefumi Hino
Yoshiaki Koizumi - Kenta Usui - Hiroshi Matsunaga
Motoi Okamoto - Koichi Hayashida - Hidemaro Fujibayashi
Daiki Iwamoto - Shigeyuki Asuke - Tomoaki Yoshinobu - Takaya Imamura

List of games developed[edit]

Before restructure[edit]

Title Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s) Year Platform(s)
Devil World Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Akito Nakatsuka 1984 NES
Excitebike Shigeru Miyamoto Minoru Maeda Soyo Oka 1984 NES
Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Koji Kondo 1985 NES
Ice Climber Shigeru Miyamoto Kenji Miki Akito Nakatsuka 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels) Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1986 FDS
Nazo no Murasame Jō (Riddle of Murasame Castle) Keizo Kato Minoru Maeda Koji Kondo 1986 FDS
The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Koji Kondo 1986 NES
Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (Dream Factory Throb-Throb Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Koji Kondo 1987 FDS
Super Mario Bros. 2 (based on Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Koji Kondo 1987 NES
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Akito Nakatsuka 1987 NES
Ice Hockey Shigeru Miyamoto
Masayuki Uemura
Hideki Konno Soyo Oka 1988 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1988 NES
Super Mario World Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1990 SNES
F-Zero Shigeru Miyamoto Isshin Shimizu Yumiko Kanki,
Naoto Ishida
1990 SNES
Pilotwings Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Soyo Oka,
Koji Kondo
1990 SNES
SimCity Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno Soyo Oka 1991 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo 1991 SNES
Wave Race Shigeru Miyamoto Masayuki Kameyama Taisuke Araki 1992 GB
Super Mario Kart Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno,
Tadashi Sugiyama
Soyo Oka 1992 SNES
Super Mario All-Stars Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Koji Kondo,
Soyo Oka
1993 SNES
Star Fox (assisted by Argonaut Games) Shigeru Miyamoto Katsuya Eguchi Hajime Hirasawa 1993 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kazumi Totaka,
Minako Hamano,
Kozue Ishikawa
1993 GB
Donkey Kong Shigeru Miyamoto Takao Shimizu Taisuke Araki 1994 GB
Stunt Race FX (assisted by Argonaut Games) Shigeru Miyamoto Tatsuya Hishida Shinobu Amayake 1994 SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka,
Toshihiko Nakago,
Shigefumi Hino,
Hideki Konno
Koji Kondo 1995 SNES
Mole Mania Shigeru Miyamoto Masayuki Kameyama Taro Bando 1996 GB
Super Mario 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto Koji Kondo 1996 N64
Pilotwings 64 (with Paradigm Entertainment and Nintendo IRD) Shigeru Miyamoto Makoto Wada Dan Hess 1996 N64
Wave Race 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Katsuya Eguchi,
Shinya Takahashi
Kazumi Totaka 1996 N64
Mario Kart 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno Kenta Nagata 1996 N64
Star Fox 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Takao Shimizu Koji Kondo,
Hajime Wakai
1997 N64
