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Tatsumi Kimishima

Game Credits


Kirby Star Allies (2018)   (Executive Producer)
Luigi's Mansion (2018)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Tennis Aces (2018)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Quest (2018)   (Executive Producers)
Super Mario Party (2018)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare: Gold (2018)   (Executive Producer)
Arms (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Ever Oasis (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Hey! Pikmin (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby Battle Royale (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby's Blowout Blast (2017)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's... (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Sports: Superstars (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Ultra Moon (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Ultra Sun (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Snipperclips: Cut it out, together! (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Splatoon 2 (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Super Mario Odyssey (2017)   (Executive Producers)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (2017)   (Executive Producer)
Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)   (Executive Producer)
BoxBoxBoy! (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Disney Art Academy (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party: Star Rush (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Miitopia (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Moon (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Sun (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Star Fox Guard (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Star Fox Zero (2016)   (Executive Producers)
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Tank Troopers (2016)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (2015)   (Executive Producers)
Nintendo Badge Arcade (2015)   (Executive Producer)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (2014)   (Executive Producer)


Mario Party 8 (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Mario Party DS (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Battalion Wars (2005)   (Special Thanks)
DK: King of Swing (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Geist (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Mario Party 7 (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Pokémon Trozei! (2005)   (Special Thanks To)
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005)   (Special Thanks To)
Trace Memory (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Mario Golf: Advance Tour (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Mario Party 6 (2004)   (Special Thanks To )
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)   (Special Thanks )
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)   (SPECIAL THANKS)
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)   (NoA Special Thanks)
WarioWare: Touched! (2004)   (Special Thanks)
WarioWare: Twisted! (2004)   (Special Thanks)
1080° Avalanche (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Fire Emblem (2003)   (Special Thanks)
F-Zero GX (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Kirby Air Ride (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003)   (Special Thanks To )
Mario Party 5 (2003)   (Special Thanks To )
Metroid Fusion (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Metroid Prime (2002)   (Special Thanks)

Developer Biography

Tatsumi Kimishima (君島 達己) was born on April 27, 1950. After working 27 years at the now-defunct Sanwa Bank, one of Japan's major banks, he was hired by Nintendo in 2000 to serve as Chief Financial Officer of The Pokémon Company. He quickly rose through the ranks of the organization, being named president of Pokémon USA in 2001, then succeeding Minoru Arakawa as president of Nintendo of America the following year, and finally becoming chairman and CEO of NOA in 2006.

In 2013, Kimishima was again promoted, this time to Managing Director of Nintendo, and eventually became the fifth president of the company in September 2015, shortly after the death of Satoru Iwata from a bile duct tumor.

Under Kimishima, Nintendo has released a new gaming console called the Switch, while at the same time continuing its expansion into mobile gaming promised under Iwata, thus "staying the course", as one analyst puts it.

In June 2018 Kimishima stepped down as president, being succeeded by Shuntaro Furukawa.

Last updated: Oct 17, 2018