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Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development

Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development, commonly abbreviated as Nintendo EPD, is the largest internal division within the Japanese video game company Nintendo. It was created after a merger of the company's former Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Software Planning & Development (SPD) divisions in September 2015. EPD focuses on developing and producing first-party video games, mobile apps, and other related entertainment software.

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

Contents

HistoryEdit

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]

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 and Yoshiaki Koizumi serving below as deputy general managers.[2]

GamesEdit

List of video games and apps developed by Nintendo EPD
Year Title Genre(s) Platform(s) Director(s) Producer(s) Ref.
2015 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes[a] Action-adventure Nintendo 3DS Hiromasa Shikata Eiji Aonuma [3]
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival[b] Party Wii U Aya Kyogoku Hisashi Nogami [4]
2016 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD[c] Action-adventure Wii U Tomomi Sano Eiji Aonuma [5]
Miitomo Social networking app Android, iOS Ryutaro Takahashi Yoshio Sakamoto [6]
Star Fox Zero[d] Scrolling shooter Wii U Yugo Hayashi
Yusuke Hashimoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
Tadashi Sugiyama
Atsushi Inaba
[7]
Star Fox Guard[d] Tower defense Wii U Yugo Hayashi
Teruaki Konishi
Tadashi Sugiyama
Atsushi Inaba
[7]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Social simulation Nintendo 3DS Isao Moro
Aya Kyogoku
Katsuya Eguchi [8]
Miitopia Role-playing game Nintendo 3DS Yuichiro Ito Kouichi Kawamoto
Takayuki Shimamura
[9]
Super Mario Run Platformer Android, iOS Takashi Tezuka Shigeru Miyamoto [10]
Tank Troopers[e] Action Nintendo 3DS Takaya Imamura
Atsushi Obata
Tadashi Sugiyama [11]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes[f] Tactical role-playing Android, iOS Shingo Matsushita
Kouhei Maeda
Masahiro Higuchi
Yu Sasaki
Hideki Konno
[12]
1-2-Switch Party Nintendo Switch Unknown Kouichi Kawamoto [13]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Nintendo Switch, Wii U Hidemaro Fujibayashi Eiji Aonuma [14]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Kart racing Nintendo Switch Yusuke Shiraiwa Hideki Konno
Kosuke Yabuki
[15][16]
Arms Fighting Nintendo Switch Kenta Sato
Masaaki Ishikawa
Shintaro Jikumaru
Kosuke Yabuki [17]
Splatoon 2 Third-person shooter Nintendo Switch Yusuke Amano
Seita Inoue
Shintaro Sato
Hisashi Nogami [18]
Metroid: Samus Returns[g] Action, platformer Nintendo 3DS Jose Luis Márquez
Takehiko Hosokawa
Yoshio Sakamoto [19]
Super Mario Odyssey Platformer Nintendo Switch Kenta Motokura Yoshiaki Koizumi
Koichi Hayashida
[20]
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[b] Social simulation Android, iOS Kazuyoshi Sensui Hideki Konno [21]
2018 Nintendo Labo[h] Construction Nintendo Switch Tsubasa Sakaguchi[22] Kouichi Kawamoto[22] [23]
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido[i] Puzzle Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS Hirotaka Watanabe
Kaori Ando[24]
Masanobu Suzui
Hitoshi Yamagami[24]
[25]
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[j] Puzzle Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS
Kenta Motokura
Shinya Hiratake
Koichi Hayashida [26]
WarioWare Gold[k] Action Nintendo 3DS Youichi Tada Naoki Nakano
Toshio Sengoku
Kensuke Tanabe
[27]
Dragalia Lost[l] Action role-playing Android, iOS Unknown Hideki Konno [28]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Co-developed with Grezzo
  2. ^ a b Co-developed with Nd Cube
  3. ^ Co-developed with Tantalus
  4. ^ a b Co-developed with PlatinumGames
  5. ^ Co-developed with Vitei
  6. ^ Co-developed with Intelligent Systems
  7. ^ 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. ^ Co-developed with indieszero
  10. ^ Ported with Nintendo Software Technology
  11. ^ Co-developed with Intelligent Systems
  12. ^ Co-developed with Cygames

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  12. ^ Pereira, Chris. "Here's How the Fire Emblem Mobile Game Works". GameSpot. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
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  16. ^ Schwartz, Terri. "Famitsu Interview with Kosuke Yabuki". Famitsu (in Japanese). Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  17. ^ Schwartz, Terri. "Arms Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  18. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon. "Splatoon 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
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  20. ^ Sanchez, Miranda. "Super Mario Odyssey Announced for Nintendo Switch". IGN. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  21. ^ Frank, Allegra. "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile out next month". Polygon. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Developer interview". labo.nintendo.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
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  28. ^ Wong, Alistair. "Dragalia Lost Takes Place In A World Where Royalty Can Transform Into Dragons". Siliconera. Retrieved 27 June 2018.