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What Nintendo's developers are woking on 2018

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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)

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?

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?

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

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

Super Mario Run 12.15.16

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

Star Fox Zero 05.21.16
Star Fox Guard 05.21.16
Tank Troopers 12.21.16

New IP?

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

Tomodachi Life 04.18.13
Rhythm Heaven Megamix 06.11.15
Miitomo 03.17.16

Warioware Switch?
New IP?

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

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


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)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 04.28.17
Arms 06,16.17

Mario Kart 9?
1080 Snowboarding remake?

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

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

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

Mario Vs DK Switch?

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

Monolith Soft
President - Tetsuya Takahashi
History - XenoBlade, Soma Bringer, Baten Kaitos
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

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

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

[Nintendo Game Affiliates]

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

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?

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

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

Mario & Luigi Switch?

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

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

Mario Tennis Aces

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

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

- 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

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

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

- Recent: The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes (with Nintendo EPD, Ever Oasis
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?

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

- Recent: Chibi Robo - Zip Lash (co-developed)
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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