Nintendo EAD Software Group No. 4 is a video game developer under the Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development structure. Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka are the heads of this group and the others (which are numbered 1-4 and Tokyo), though the general manager and producer of this one is Hiroyuki Kimura. EAD4 works on specific franchises including sidescrolling Mario games, the Brain Academy series, and the Pikmin franchise. Initially EAD4 was created specifically to work on major handheld titles, though the division soon absorbed the team that worked on the Pikmin games. Soon after this they would start to develop games for Nintendo's home consoles.

Takashi Tezuka mentioned in an interview with Nintendo Power than many people from Nintendo R&D2, the creators of the Super Mario Advance series, were brought over to this group, and that they were very excited about working on New Super Mario Bros. In 2008 EAD 4 recreated Pikmin and Pikmin 2 for the Wii's New Play Control! series. In 2009 they created the sequel to New Super Mario Bros., calling it New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

List of video games

Key people

  • Hiroyuki Kimura - Manager and producer of video games. Director of Yoshi Touch & Go.
  • Shigefumi Hino - Big Brain Academy, New Super Mario Bros., director of Pikmin series, creator of Yoshi.
  • Shigeyuki Asuke - Director of New Super Mario Bros., worked heavily on Yoshi Touch & Go and Big Brain Academy.
  • Yoshinobu Tomoaki - Director of both Brain Age titles.

See also

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