Yoshio Sakamoto

aka: Y. Sakamoto, 坂本 賀男
Moby ID: 74231

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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 52 games

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Metroid Prime: Remastered (2023, Nintendo Switch) Special Thanks
Metroid Dread (2021, Nintendo Switch) Producer
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Nintendo Switch) Original Game Supervisors (Nintendo)
The Mummy Demastered (2017, Windows) WayForward Special Thanks
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017, Nintendo 3DS) Producer
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016, Nintendo 3DS) Special Advisor
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (2015, Nintendo 3DS) General Producers
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Wii U) Supervisors (Original Games)
Bayonetta 2 (2014, Wii U) Special Thanks
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Nintendo 3DS) Supervisors (Original Games)
Tomodachi Life (2013, Nintendo 3DS) Producer
Game & Wario (2013, Wii U) Game Design
Nintendo Land (2012, Wii U) Special Thanks
Kiki Trick (2012, Wii) Supervisor
Pushmo (2011, Nintendo 3DS) Special Thanks
Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011, Wii) General Producers
Metroid: Other M (2010, Wii) Producer
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (2010, Wii) Producers
Tomodachi Collection (2009, Nintendo DS) Producer
WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2009, Nintendo DS) Producers

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