Yoshi's Story Takashi Tezuka Hideki Konno Kazumi Totaka 1997 N64
F-Zero X Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Taro Bando,
Hajime Wakai
1998 N64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Shigeru Miyamoto Toru Osawa, Yoichi Yamada,
Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiaki Koizumi
Koji Kondo 1998 N64
1080° Snowboarding Shigeru Miyamoto Masamichi Abe,
Mitsuhiro Takano
Kenta Nagata 1998 N64
Pokémon Stadium (Japan Only) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures) Shigeru Miyamoto,
Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata
Takao Shimizu Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi,
Mitsuhiro Hikino
1998 N64
Pokémon Stadium (Pokémon Stadium 2 in Japan) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures) Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Takao Shimizu Hajime Wakai,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
1999 N64
Mario Artist: Paint Studio (with Software Creations) Lorraine Starr,
Takao Sawano
Hirofumi Matsuoka Chris Jojo,
Martin Goodall,
Suddi Raval,
Kazumi Totaka
1999 64DD
Mario Artist: Communication Kit Takao Sawano Kazunobu Eri Hideaki Shimizu 2000 64DD
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio Takao Sawano Hirofumi Matsuoka Kazumi Totaka 2000 64DD
Mario Artist: Talent Studio Takao Sawano Hiroyuki Kimura Kazumi Totaka,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2000 64DD
F-Zero X Expansion Kit Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Taro Bando,
Hajime Wakai
2000 64DD
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Shigeru Miyamoto Eiji Aonuma,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
Koji Kondo,
Toru Minegishi
2000 N64
Pokémon Stadium 2
(Pokémon Stadium Kin Gin in Japan) (with HAL Laboratory and Creatures)
Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Takao Shimizu Kenta Nagata 2000 N64
Luigi's Mansion Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideki Konno Kazumi Totaka,
Shinobu Tanaka
2001 GCN
Pikmin Shigeru Miyamoto Shigefumi Hino,
Masamishi Abe
Hajime Wakai 2001 GCN
Animal Crossing Takashi Tezuka Katsuya Eguchi,
Hisashi Nogami
Kazumi Totaka,
Shinobu Tanaka,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2001 N64, GCN
Super Mario Sunshine Shigeru Miyamoto Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Kenta Usui
Koji Kondo,
Shinobu Tanaka
2002 GCN
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Eiji Aonuma Kenta Nagata
Hajime Wakai
Toru Minegishi
Koji Kondo
2003 GCN
Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire Shigeru Miyamoto,
Kenji Miki,
Hiroaki Tsuru
Tatsuya Hishida,
Kenta Usui,
Junichi Masuda
Kenta Nagata,
Tōru Asakawa
2003 GCN
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Shigeru Miyamoto Kiyoshi Mizuki Shinobu Tanaka,
Kenta Nagata
2003 GCN
Pac-Man Vs. Shigeru Miyamoto 2003 GCN
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Toshiaki Suzuki Asuka Ohta,
Koji Kondo
2004 GCN
Pikmin 2 Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Shigefumi Hino,
Masamishi Abe
Hajime Wakai 2004 GCN
Super Mario 64 DS Shigeru Miyamoto Shinichi Ikematsu Koji Kondo,
Kenta Nagata
2004 NDS

