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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
Type Subsidiary of Nintendo
Founded March 30, 1993, March 30, 1988
Headquarters Japan Kyoto, Tokyo
Key people Shigeru Miyamoto: General Manager
Takashi Tezuka: General Manager
Industry Video games
Products Various video game titles
Employees 800~
Website Nintendo Co. Ltd

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (or EAD; formerly Research & Development Team 4) 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 who work concurrently on different projects.[3]

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Current structure

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EAD Software Group No. 1

Manager/Producer: Hideki Konno

Games developed:

Title Released
Luigi's Mansion September 14, 2001 (JP)
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! November 7, 2003 (JP)
Nintendogs April 21, 2005 (JP)
Mario Kart DS November 14, 2005 (NA)
Wii Fit December 1, 2007 (JP)
Mario Kart Wii April 10, 2008 (JP)
Wii Fit Plus October 1, 2009 (JP)

EAD Software Group No. 2

Manager/Producer: Katsuya Eguchi

Games developed:

Title Released
Animal Crossing April 14, 2001 (JP)
Animal Crossing: Wild World November 23, 2005 (JP)
Wii Sports November 19, 2006 (NA)
Wii Play December 2, 2006 (JP)
Wii Music October 16, 2008 (JP)
Animal Crossing: City Folk November 16, 2008 (JP)
Wii Sports Resort June 25, 2009 (JP)

EAD Software Group No. 3

Manager/Producer: Eiji Aonuma

Games developed:

Title Released
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask May 27, 2000 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker December 13, 2002 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures March 18, 2004 (JP)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess November 19, 2006 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass June 23, 2007 (JP)
Link's Crossbow Training November 19, 2007 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks December 7, 2009 (NA)
The Legend of Zelda: Wii 2010

EAD Software Group No. 4

Manager/Producer: Hiroyuki Kimura

  • Games developed:
Title Released
Super Mario 64 DS November 21, 2004 (NA)
Yoshi Touch and Go January 27, 2005 (JP)
Big Brain Academy June 30, 2005 (JP)
New Super Mario Bros. May 15, 2006 (NA)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree April 26, 2007 (JP)
New Play Control! Pikmin December 25, 2008 (JP)
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 March 15, 2009 (JP)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii November 12, 2009 (AUS)

EAD Software Group Tokyo

Manager/Producer: Takao Shimizu

  • Games developed:
Title Released
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat December 16, 2004 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy November 1, 2007 (JP)
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat December 11, 2008 (JP)
Flipnote Studio December 24, 2008 (JP)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010

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 Famicom
Excitebike Shigeru Miyamoto - Soyo Oka 1984 NES
Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Kōji Kondō 1985 NES
Ice Climber Shigeru Miyamoto Kenji Miki Akito Nakatsuka 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels) Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kōji Kondō 1986 FDS
Nazo no Murasame-jō (Riddle of Murasame Castle) Keizo Kato Minoru Maeda Kōji Kondō 1986 FDS
The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Kōji Kondō 1987 NES
Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (Dream Factory Throb-Throb Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Kōji Kondō 1987 FDS
Super Mario Bros. 2 (based on Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic) Shigeru Miyamoto Kensuke Tanabe Kōji Kondō 1987 NES
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Akito Nakatsuka 1987 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kōji Kondō 1988 NES
Super Mario World Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kōji Kondō 1990 SNES
F-Zero Shigeru Miyamoto Kazunobu "Isshin" Shimizu Yumiko Kanki,
Naoto Ishida
1990 SNES
Pilotwings Shigeru Miyamoto Tadashi Sugiyama Soyo Oka,
Kōji Kondō
1990 SNES
SimCity Shigeru Miyamoto Hideki Konno Soyo Oka 1991 SNES
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Shigeru Miyamoto Takashi Tezuka Kōji Kondō 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 Kōji Kondō,
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
Kōji Kondō 1995 SNES
Mole Mania Shigeru Miyamoto Masayuki Kameyama Taro Bando 1996 GB
Super Mario 64 Shigeru Miyamoto Shigeru Miyamoto Kōji Kondō 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 Kōji Kondō,
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
Kōji Kondō 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,
Tōru 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,
Tōru 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,
Tōru 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
Kōji Kondō,
Tōru 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,
Tōru Minegishi
2001 N64, GCN
Super Mario Sunshine Shigeru Miyamoto Yoshiaki Koizumi,
Kenta Usui
Kōji Kondō,
Shinobu Tanaka
2002 GCN
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Eiji Aonuma Kōji Kondō,
Kenta Nagata,
Hajime Wakai,
Tōru Minegishi
2003 GCN
Pokemon 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
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Eiji Aonuma,
Shigeru Miyamoto
Toshiaki Suzuki Asuka Ōta,
Kōji Kondō
2004 GCN
Pikmin 2 Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takashi Tezuka
Shigefumi Hino,
Masamishi Abe
Hajime Wakai 2004 GCN
Super Mario 64 DS Shigeru Miyamoto Shinichi Ikematsu Kōji Kondō,
Kenta Nagata
2004 NDS
Yoshi Touch & Go Takashi Tezuka Hiroyuki Kimura Tōru 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 Kōji Kondō,
Tōru Minegishi,
Asuka Ōta
2006 GCN, Wii
Wii Sports Katsuya Eguchi,
Kiyoshi Mizuki,
Shigeru Miyamoto
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,
Tōru Minegishi
2007 NDS
Super Mario Galaxy Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Shimizu
Yoshiaki Koizumi Mahito Yokota
Kōji Kondō
2007 Wii
Link's Crossbow Training Eiji Aonuma Makoto Miyanaga Kenta Nagata 2007 Wii
Wii Fit Tadashi Sugiyama,
Shigeru Miyamoto,
Takao Sawano
Hiroshi Matsunaga Tōru 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,
Tōru 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 Tōru Minegishi,
Manaka Tominaga,
Asuka Ōta,
Kōji Kondō
2009 NDS

References

  1. ^ a b 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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Nintendo EAD
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Founded 1989
Founder(s) Satoru Iwata
Located Kyoto, Japan
Website http://nintendo.com/

Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (or EAD; formerly Research & Development Team 4) is the largest development group inside Nintendo of Japan, under the management of Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka and Takao Sawano.

There are six sub-departments within the EAD division; five at Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, and one in Tokyo.

EAD is best-known for their work on games in the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, and Donkey Kong franchises, among several others.

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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (or EAD; formerly Research & Development Team 4) is the largest division inside Nintendo of Japan, under the management of Shigeru Miyamoto. This team mostly focuses on the development of games.

EAD is best-known for their work on games in the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, and Donkey Kong franchises, among several other titles.

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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (Nintendo EAD for short) is Nintendo's biggest game studio. It's responsible for making many of Nintendo's biggest games, including the Mario series and The Legend of Zelda series.


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