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Akira Satou

Also Known As

  • 佐藤 明
  • Akira Satoh
  • Akira Sato

Game Credits


Genji: Dawn of the Samurai (2005)   (Development Executives)
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)   (Supervisor)
Hot Shots Golf: Fore! (2004)   (Executive Director)
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (2004)   (Production Supervisors)
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (2003)   (Executive Staff)
Extermination (2001)   (Executive Advisor)
Gran Turismo (1997)   (Chief Development Executive)


Gran Turismo (2009)   (Executive Producers)
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (2007)   (Executive Producers)
Rogue Galaxy (2007)   (Supervisors)
Forbidden Siren 2 (2006)   (Supervisor)
Tourist Trophy: The Real Riding Simulator (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Wild Arms 4 (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Ape Escape Academy (2004)   (Supervisors)
Vib-Ripple (2004)   (Supervisor (スーパーバイザー))
Bombastic (2003)   (Executive Producer)
ChainDive (2003)   (Supervisor)
Hungry Ghosts (2003)   (Supervisors)
Lifeline (2003)   (Executive Producers)
Siren (2003)   (Supervisor)
Wild Arms Alter Code: F (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Ape Escape 2 (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Arc the Lad Collection (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Dark Cloud 2 (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Gran Turismo Concept: 2002 Tokyo-Geneva (2002)   (Executive Producer)
SkyGunner (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Wild Arms 3 (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Gran Turismo 3: A-spec (2001)   (Executive Producer)
Hot Shots Golf 3 (2001)   (Executive Producer)
ICO (2001)   (Supervisor)
Legaia 2: Duel Saga (2001)   (Supervisor)
Mad Maestro! (2001)   (Executive Producers)
Okage: Shadow King (2001)   (Supervisor)
PaRappa the Rapper 2 (2001)   (Executive Producers )
Phase Paradox (2001)   (Executive Producers)
Tsugunai: Atonement (2001)   (Production General Supervisor)
Bealphareth (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Beat Planet Music (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Dark Cloud (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Gekitotsu Toma L'Arc: Tomarunner vs L'Ar... (2000)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
I.Q. Remix+: Intelligent Qube (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Pocket Jiman (2000)   (Executive Producer)
Tiny Bullets (2000)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins (1999)   (Executive Producer ( エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Arc the Lad III (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Brightis (1999)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Gekisō Tomarunner (1999)   (Executive Producer (エケゼクティブプロデューサー))
Global Force: New Battle Nation (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Hot Shots Golf 2 (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Omega Boost (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Poketan (1999)   (Exeutive Producer)
Robbit Mon Dieu (1999)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Um Jammer Lammy (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Wild Arms 2 (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Devil Dice (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Kurushi Final: Mental Blocks (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Legend of Legaia (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Roll Away (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Tomoyasu Hotei: Stolen Song (1998)   (Executive Producers)
Zero Pilot: Ginyoku no Senshi (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Alundra (1997)   (Executive Producer )
Arc the Lad: Monster Game with Casino Game (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Baby Universe (1997)   (Executive Producers)
Crime Crackers 2 (1997)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Elemental Gearbolt (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Ghost in the Shell (1997)   (Executive Producers)
The Granstream Saga (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Hot Shots Golf (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Intelligent Qube (1997)   (Executive Producer)
Velldeselba Senki: Tsubasa no Kunshō (1997)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Arc the Lad II (1996)   (Exective Producer)
Gaball Screen (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Jumping Flash! 2 (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Motor Toon Grand Prix (1996)   (Executive Producer)
PaRappa the Rapper (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Gekitōhen (1996)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブ・プロデューサー))
Wild Arms (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Arc the Lad (1995)   (Exective Producers)
Beyond the Beyond (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Hermie Hopperhead: Scrap Panic (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Jumping Flash! (1995)   (Co-Producer)
Philosoma (1995)   (Co-Producer)
Project: Horned Owl (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Victory Zone: Real Pachinko Simulator (1995)   (Co-Producer)
Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Motor Toon Grand Prix (1994)   (Executive Producer)
Skyblazer (1993)   (Chief Divelopment Exective)


Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (2004)   (Supervisors)
Rapid Reload (1995)   (Planning (企画))
Crime Crackers (1994)   (Planning (企画))


The Legend of Dragoon (1999)   (Chief Development Executive)


Ka 2: Let's Go Hawaii (2003)   (Supervisor)


SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo 3 (2010)   (SCEJ Special Thanks)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (2009)   (Japan Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)   (Special Thanks)
LocoRoco (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Resistance: Fall of Man (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Formula One 04 (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank (2002)   (We would also like to extend a special thanks to)
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Mister Mosquito (2001)   (Special Thanks To)
FantaVision (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Ape Escape (1999)   (Special Thanks)
CTR: Crash Team Racing (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Spyro the Dragon (1998)   (Additional Thanks To)
Zero Divide 2: The Secret Wish (1997)   (Extra Special Thanks)
Shanghai: Triple-Threat (1995)   (Special Thanks to)
Equinox (1993)   (Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation (1993)   (Special Thanks to)


Jeanne d'Arc (2006)   (Supervisors)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)   (Supervisors)
Hook (1992)   (Sony Music Entertainment of Japan)

Developer Biography

Akira Sato joined SCEI in 1993 as one of the founding members. As Deputy President and COO, he made numerous contributions especially in building a new business model in the world of computer entertainment as well as in the area of game software development by discovering new talent and introducing unique content. In November 2005, he stepped down from operating responsibilities, and resumed his executive role as Deputy President, looking after the development of new business areas.

Last updated: Nov 30, 2006

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