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Yoshio Sakamoto

Also Known As

  • 坂本 賀男
  • Y. Sakamoto

Game Credits


Metroid Dread (2021)   (Producer)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)   (Original Game Supervisors (Nintendo))
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)   (Producer)
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (2015)   (General Producers)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)   (Supervisors (Original Games))
Game & Wario (2013)   (Producer)
Tomodachi Life (2013)   (Producer)
Kiki Trick (2012)   (Supervisor)
Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011)   (General Producers)
Metroid: Other M (2010)   (Producer)
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (2010)   (Producers)
Tomodachi Collection (2009)   (Producer)
WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2009)   (Producers)
Rhythm Tengoku (2006)   (Producers)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)   (Producers)
WarioWare: Touched! (2004)   (Producers)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003)   (Supervisors)
Wario Land 4 (2001)   (Supervisor )


Game & Wario (2013)   (Game Design)
Metroid: Other M (2010)   (Director)
Rhythm Tengoku (2006)   (Game Design)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)   (Game Design)
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)   (Director )
WarioWare: Touched! (2004)   (Game Design)
Wario World (2003)   (Advisors)
Metroid Fusion (2002)   (Chief Director)
Trade & Battle: Card Hero (2000)   (Director, Game Design)
Game & Watch Gallery (1997)   (Adviser)
Teleroboxer (1995)   (Director)
Super Metroid (1994)   (Director)
X (1992)   (Directed by)
Balloon Kid (1990)   (Director )
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Sh... (1989)   (Original Scenario)
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (1988)   (Original Work (げんさく))
Gumshoe (1986)   (Director & Design (uncredited))
Kid Icarus (1986)   (Assistants)
Metroid (1986)   (Directed By )
Balloon Fight (1985)   (Design (uncredited))


Metroid: Other M (2010)   (Story)
Metroid Fusion (2002)   (Scenario & Story)
Trade & Battle: Card Hero (2000)   (Scriptwriter)
Kaeru no tame ni Kane wa Naru (1992)   (Scenario)
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Sh... (1989)   (Original Work (げんさく))


Metroid (1986)   (Character Designed by)
Wrecking Crew (1985)   (Designed by)

Quality Assurance

Picross DS (2007)   (Supervisor)


Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016)   (Special Advisor)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)   (Supervisors (Original Games))
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Supervisors (Original Games))
Game Boy Camera (included games) (1998)   (Additional Staff)


The Mummy Demastered (2017)   (WayForward Special Thanks)
Bayonetta 2 (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Nintendo Land (2012)   (Special Thanks)
Pushmo (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)   (NCL Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime Pinball (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Galactic Pinball (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
Balloon Kid (1990)   (Special thanks to)


Super Smash Bros.: Melee (2001)   (Original Game Staff)
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Sh... (1989)   (Original Staff)
Kid Icarus (1986)   (Assistants)
Donkey Kong Junior (1982)   (Staff)

Developer Biography

Yoshio Sakamoto (坂本 賀勇), born July 23, 1959, is a Japanese video game designer from Nara. He graduated Osaka University of Arts and has been employed by Nintendo since 1982. His early work consisted primarily of script writing and scenario planning before moving on to the role of game director for Nintendo R&D1's title Metroid - a series he has been creatively involved with ever since, either directing or supervising (Metroid: Other M). He would later form the Team Shikamaru group in the early 90’s within R&D1 to develop storylines for future titles developed by the team.

In 2007, Sakamoto currently resides with the recently formed Nintendo SP&D (Special-Planning & Development) division which consists of members from the now defunct R&D1.

Last updated: Jun 29, 2012

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