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Genyo Takeda Retiring From Nintendo After 45 Years

by GeekyAdminApril 28, 2017
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Genyo Takeda Retiring From Nintendo After 45 Years

Genyo Takeda Retiring From Nintendo After 45 Years of service…

Genyo Takeda the man behind some of Nintendo’s best games, consoles and technology is retiring in June at the age of 68 years old.  Takeda has worked for Nintendo since 1971, working on some of the all time greats such as Punch Out and Dr Mario 64.
He also created the battery save capability in the original Legend of Zelda, as well as the many other games, he also designed the analogue sticks on the N64 as well as leading the design of the Wii-U.

  • EVR Race
  • Sheriff
  • Space Firebird
  • Popeye
  • Punch-Out!!
    • Super Punch-Out!!
    • Arm Wrestling
  • StarTropics
    • Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Pilotwings 64
  • Pokémon Puzzle League
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Punch-Out!! (NES)
  • StarTropics
    • Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II
  • StarTropics
    • Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II
Special Thanks
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Punch-Out!! (Wii)

He also had a hand in designing the Wii, the motion controls of which were a revelation for millions of new gamers — and the Wii U, which, despite being remembered as something of a failure to launch, was actually a pretty great idea and clearly the genesis for the Switch.

It’s people like Takeda who have surely helped Nintendo stay true to itself, for better and for worse, over the years. That many years in an industry (45 is surely among the top scores at Nintendo) brings with it perspective on what persists through the decades when it comes to the business of making things fun.

According to the statement Nintendo released today, that Takeda is retiring as of this June and will be replaced as a Nintendo Representative Director by Ko Shiota, who currently heads up the Platform Technology Development Division..




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