Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development

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Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Native name
任天堂企画制作本部
Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu
Division
IndustryVideo game industry
Predecessors
FoundedSeptember 16, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-09-16)
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
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 a merger of the company's former 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.[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 on such positions since 2015, Aonuma and Nogami were promoted in 2019.[3][4]

Gameography[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]
iOS
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 Run Platformer iOS [12]
Android
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 Nintendo Switch [18]
Splatoon 2 Third-person shooter Nintendo Switch [19]
Metroid: Samus Returns[co 6] Action, platformer Nintendo 3DS [20]
Super Mario Odyssey Platformer Nintendo Switch [21]
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[co 2] Social simulation Android [22]
iOS
2018 Nintendo Labo[b] Construction set Nintendo Switch [23]
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido[co 7] Puzzle Nintendo 3DS [24]
Nintendo Switch
WarioWare Gold[co 8] Action Nintendo 3DS [25]
2019
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Platformer Nintendo Switch [26]
Super Mario Maker 2 Level editor, platformer Nintendo Switch [27]
Dr. Mario World[co 9] Puzzle Android [28]
iOS
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening[co 1] Action-adventure Nintendo Switch [29]
2020 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Life simulation Nintendo Switch [30]
TBA Upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel Action-adventure Nintendo Switch [31]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ a b Co-developed with Grezzo
  2. ^ a b Co-developed with Nd Cube
  3. ^ Co-developed with Tantalus Media
  4. ^ a b Co-developed with PlatinumGames
  5. ^ Co-developed with Vitei
  6. ^ Co-developed with MercurySteam
  7. ^ Co-developed with indieszero
  8. ^ Co-developed with Intelligent Systems
  9. ^ Co-developed with LINE and NHN Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshimura, Takuya (September 14, 2015). "Notice Regarding Personnel Change of a Representative Director and Role Changes of Directors" (PDF). www.nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Kohler, Chris (September 14, 2015). "Nintendo Consolidates Its Game Development Teams". Wired. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Rad, Chloi; Otero, Jose (September 14, 2015). "Nintendo Reveals Restructuring Plans". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Doolan, Liam. "Eiji Aonuma And Multiple Others Have Been Promoted At Nintendo". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Otero, Jose (June 16, 2015). "E3 2015: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Revealed for 3DS". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on June 16, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Sarkar, Samit (June 16, 2015). "Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival coming to Wii U, plus four new Animal Crossing amiibo". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 16, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  7. ^ Otero, Jose (November 12, 2015). "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Announced for Wii U". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on November 15, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  8. ^ Otero, Jose (March 31, 2016). "5 Things We Learned About Miitomo and Nintendo's Digital Future". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on March 31, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Goldfarb, Andrew (March 3, 2016). "Star Fox Guard Announced, Star Fox Zero Amiibo Functionality Revealed". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Frank, Allegra. "Animal Crossing: New Leaf's big amiibo update is available now". Polygon. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Miitopia Interview With Nintendo Kawamoto now". Famitsu (in Japanese). Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  12. ^ Peckham, Matt. "5: Time Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto on Super Mario Run". Time. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Tank Troopers – developed by Vitei, how the game came to be, voice acting from Nintendo staff". nintendoeverything.com. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Sanchez, Miranda. "1-2 Switch Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  15. ^ McIlroy, Shaun (April 27, 2016). "The Legend of Zelda will release in 2017 for NX, Wii U". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  16. ^ Sanchez, Miranda. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  17. ^ Schwartz, Terri. "Famitsu Interview with Kosuke Yabuki". Famitsu (in Japanese). Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  18. ^ Schwartz, Terri. "Arms Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  19. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon. "Splatoon 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  20. ^ Knezevic, Kevin (June 15, 2017). "Metroid Producer Talks MercurySteam's Contributions To Samus Returns". GameSpot.
  21. ^ Sanchez, Miranda. "Super Mario Odyssey Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  22. ^ Frank, Allegra. "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile out next month". Polygon. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  23. ^ Webster, Andrew. "Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they're awesome". The Verge. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  24. ^ Frank, Allegra. "Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido heading to the Switch in June". Polygon. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  25. ^ Frank, Allegra. "WarioWare Gold brings back the microgames — to 3DS this time". Polygon. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  26. ^ Morgan, Thomas. "How New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on Switch improves over Wii U". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  27. ^ Bankhurst, Adam. "Super Mario Maker 2 Features Story Mode, Online Multiplayer, Co-Op Creation Mode". IGN. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  28. ^ https://drmario-world.com
  29. ^ Kane, Alex. "The 'Zelda: Link's Awakening' Remake Drops in September". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  30. ^ Doolan, Liam. "Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing: New Horizons". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  31. ^ Shea, Brian. "Breath Of The Wild's Director Is Returning For The Sequel". Game Informer. Retrieved June 12, 2019.