Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development

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Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
Native name
任天堂企画制作本部
Division
Industry Video games
Predecessor
Founded September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
Headquarters Kyoto, Japan
Number of locations
2 (Kyoto and Tokyo)
Key people
Parent Nintendo

Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development (Japanese: 任天堂企画制作本部 Hepburn: Nintendō Kikaku Seisaku Honbu?), or Nintendo EPD, is the largest division inside the Japanese video game company Nintendo. It was created in September 2015 after the merger of the company's Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Software Planning & Development (SPD) divisions.[1][2]

History[edit]

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

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. Shinya Takahashi, formerly General Manager of the SPD division, serves as General Manager of the division, as well as supervisor for both the Business Development and Development Administration & Support divisions. Katsuya Eguchi and Yoshiaki Koizumi maintained their positions as Deputy General Managers of EPD, which they previously held under EAD.[2]

Games[edit]

List of video games and apps developed by Nintendo EPD
Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Year Director(s) Producer(s) Ref.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes[a] Action-adventure Nintendo 3DS 2015 Hiromasa Shikata Eiji Aonuma [3]
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival[b] Party game Wii U 2015 Aya Kyogoku Hisashi Nogami [4]
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD[c] Action-adventure Wii U 2016 Tomomi Sano Eiji Aonuma [5]
Miitomo Social networking app iOS, Android 2016 Ryutaro Takahashi Yoshio Sakamoto [6]
Star Fox Zero[d] Scrolling shooter Wii U 2016 Yugo Hayashi
Yusuke Hashimoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
Tadashi Sugiyama
Atsushi Inaba
[7]
Star Fox Guard[d] Tower defense Wii U 2016 Yugo Hayashi
Teruaki Konishi
Tadashi Sugiyama
Atsushi Inaba
[7]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Social simulation Nintendo 3DS 2016 Unknown Unknown [8]
Miitopia Social RPG Nintendo 3DS 2016 Unknown Koichi Kawamoto [9]
Super Mario Run Platformer iOS, Android 2016 Takashi Tezuka Shigeru Miyamoto [10]
Untitled Fire Emblem mobile game Tactical role-playing iOS, Android 2017 Unknown Unknown [11]
Untitled Animal Crossing mobile game Unknown iOS, Android 2017 Unknown Unknown [11]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Wii U, Nintendo Switch 2017 Hidemaro Fujibayashi Eiji Aonuma [12]
Project Giant Robot (tentative title) Vehicle simulation, fighting Wii U TBA Unknown Shigeru Miyamoto [13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Co-developed with Grezzo
  2. ^ Co-developed with Nd Cube
  3. ^ Co-developed with Tantalus
  4. ^ a b Co-developed with PlatinumGames

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Frank, Allegra. "Animal Crossing: New Leaf's big amiibo update is available now". Polygon. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Miitopia Interview With Nintendo Kawamoto now". Famitsu (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Peckham, Matt. "5: Time Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto on Super Mario Run". Time. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  11. ^ a b McWhertor, Michael (April 27, 2016). "Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing are coming to mobile devices". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Dyer, Mitch (June 10, 2014). "E3 2014: Star Fox Coming to Wii U, Miyamoto Reveals New Projects". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2016.