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What Nintendo's developers are woking on 2018

Post by Gameguy1996 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 am

With the advent of Nintendo's new console, growing mobile initiative, and continued support of the 3DS platform - it seems like there has never been a more exciting time to be a Nintendo fan. This upcoming wave of releases - across all three platforms - also officially welcomes the new era of Nintendo R&D management, that sees the largest arrangement of in-house developers working under the vision of one man - Shinya Takahashi.

Updates / Notes 

* Nintendo EAD and Nintendo SPD were merged under one division titled Nintendo EPD
* Shinya Takahashi is the General Manager
* Aim is to balance the development of big and small games across platforms
* Katsuya Eguchi (Kyoto teams), Yoshiaki Koizumi (Tokyo teams), Keisuke Terasaki (External teams) are the Deputy Managers
* Takashi Tezuka and Yoshio Sakamoto are the Executive Officers
* Producers / Team Managers include Kosuke Yabuki, Hisashi Nogami, Kouichi Kawamoto, Koichi Hayashida, Eiji Aonuma.
* Co-Producers / Sub Team Managers include Takayuki Shimamura, Akio Terui, Aya Kyogoku, Hiroshi Matsunga.
* Project Leaders / Directors include Isao Moro, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Yugo Hayashi, Ryutaro Takahashi, Yuichiro Ito, Yosuke Oshino, Takaya Imamura.
* Software Group Managers listed below
* Roughly 700 game developers in-house, 100 middleware / environment developers in-house, hundreds of more assistant developers from subsidiary / external cooperation studios
* Miyamoto is an adviser / supervisor but no longer directly involved


[Nintendo R&D Game Teams]



Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 1
Manager / Producer - Hitoshi Yamagami
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - ?
Project Leader: Genki Yokota (Xenoblade, Fire Emblem)

Recent 
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 12.1.17 (with Monolith Soft)
Fire Emblem Echoes 4.20.17 (with Intelligent Systems)



Next: Fire Emblem Switch with Intelligent Systems
New IP with Monolith Soft
Paper Mario Switch with Intelligent Systems?
Xenoblade Chronicles X 2 with Monolith Soft






Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 2?
Manager / Producer - Hisashi Nogami
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Aya Kyogoku?

-Games-
Splatoon 05.28.15
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 06.30.15
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo 11.02.16
Splatoon 2 07.21.17 with Monolith Soft Kyoto and Tose
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp 11.2117



Next: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp updates
Splatoon 2 updates
Animal Crossing Switch?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 3?
Manager / Producer - Eiji Aonuma
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Makoto Miyanaga?

-Games-
The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes 10.22.15 with 1 Up Studio and Grezzo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 03.03.17 with  Monolith Soft 



Next: New Legend of Zelda game
Zelda mobile?
2D Legend of Zelda game?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 4?
Manager / Producer - Hiroyuki Kimura (May have been replaced)
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Akio Terui

-Games-
New Super Lugi U 07;13.13
Pikmin 3 07.13.13
Super Mario Maker 09.10.15

Super Mario Run 12.15.16


Next
Super Mario Run updates?
Pikmin 4
2D Mario/ Mario Maker Switch?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 5?
Manager / Producer - Tadashi Sugiyama
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Hiroshi Matsunaga

-Games-
Star Fox Zero 05.21.16
Star Fox Guard 05.21.16
Tank Troopers 12.21.16



Next 
New IP?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 7
Manager / Producer - Katsuya Yamano ?
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - N/A

-Games-
Tomodachi Life 04.18.13
Rhythm Heaven Megamix 06.11.15
Miitomo 03.17.16



Next
Warioware Switch?
New IP?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 8 (Tokyo)
Manager / Producer - Koichi Hayashida 
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Kenta Motokura

-Games-
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 11.13.14
NES Remix Pack 12.05.14
Ultimate NES Remix 11.07.14
Super Mario Odyssey 10.27.17



Next


Super Mario Odyssey DLC
Next 3D Mario game


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 9
Manager / Producer - Kosuke Yabuki 
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - Yasuyugi Oyagi?
Project Leader: Kenta Sato (Arms), Yusuke Shiraiwa (Mario Kart 8 DX)

-Games-
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 04.28.17
Arms 06,16.17



Next
Mario Kart 9?
1080 Snowboarding remake?


