Nintendo EAD (Company)

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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development or Nintendo EAD, formerly Nintendo Research & Development 4, or Nintendo R&D4, was the largest division inside Nintendo until it merged with Nintendo Software Planning & Development in September 2015, becoming Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development. It was preceded by the Creative Department (クリエイティブ課 Kurieitibu Ka?), a team of designers with backgrounds in art responsible for many different tasks, to which Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka originally belonged. Both served as managers of the EAD studios and were credited in every game developed by the division, with varying degrees of involvement. Nintendo EAD was best known for its work on games in the Donkey Kong, Mario, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, Pikmin, and Animal Crossing series.

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Japan
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Nintendo
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merged
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Nintendo EPD

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
November 21st, 1991 (26 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
November 21st, 1998 (19 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64 / Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
August 5th, 1995 (22 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Super Mario World
November 21st, 1990 (27 years ago)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Super Mario Bros. 3
October 3rd, 1988 (29 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Super Mario 64
June 23rd, 1996 (21 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
December 1st, 1998 (19 years ago)
Game Boy Color
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
June 16th, 2011 (6 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
Star Fox 64
April 27th, 1997 (21 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64
The Legend of Zelda
February 21st, 1986 (32 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Nintendo GameCube / Family Computer Disk System / Game Boy Advance
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Mapping Metroid: Narrative, Space, and Other M()

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