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Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu
IndustryVideo games
FoundedSeptember 16, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-09-16)
Key people

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 a merger of the company's former Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Software Planning & Development (SPD) divisions in September 2015.


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.[1][2][3]

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 contracted studios. Shinya Takahashi serves as the general manager of the division, with Katsuya Eguchi, Eiji Aonuma, Hisashi Nogami, and Yoshiaki Koizumi serving as deputy general managers, and Yoshio Sakamoto and Takashi Tezuka acting as executive officers. While the others were in such positions since the division's formation, Aonuma and Nogami were promoted in 2019.[3][4]


Games developed[edit]

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[co 1] Action-adventure Nintendo 3DS [5]
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival[co 2] Party Wii U [6]
2016 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD[co 3] Action-adventure Wii U [7]
Miitomo Social networking service Android [8]
Star Fox Zero[co 4] Scrolling shooter Wii U [9]
Star Fox Guard[co 4] Tower defense Wii U [9]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Social simulation Nintendo 3DS [10]
Miitopia Role-playing game Nintendo 3DS [11]
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Level editor, platformer Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Run Platformer iOS [12]
Tank Troopers[co 5] Action Nintendo 3DS [13]
2017 1-2-Switch Party Nintendo Switch [14]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Nintendo Switch [15]
Wii U
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Kart racing Nintendo Switch [16][17]
Arms Fighting, sports Nintendo Switch [18]
Splatoon 2 Third-person shooter Nintendo Switch [19]
Super Mario Odyssey Platformer Nintendo Switch [20]
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[co 2] Social simulation Android [21]
2018 Nintendo Labo[b] Construction set Nintendo Switch [22]
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido[co 6] Puzzle Nintendo 3DS [23]
Nintendo Switch
2019 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Platformer Nintendo Switch [24]
Super Mario Maker 2 Level editor, platformer Nintendo Switch [25]
Dr. Mario World[co 7] Puzzle Android [26]
Mario Kart Tour Kart racing Android [27]
Ring Fit Adventure Exergame, sports Nintendo Switch [28]
Brain Age: Nintendo Switch Training[co 6] Puzzle Nintendo Switch [29]
2020 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Life simulation Nintendo Switch [30]
TBA Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel Action-adventure Nintendo Switch [31]
  1. ^ Japanese: 任天堂企画制作本部 Hepburn: Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu
  2. ^ 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
  1. ^ Co-developed with Grezzo
  2. ^ a b Co-developed with NDCube
  3. ^ Co-developed with Tantalus Media
  4. ^ a b Co-developed with PlatinumGames
  5. ^ Co-developed with Vitei
  6. ^ a b Co-developed with indieszero
  7. ^ Co-developed with LINE and NHN Entertainment

Games produced[edit]

List of video games produced by Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Year Title Genre(s) Developer(s) Platform(s) Ref.
2015 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Roguelike Spike Chunsoft Nintendo 3DS
Picross 3D Round 2 Puzzle HAL Laboratory
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash Platformer Skip Ltd.
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Sports Camelot Software Planning Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Role-Playing AlphaDream Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Picross Puzzle Jupiter
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Role-Playing Atlus Wii U
2016 BoxBoxBoy! Puzzle HAL Laboratory Nintendo 3DS
Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge Nintendo Software Technology Wii U
Nintendo 3DS
Pokkén Tournament Fighting Bandai Namco Studios Wii U
Disney Art Academy Edutainment Headstrong Games Nintendo 3DS
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Puzzle Jupiter
Kirby: Planet Robobot Platformer HAL Laboratory
Metroid Prime: Federation Force First Person Shooter Next Level Games
Metroid Prime: Blast Ball
Paper Mario: Color Splash Role-Playing Intelligent Systems Wii U
Mario Party: Star Rush Party NDCube Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Sun and Moon Role-Playing Game Freak
2017 Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Platformer Good Feel
Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Puzzle HAL Laboratory
Fire Emblem Heroes Role-Playing Intelligent Systems Android
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Puzzle SFB Games Nintendo Switch
Mario Sports Superstars Sports Bandai Namco Studios Nintendo 3DS
Camelot Software Planning
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Action HAL Laboratory
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Role-Playing Intelligent Systems
Ever Oasis Grezzo
Kirby's Blowout Blast Action HAL Laboratory
Hey! Pikmin Arzest
Metroid: Samus Returns Mercury Steam
Pokkén Tournament DX Bandai Namco Studios Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Role-Playing AlphaDream Nintendo 3DS
Style Savvy: Styling Star Simulation Syn Sophia
Kirby Battle Royale Action HAL Laboratory
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Role-Playing Game Freak
Mario Party: The Top 100 Party NDCube
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Role-Playing Monolith Soft Nintendo Switch
2018 Bayonetta Action PlatinumGames
Bayonetta 2
Kirby Star Allies Platformer HAL Laboratory
Detective Pikachu Adventure Creatures Nintendo 3DS
Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers Action Vanpool
Pokémon Quest Game Freak Nintendo Switch
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Platformer Retro Studios
Mario Tennis Aces Sports Camelot Software Planning
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Puzzle Nintendo Software Technology
Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare Gold Action Intelligent Systems
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Role-Playing Monolith Soft Nintendo Switch
Dragalia Lost Cygames Android
Super Mario Party Party NDCube Nintendo Switch
Luigi's Mansion Action-Adventure Grezzo Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Role-Playing Game Freak Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighting Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco Studios
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey Role-Playing AlphaDream Nintendo 3DS
2019 Tetris 99 Puzzle Arika Nintendo Switch
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Platformer Good Feel Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Crafted World Nintendo Switch
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Puzzle HAL Laboratory
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Role-Playing Intelligent Systems
Koei Tecmo Games
Astral Chain Action PlatinumGames
Super Kirby Clash HAL Laboratory
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Action-Adventure Grezzo
Luigi's Mansion 3 Next Level Games
The Stretchers Action puzzle Tarsier Studios
Nintendo Software Technology
Pokémon Sword and Shield Role-Playing Game Freak
2020 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore Atlus
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Roguelike Spike Chunsoft
Good Job! Simulation Paladin Studios
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Role-Playing Monolith Soft
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Board game, party NDcube
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha Adventure Mages
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
TBA Metroid Prime 4 First Person Shooter Retro Studios
Bayonetta 3 Action PlatinumGames
Untitled Detective Pikachu game Adventure Creatures


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