Nintendo EPD Production Group No. 10? (Tokyo)
Manager / Producer - Takao Shimizu 
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - N/A

-Games-
Nintendo DS Guide: Make It Yourself 11.17.10
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre 12.02.13



Next
Switch app?


Nintendo EPD Smart Device Production Group
Manager / Producer - Hideki Konno
Sub Manager / Co-Producer - N/A
History - MyNintendo, Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes
Current: - Making Animal Crossing Mobile and future Mobile projects



[Nintendo Game Companies]



Nintendo Software Technology
President - Shigeki Yamashiro
History - Super Mario Maker 3DS (port), Metroid Prime Hunters, Mario vs DK
Next

Mario Vs DK Switch?


ND Cube
President - Hidetoshi Endo
History - Mario Party, Wii Party
Next
Mario Party 11?


Monolith Soft
President - Tetsuya Takahashi
History - XenoBlade, Soma Bringer, Baten Kaitos
Next
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC
New IP with EPD 1
Xenoblade Chronicles X 2?


Retro Studios
President - Michael Kelbaugh
History - Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country Returns


Next
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze port
New IP or next DK?


Monolith Soft (Kyoto)
Rep Director - Yasuyuki Honne
History - Graphic Assist Studio
Next
Helping with games


[Nintendo Game Affiliates]



HAL Laboratory
- Recent: Kirby: Planet Robobot, Box Boy 2, Picross 3D Round 2, Kirby Battle Royale

Next
Kirby Star Alies
Kirby Spinoff/mobile game?


Intelligent Systems
- Recent: Fire Emblem Fates and Paper Mario: Color Splash.Fire Emblem Echoes - Shadows of Valencia, Fire Emblem Heroes
- Next: Fire Emblem Heroes updates
Fire Emblem Switch with EPD 1
Paper Mario Switch with EPD 1?


Creatures
- Recent: Great Detective Pikachu.
Next: Great Detective Pikachu part 2
Great Detective Pikachu part 3?


AlphaDream
- Recent: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Minions

Next
Mario & Luigi Switch?


Arzest
- Recent: StreetPass Games DLC and Mario & Sonic Olympics 3DS, Hey! Pikmin
Next
Some Switch spinoff?


Camelot
- Recent: Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, and Golden Sun series.Mario Sports Superstars with Namco
Next

Mario Tennis Aces


Chunsoft (of Spike-Chunsoft)
- Recent: StreetPass Games DLC, Mario & Sonic (3DS)
 Next
Switch game or port


DeNa
- Recent: Cooperation with MyNintendo and Nintendo Mobile Games
- Next: (read above)


Eighting
- Recent: Mini-game support for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo (Animal Crossing Puzzle League)
- Next
Animal Crossing Switch mini-game?


Genius Sonority

Pokemon Shuffle updates


Good-Feel
- Recent: Poochie & Yoshi's Woolly World and StreetPass Games DLC
 Next
 Yoshi Switch



Game Freak
- Recent: Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon,  Ultra Sun / Pokemon Ultra Moon,
Next
Pokemon Switch
Gen 4 remakes?


Grezzo
- Recent: The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes (with Nintendo EPD, Ever Oasis
Next
Link's Awakening remake?


Indies Zero
- Recent: Realistic Escape Game and Co-Developed NES Remix (with Nintendo EPD).
Next: Co-Developing Sushi Striker for Nintendo 3DS with Nintendo EPD (2018)


Mercury Steam
- Recent: Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS with Nintendo EPD (2017)
Next 2D Metroid Switch on Switch with Nintendo EPD?


Sora
- Recent: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U / 3DS with Namco
-Next
Smash Switch/ new game?


Skip
- Recent: Chibi Robo - Zip Lash (co-developed)
Next
Wario Land VB remake?


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Re: What Nintendo's developers are woking on 2018

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 pm

It is really cool to see what they're all working on! Hopefully there's a lot of interesting projects in development we don't know about (and there should be based on the teams we have that we know nothing about as far as what they're currently working on)

One thing I noticed is you had Detective Pikachu listed in parts, but it's all releasing as one package now so it probably won't be anything like that.


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Re: What Nintendo's developers are woking on 2018

Post by queenzelda on Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:32 pm

Detective Pikachu the episodic 3DS title, like how Life IS Strange & King's Quest released except for the 3DS. Impo, it wouldn't work very well with 3DS owners who want their games noa. XD


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