Nintendo EAD

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Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, better known as Nintendo EAD, is a division inside Nintendo founded on September 30th, 1983. It develops games in the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, and Pikmin franchises. So far, they have developed all main games in the Pikmin series.

Satoru Iwata was the chief production officer of the division. Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, and Takao Sawano all serve as general managers.


There are two main groups within Nintendo EAD: the Kyoto group and the Tokyo group. Five teams operate in Kyoto, while two operate in Tokyo. Software Development Group No. 4, which is Kyoto-based, is in charge of the development of games in the Pikmin series, and is managed by Hiroyuki Kimura.

Pikmin games developed[edit]

Developed games which reference Pikmin[edit]

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