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Yoshio Sakamoto

aka: Y. Sakamoto, 坂本 賀男

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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.

Credited on 51 games

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Metroid Dread (2021 on Nintendo Switch) Producer
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018 on Nintendo Switch) Original Game Supervisors (Nintendo)
The Mummy Demastered (2017 on Windows) WayForward Special Thanks
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017 on Nintendo 3DS) Producer
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016 on Nintendo 3DS) Special Advisor
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (2015 on Nintendo 3DS) General Producers
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014 on Wii U) Supervisors (Original Games)
Bayonetta 2 (2014 on Wii U) Special Thanks
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014 on Nintendo 3DS) Supervisors (Original Games)
Tomodachi Life (2013 on Nintendo 3DS) Producer
Game & Wario (2013 on Wii U) Producer
Nintendo Land (2012 on Wii U) Special Thanks
Kiki Trick (2012 on Wii) Supervisor
Pushmo (2011 on Nintendo 3DS) Special Thanks
Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011 on Wii) General Producers
Metroid: Other M (2010 on Wii) Director
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (2010 on Wii) Producers
Tomodachi Collection (2009 on Nintendo DS) Producer
WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2009 on Nintendo DS) Producers
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008 on Wii) Supervisors (Original Games)

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Yoshio Sakamoto
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