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Hideki Konno

NameHideki Konno
BornMay 13, 1965
Chiba, Japan
OccupationDesigner
Director
Producer
Known ForLuigi’s Mansion
Mario Kart Series
Years active1987-Present

Hideki Konno - Gameography

Hideki Konno is a video game director and producer who works for Nintendo. He joined the company in April 1986 where he worked on titles such as Ice Hockey, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. Konno went on to co-direct Super Mario Kart with Tadashi Sugiyama, where he oversaw the technological aspects of the game. This work led him to direct Mario Kart 64 and eventually became the main producer of the Mario Kart Series.

Konno would become the group manager of Nintendo EAD 1 where he was the lead producer for the Mario Kart and Nintendogs series of games, among others. Konno was also the hardware director for the Nintendo 3DS, and worked on most of the connectivity features of the console such as StreetPass and SpotPass.

In 2015, Konno began managing Nintendo’s mobile projects at their Entertainment Planning & Development division. He has produced the mobile games Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.  Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile spin-off which has been downloaded over 14 million times and has grossed over $500 million for Nintendo.

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Iwaka Asks with Hideki Konno

Nintendo 3DS - Iwata Asks with Hideki Konno
Mario Kart 7 - Iwata Asks with Hideki Konno
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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Ice Hockey BoxIce HockeyFamicom Disk System
NES
Nintendo R&D4
Nintendo R&D2
NintendoDirectorSports
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1990Super Mario World BoxSuper Mario WorldSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoMap DirectorPlatformer
1991SimCity BoxSimCitySuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorCity Builder
1992Hideki KonnoSuper Mario KartSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorKart Racing
1995Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island BoxSuper Mario World 2: Yoshi’s IslandSNES
Super Famicom
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatform
1996Mario Kart Hideki KonnoMario Kart 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorKart Racing
1997Yoshi's Story BoxYoshi's StoryNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoSystem DirectorPlatformer
1998F-Zero X BoxF-Zero XNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoAdvisorRacing
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror
2003The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Aventure
2005Geist BoxGeistGameCuben-Space
Nintendo
NintendoProducerAction-Adventure
2005Nintendogs BoxNintendogsNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPet Simulation
2005Mario Kart DS BoxMario Kart DSNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 1NintendoProducerRacing
2008Mario Kart Wii BoxMario Kart WiiWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2011Nintendogs + CatsNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPet Simulation
2011Mario Kart 7 BoxMario Kart 7Nintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Retro Studios
NintendoProducerRacing
2014Mario Kart 8 BoxMario Kart 8Wii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2017Fire Emblem Heroes BoxFire Emblem HeroesAndroid
iOS
Intelligent SystemsNintendoProducerTactical RPG
2017Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BoxMario Kart 8 DeluxeNintendo SwitchNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2017Animal Crossing Pocket Camp BoxAnimal Crossing: Pocket CampAndroid
iOS
Nintendo EPD
Ndcube
NintendoProducerSimulation
2018Dragalia Lost BoxDragalia LostAndroid
iOS
Cygames, Inc
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerAction
RPG
2019Dr Mario World BoxDr. Mario WorldAndroid
iOS
LINE Corporation
NHN Entertainment Corp
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerPuzzle
2019Mario Kart Tour BoxMario Kart TourAndroid
iOS
DeNA Co, Ltd
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerKart Racer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Doki Doki Panic BoxYume Kojo: Doki Doki PanicFamicomNintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Super Mario Bros 2 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 2Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1988Ice Hockey BoxIce HockeyFamicom Disk System
NES
Nintendo R&D4
Nintendo R&D2
NintendoDirectorSports
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoAssistant Director
Designer
Platformer
1990Super Mario World BoxSuper Mario WorldSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoMap DirectorPlatformer
1991SimCity BoxSimCitySuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorCity Builder
1992Hideki KonnoSuper Mario KartSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorKart Racing
1995Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island BoxSuper Mario World 2: Yoshi’s IslandSNES
Super Famicom
Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatform
1996Mario Kart Hideki KonnoMario Kart 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorKart Racing
1997Yoshi's Story BoxYoshi's StoryNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoSystem DirectorPlatformer
2001Luigi's MansionLuigi's MansionGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorAction-Adventure
Survival Horror

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2005Geist BoxGeistGameCuben-Space
Nintendo
NintendoProducerAction-Adventure
2005Nintendogs BoxNintendogsNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPet Simulation
2005Mario Kart DS BoxMario Kart DSNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 1NintendoProducerRacing
2008Mario Kart Wii BoxMario Kart WiiWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2011Nintendogs + CatsNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPet Simulation
2011Mario Kart 7 BoxMario Kart 7Nintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Retro Studios
NintendoProducerRacing
2014Mario Kart 8 BoxMario Kart 8Wii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2017Fire Emblem Heroes BoxFire Emblem HeroesAndroid
iOS
Intelligent SystemsNintendoProducerTactical RPG
2017Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BoxMario Kart 8 DeluxeNintendo SwitchNintendo EADNintendoProducerRacing
2017Animal Crossing Pocket Camp BoxAnimal Crossing: Pocket CampAndroid
iOS
Nintendo EPD
Ndcube
NintendoProducerSimulation
2018Dragalia Lost BoxDragalia LostAndroid
iOS
Cygames, Inc
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerAction
RPG
2019Dr Mario World BoxDr. Mario WorldAndroid
iOS
LINE Corporation
NHN Entertainment Corp
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerPuzzle
2019Mario Kart Tour BoxMario Kart TourAndroid
iOS
DeNA Co, Ltd
Nintendo EPD
NintendoProducerKart Racer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2003The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker BoxThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Aventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1998F-Zero X BoxF-Zero XNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoAdvisorRacing