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Hiroshi Ikeda

NameHiroshi Ikeda
BornAugust 10, 1934
Japan
OccupationProducer
Known ForSuper Mario Bros.
Ace Combat
Tekken
Years active1985-2018

Hiroshi Ikeda - Gameography

Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi created the Nintendo Research & Development 4 department in 1983. Nintendo R&D4 was a new development department to complement the other three existing ones in the Nintendo Research & Development division. Yamauchi scouted and hired Hiroshi Ikeda, the former president of Toei Animation in 1983 and appointed Ikeda as the General Manager of the newly founded Research & Development 4 department. Thus, he was Miyamoto’s boss and responsible for assembling a development team for Miyamoto. Although uncredited, Ikeda was the producer of the early R&D4 games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.

Around 1990, Miyamoto became the General Manager of R&D4 while Ikeda departed to become president of a Joint Venture named “Mario Co Ltd”. Mario Co Ltd was founded in 1991 by Nintendo and advertising firm Dentsu. Mario Co Ltd developed a Famicom port of Balloon Kid under the Hello Kitty label, called Hello Kitty World and Sanrio Carnival 2.

Later Ikeda became president of another joint venture. This one was founded between Nintendo and Hudson in 1998 and was called Monegi. Although neither Monegi nor Ikeda appear in credits, this team is the development team behind the Hudson accredited Mario Party series.

At first, Monegi was a Nintendo first party company, but after 2000 it belonged to Hudson. After Mario Party 8 the company seems to have dissolved and the series went on hiatus. Many former Monegi staff now work at ND Cube and develop the new Mario Party games.

Known For:

  • All
  • Designer
  • Media Manager
  • Producer
  • Production
  • Promotion
  • Special Thanks

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1985Super Mario Bros BoxSuper Mario Bros.Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoProducerPlatformer
1990Nintendo World Championships 1990NESNintendo R&D4NintendoProducerCompilation
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
Compilation
1999Star Ixiom BoxStar IxiomPlayStationKuusoukagaku Corp.Namco LimitedSales & PromotionAction
2000MotoGPPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionRacing
2000Seven Molmorth no Kiheitai BoxSeven: Molmorth no KiheitaiPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco LimitedSales & PromotionRPG
Strategy
2004Katamari DamacyPlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Namco LimitedNamco LimitedSpecial ThanksAction
Puzzle
2004Ace Combat 5 The Unsung War BoxAce Combat 5: The Unsung WarPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2004Breakdown BoxBreakdownXboxNamco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2005Death by Degrees BoxDeath by DegreesPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2006Ace Combat Zero: The Belken WarAce Combat Zero: The Belken WarPlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.PromotionAction
2006Ace Combat X Skies of Deception BoxAce Combat X: Skies of DeceptionPSPAccess Games Inc.
Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2006Bounty Hounds BoxBounty HoundsPSPXPEC Entertainment Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
Strategy
2007Ace Combat 6 BoxAce Combat 6: Fires of LiberationXbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Production DepartmentAction
2009Tekken 6 BoxTekken 6Arcade
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PSP
Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games Inc.Media ManagerFighting
Beat 'em up
2017Tekken 7PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bandai Namco Studios Inc.Namco Bandai Games Inc.Senior Game DesignerFighting
2018Katamari Damacy Reroll BoxKatamari Damacy: RerollNintendo SwitchNamco LimitedBandai Namco Entertainment Inc.Special ThanksAction
Puzzle

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2017Tekken 7PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Bandai Namco Studios Inc.Namco Bandai Games Inc.Senior Game DesignerFighting

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2009Tekken 6 BoxTekken 6Arcade
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PSP
Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games Inc.Media ManagerFighting
Beat 'em up

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1985Super Mario Bros BoxSuper Mario Bros.Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoProducerPlatformer
1990Nintendo World Championships 1990NESNintendo R&D4NintendoProducerCompilation
1993Super Mario All-Stars BoxSuper Mario All-StarsSuper Famicom
SNES
Nintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
Compilation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2007Ace Combat 6 BoxAce Combat 6: Fires of LiberationXbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Production DepartmentAction

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1999Star Ixiom BoxStar IxiomPlayStationKuusoukagaku Corp.Namco LimitedSales & PromotionAction
2000MotoGPPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionRacing
2000Seven Molmorth no Kiheitai BoxSeven: Molmorth no KiheitaiPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco LimitedSales & PromotionRPG
Strategy
2004Ace Combat 5 The Unsung War BoxAce Combat 5: The Unsung WarPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2004Breakdown BoxBreakdownXboxNamco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2005Death by Degrees BoxDeath by DegreesPlayStation 2Namco LimitedNamco Hometek Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2006Ace Combat Zero: The Belken WarAce Combat Zero: The Belken WarPlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.PromotionAction
2006Ace Combat X Skies of Deception BoxAce Combat X: Skies of DeceptionPSPAccess Games Inc.
Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
2006Bounty Hounds BoxBounty HoundsPSPXPEC Entertainment Inc.Namco Bandai Games America Inc.Sales & PromotionAction
Strategy

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2004Katamari DamacyPlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Namco LimitedNamco LimitedSpecial ThanksAction
Puzzle
2018Katamari Damacy Reroll BoxKatamari Damacy: RerollNintendo SwitchNamco LimitedBandai Namco Entertainment Inc.Special ThanksAction
Puzzle