After restructure[edit]

Title Producer(s) Director(s) Composer(s) Group Year Platform(s)
Yoshi Touch & Go Takashi Tezuka Hiroyuki Kimura Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ohta
Kyoto No. 4 2005 NDS
Big Brain Academy Hiroyuki Kimura Tomoaki Yoshinobu Kenta Nagata 2005 NDS
Nintendogs Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kiyoshi Mizuki Hajime Wakai 2005 NDS
Mario Kart DS Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Makoto Wada Shinobu Tanaka 2005 NDS
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Takao Shimizu Yoshiaki Koizumi Mahito Yokota Tokyo No. 1 2005 GCN
Animal Crossing: Wild World Katsuya Eguchi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hisashi Nogami Kazumi Totaka 2005 NDS
New Super Mario Bros. Hiroyuki Kimura,
Takashi Tezuka
Shigeyuki Asuke Asuka Ohta,
Hajime Wakai
Koji Kondo
2006 NDS
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Shigeru Miyamoto Eiji Aonuma Koji Kondo,
Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ohta
2006 GCN, Wii
Wii Sports Katsuya Eguchi,
Kiyoshi Mizuki,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Keizo Ohta,
Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Kazumi Totaka 2006 Wii
Wii Play Katsuya Eguchi Motoi Okamoto Shinobu Tanaka,
Ryo Nagamastsu
2006 Wii
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Hiroyuki Kimura Tomoaki Yoshinobu Ryo Nagamatsu 2007 Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Daiki Iwamoto Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
2007 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Shimizu
Yoshiaki Koizumi Mahito Yokota
Koji Kondo
2007 Wii
Link's Crossbow Training Eiji Aonuma Makoto Miyanaga Kenta Nagata 2007 Wii
Wii Fit Tadashi Sugiyama,
Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Sawano
Hiroshi Matsunaga Toru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Shiho Fujii
2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Hideki Konno,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Yasuyuki Oyagi Asuka Ohta,
Ryo Nagamatsu
2008 Wii
Wii Music Takashi Tezuka,
Katsuya Eguchi
Kazumi Totaka Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi,
Mahito Yokota
2008 Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk Katsuya Eguchi Hisashi Nogami Manaka Tominaga,
Shiho Fujii
2008 Wii
Flipnote Studio Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideaki Shimizu,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
N/A 2008 NDSi
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Yoshiaki Koizumi Futoshi Shirai Mahito Yokota 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Pikmin Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino Hajime Wakai 2008 Wii
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino Hajime Wakai 2008 Wii
Wii Sports Resort Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Ryo Nagamatsu 2009 Wii
Wii Fit Plus Tadashi Sugiyama,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Hiroshi Matsunaga Ryoji Yoshitomi,
Asuka Ohta
2009 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeyuki Asuke Shiho Fujii,
Ryo Nagamatsu
Kenta Nagata
2009 Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Shigeru Miyamoto,
Eiji Aonuma
Daiki Iwamoto Toru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Asuka Ohta,
Koji Kondo
2009 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kōichi Hayashida Mahito Yokota,
Ryo Nagamatsu,
Koji Kondo
2010 Wii
Nintendogs + Cats Hideki Konno Yasuyuki Oyagi Asuka Hayazaki 2011 3DS
Steel Diver (with Vitei) Tadashi Sugiyama Takaya Imamura Atsuko Asahi,
Toru Minegishi
2011 3DS
Super Mario 3D Land Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida Asuka Hayazaki,
Mahito Yokota,
Shigetoshi Gohara,
Takeshi Hama,
Yuya Takezawa
2011 3DS
Mario Kart 7 Hideki Konno Kosuke Yabuki Kenta Nagata,
Satomi Terui
2011 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto,
Satoru Iwata
Hidemaro Fujibayashi Koji Kondo,
Hajime Wakai,
Shiho Fujii,
Mahito Yokota,
Takeshi Hama
2011 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Yusuke Amano Kenta Nagata 2012 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Katsuya Eguchi Isao Moro,
Aya Kyogoku
Manaka Kataoka,
Atsuko Asahi
2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Masataka Takemoto Shiho Fujii,
Mahito Yokota
2012 Wii U
Nintendo Land Katsuya Eguchi Takayuki Shimamura,
Yoshikazu Yamashita
Ryo Nagamatsu 2012 Wii U
Pikmin 3 Hiroyuki Kimura Shigefumi Hino,
Yuji Kando
Asuka Hayazaki,
Atsuko Asahi,
Hajime Wakai
2013 Wii U
Flipnote Studio 3D Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka
Hideaki Shimizu,
Yoshiaki Koizumi
N/A 2013 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Eiji Aonuma Daiki Iwamoto Kenta Nagata,
Hajime Wakai,
Toru Minegishi,
Koji Kondo
2013 Wii U
Wii Fit U Tadashi Sugiyama Hiroshi Matsunaga, Hirofumi Irie Takayuki Kobara 2013 Wii U
Super Mario 3D World Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida,
Kenta Motokura
Mahito Yokota,
Yasuaki Iwata,
Toru Minegishi,
Koji Kondo
2013 Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Eiji Aonuma Hiromasa Shikata Ryo Nagamatsu 2013 3DS
NES Remix Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida 2013 Wii U
NES Remix 2 Yoshiaki Koizumi Koichi Hayashida 2014 Wii U

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