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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (任天堂 情報開発本部 Nintendō Jōhō Kaihatsu Honbu?), commonly abbreviated as EAD, is the largest division inside Nintendo. Famed developers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka serve as heads of the EAD studios and are credited in each game released from EAD, with varying degrees of involvement. EAD is best known for its work on games in the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, and Pikmin franchises.

In 1997, Miyamoto explained that twenty to thirty employees were devoted to each EAD title during the course of its development.[1] He also disclosed the existence of a programming group within the division called SRD, a group of about two-hundred employees with proficiency in hardware development.[1]

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.[2] Nintendo EAD is itself split into five separate teams in Kyoto who work concurrently on different projects in addition to a sister group in Tokyo.[3]

EAD Software Development Department

Comprehensive Software Development Group

Manager/Producer: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Takao Sawano

Not necessarily responsible for a specific franchise or genre

Games developed:

Title Platform Released
Roll-O-Rama - Unreleased
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! GC November 7, 2003 (JP)
Pac-Man Vs. GC December 2, 2003 (NA)
Super Mario 64 DS NDS November 21, 2004 (NA)
Steel Diver N3DS TBA
Star Fox 64 3D N3DS TBA

Software Development Group No. 1

Manager/Producer: Hideki Konno

Responsible for Nintendogs and new Mario Kart games

Games developed:

Title Platform Released
Luigi's Mansion GC September 14, 2001 (JP)
Nintendogs NDS April 21, 2005 (JP)
Mario Kart DS NDS November 14, 2005 (NA)
Mario Kart Wii Wii April 10, 2008 (JP)
Nintendogs + Cats 3DS February 26, 2011 (JP)
Mario Kart 7 3DS December 1, 2011 (JP)

Software Development Group No. 2

Manager/Producer: Katsuya Eguchi

Responsible for all Wii branded games and the Animal Crossing series.

Games developed:

Title Platform Released
Animal Crossing N64 April 14, 2001 (JP)
Animal Crossing: Wild World NDS November 23, 2005 (JP)
Wii Sports Wii November 19, 2006 (NA)
Wii Play Wii December 2, 2006 (JP)
Wii Music Wii October 16, 2008 (JP)
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii November 16, 2008 (JP)
Wii Sports Resort Wii June 25, 2009 (JP)
Wii Party Wii July 8, 2010 (JP)
Animal Crossing 3DS 3DS 2012
Pilotwings Resort N3DS TBA

Software Development Group No. 3

Manager/Producer: Eiji Aonuma

Primarily responsible for the Zelda series

Games developed:

Title Platform Released
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64 May 27, 2000 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past GBA December 3, 2002 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC December 13, 2002 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures GC March 18, 2004 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC/Wii November 19, 2006 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass NDS June 23, 2007 (JP)
Link's Crossbow Training Wii November 19, 2007 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks NDS December 7, 2009 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii November 19, 2011 (EU)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D N3DS June 16, 2011 (JP)

Software Development Group No. 4

Manager/Producer: Hiroyuki Kimura

Responsible for remakes and ports of older titles, and the Pikmin series

  • Games developed:
Title Released
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 GBA September 20, 2002 (JP)
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 GBA September 27, 2003 (JP)
Yoshi Touch and Go NDS January 27, 2005 (JP)
Big Brain Academy NDS June 30, 2005 (JP)
New Super Mario Bros. NDS May 15, 2006 (NA)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Wii April 26, 2007 (JP)
New Play Control! Pikmin Wii December 25, 2008 (JP)
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Wii March 15, 2009 (JP)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii November 12, 2009 (AUS)
Pikmin 3 Wii U TBA

Software Development Group No. 5

Manager/Producer: Tadashi Sugiyama

Responsible for developing games that attract casual gamers

Games developed:

Title Released
Stage Debut - Unreleased
Wii Fit Wii December 1, 2007 (JP)
Wii Fit Plus Wii October 1, 2009 (JP)

Tokyo Development Group

Manager/Producer: Takao Shimizu, Yoshiaki Koizumi

Mainly responsible for the Mario series

  • Games developed:
Title Released
Super Mario Sunshine GC August 16, 2002 (JP)
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat GC December 16, 2004 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy Wii November 1, 2007 (JP)
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii December 11, 2008 (JP)
Flipnote Studio NDSi December 24, 2008 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii May 23, 2010 (NA)

Developer hierarchy

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

Games developed

Title Producer Director Music 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 1987 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 Akito Nakatsuka 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) 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) Kenji Miki,
Tsunekazu Ishihara,
Satoru Iwata,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Takao Shimizu Hajime Wakai,
Kenta Nagata,
Toru Minegishi
1999 N64
Mario Artist: Paint Studio 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)
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 Koji Kondo,
Kenta Nagata,
Hajime Wakai,
Toru Minegishi
2003 GCN
Pokémon Box 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 Ōta,
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
Yoshi Touch & Go Takashi Tezuka Hiroyuki Kimura Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ōta
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 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 Ōta,
Hajime Wakai
2006 NDS
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Shigeru Miyamoto Eiji Aonuma Koji Kondo,
Toru Minegishi,
Asuka Ōta
2006 GCN, Wii
Wii Sports Katsuya Eguchi,
Kiyoshi Mizuki,
Shigeru Miyamoto</small>
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 Ōta,
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 Hideaki Shimizu 2008 Nintendo DSi
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 Ōta
2009 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Takashi Tezuka,
Hiroyuki Kimura,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeyuki Asuke Shiho Fujii,
Ryo Nagamatsu
2009 Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Shigeru Miyamoto,
Eiji Aonuma
Daiki Iwamoto Toru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Asuka Ōta,
Koji Kondo
2009 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Takashi Tezuka,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Kōichi Hayashida Mahito Yokota,
Ryo Nagamatsu,
Koji Kondo
2010 Wii

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Takao Imamura, Shigeru Miyamoto (1997). Nintendo Power August, 1997 - Pak Watch E3 Report "The Game Masters". Nintendo. pp. 104–105. 
  2. N-Sider. Nintendo Revolution FAQ
  3. Cassidy, Kevin. NCL Team Structure work in progress. June 7, 2006. Retrieved October 26, 2007.

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