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Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Native name
任天堂企画制作本部
Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu
TypeDivision
IndustryVideo games
Predecessors
FoundedSeptember 16, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-09-16)
Headquarters,
Japan
Number of locations
2 (Kyoto and Tokyo)
Key people
Brands
ParentNintendo

Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development Division,[a] commonly abbreviated as Nintendo EPD, is the largest division within the Japanese video game company Nintendo. The division focuses on developing and producing video games, mobile apps, and other related entertainment software for the company. EPD was created after merging their Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Software Planning & Development (SPD) divisions in September 2015.

History[edit]

The division was created on September 16, 2015, after the consolidation of two of Nintendo's former software divisions, Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Software Planning & Development (SPD), as part of a company-wide organizational restructure that took place under Nintendo's then newly appointed president, Tatsumi Kimishima.[2][3][4]

The division assumed both of its predecessors' roles, focusing on the development of games and software for Nintendo platforms and mobile devices; it also manages and licenses the company's various intellectual properties, alongside producing and supervising development for external studios. Shinya Takahashi, former head of Nintendo SPD,[5] serves as the general manager of the division, with Yoshiaki Koizumi, Katsuya Eguchi, Eiji Aonuma, and Hisashi Nogami serving as deputy general managers, and, Kensuke Tanabe, Yoshio Sakamoto and Takashi Tezuka acting as senior officers. While the others were in such positions since the division's formation, Aonuma, Tanabe and Nogami were promoted into higher positions within the division in 2019, and Takayuki Shimamura was promoted in 2022.[4][6]

List of video games developed by Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Year Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Ref.
2015 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes[b] Action-adventure Nintendo 3DS [7]
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival[c] Party Wii U [8]
2016 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD[d] Action-adventure [9]
Miitomo Social networking service Android [10]
iOS
Star Fox Zero[e] Scrolling shooter Wii U [11]
Star Fox Guard[e] Tower defense [11]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Social simulation Nintendo 3DS [12]
Miitopia Role-playing game [13]
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Level editor, platformer
Super Mario Run Platformer iOS [14]
Android
Tank Troopers[f] Action Nintendo 3DS [15]
2017 1-2-Switch Party Nintendo Switch [16]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Wii U [17]
Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Kart racing Nintendo Switch [18][19]
Arms Fighting, sports [20]
Splatoon 2 Third-person shooter [21]
Metroid: Samus Returns[g] Action-adventure Nintendo 3DS [22]
Super Mario Odyssey Platformer Nintendo Switch [23]
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[c] Social simulation Android [24]
iOS
2018 Nintendo Labo[h] Construction set Nintendo Switch [25]
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido[i] Puzzle Nintendo 3DS [26]
Nintendo Switch
WarioWare Gold[j] Action Nintendo 3DS [27]
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[k] Action puzzle [28]
Nintendo Switch
2019 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Platformer [29]
Super Mario Maker 2 Level editor, platformer [30]
Dr. Mario World[l] Puzzle Android [31]
iOS
Mario Kart Tour Kart racing Android [32]
iOS
Ring Fit Adventure Exergame, role-playing Nintendo Switch [33][failed verification]
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch[i] Puzzle [34]
2020 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Life simulation [35]
Jump Rope Challenge Exergame [36]
Super Mario 3D All-Stars[m] Platformer [37]
2021 Bowser's Fury[n] Platformer [38]
Game Builder Garage Programming [39]
WarioWare: Get It Together![j] Action [40]
Metroid Dread[g] Action-adventure [41]
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain[i] Puzzle [42]
2022 Nintendo Switch Sports Sports [43]
Splatoon 3 Third-person shooter [44]
2023 Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel Action-adventure [45]
Notes
  1. ^ Japanese: 任天堂企画制作本部, Hepburn: Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu
  2. ^ Co-developed with Grezzo
  3. ^ a b Co-developed with NDCube
  4. ^ Co-developed with Tantalus Media
  5. ^ a b Co-developed with PlatinumGames
  6. ^ Co-developed with Vitei
  7. ^ a b Co-developed with MercurySteam
  8. ^ Nintendo Labo is a brand of cardboard-based DIY construction sets that use the Nintendo Switch, with included software, and its Joy-Con controllers in a variety of different ways
  9. ^ a b c Co-developed with indieszero
  10. ^ a b Co-developed with Intelligent Systems
  11. ^ Co-developed with Nintendo Software Technology
  12. ^ Co-developed with LINE and NHN Entertainment
  13. ^ Co-developed with Nintendo European Research & Development and 1-Up Studio
  14. ^ Co-developed with Nintendo Software Technology and 1-Up Studio

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