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Hiroyuki Kimura

NameHiroyuki Kimura
BornJune 1, 1965
Ichikawa Prefecture
Japan
OccupationDesigner
Producer
Known ForMetroid II: Return of Samus
New Super Mario Series
Years active1988-Present

Hiroyuki Kimura - Gameography

Hiroyuki Kimura is a Japanese video game director and producer at Nintendo. Kimura joined Nintendo in 1988 as a trainee and was assigned to the Super Mario Bros 3 development team. Kimura worked as a character designer on Super Mario Bros 3 and helped design the Lava Lotus and Spike characters. After the release of Super Mario Bros 3, Kimura was assigned to Nintendo R&D1 as a designer where he directed Metroid 2: Return of Samus for the Game Boy.

Kimura worked as a designer on Super Metroid before transferring to Shigeru Miyamoto’s Nintendo EAD Group. Kimura designed the Maridia area in Super Metroid. While working for EAD he directed most of the Super Mario Advance titles and eventually became producer of most games in the Big Brain Academy, New Super Mario Bros and New Play Control! Series.

Kimura became the manager of Nintendo EAD Software Group No. 4 and after producing Pikmin 3, Nintendo when through an organization redesign. Nintendo EPD was created, and Kimura became progress manager for various games as well as retaining his role as co-producer on the 2D Mario series.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1989Golf Game Boy BoxGolfGame BoyIntelligent SystemsNintendoDesignerSports
1990Knight Move BoxKnight MoveFamicom Disk SystemJV DialogNintendoDesignerPuzzle
1991Metroid II Return of Samus BoxMetroid II: Return of SamusGame BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Action-Adventure
1992Super Mario Land 2 BoxSuper Mario Land 2: 6 Golden CoinsGame BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoTesterPlatformer
1994Super Metroid BoxSuper MetroidSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo R&D1
Intelligent Systems
NintendoBackground DesignerAction-Adventure
1995Mario Clash BoxMario ClashVirtual BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoDirectorPlatformer
Action
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoGraphic DesignerRacing
2000Banjo-Tooie BoxBanjo-TooieNintendo 64RareNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2000Mario Artist Communication KitMario Artist: Communication KitNintendo 64DDNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksArt
2000Mario Artist Talent StudioMario Artist: Talent StudioNintendo 64DDNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Designer
Art
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2001Super Mario Advance BoxSuper Mario AdvanceGame Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoArt DirectorPlatform
2001Super Mario Advance 2 BoxSuper Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatformer
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksFighting
2002Metroid Prime BoxMetroid PrimeGameCubeRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2002Super Mario Advance 3 BoxYoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatformer
2003Super Mario Advance 4 BoxSuper Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3Game Boy AdvanceNintendo R&D2NintendoDirectorPlatformer
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2004The Legend of Zelda - Four Swords Adventures BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventureGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2005Big Brain Academy BoxBig Brain AcademyNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerEducational
2005Yoshi Touch and Go BoxYoshi Touch & GoNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 4NintendoDirectorPlatformer
2006New Super Mario Bros BoxNew Super Mario Bros.Nintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPlatformer
2007Big Brain Academy Wii Degree BoxBig Brain Academy: Wii DegreeWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerEducational
2008New Play Control! Donkey Kong - Jungle Beat BoxNew Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle BeatWiiNintendo EAD TokyoNintendoGeneral ProducerPlatformer
2008New Play Control! Pikmin BoxNew Play Control! PikminWiiNintendo EAD4NintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2009New Play Control! Pikmin 2 BoxNew Play Control! Pikmin 2WiiNintendo EAD4NintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2009New Super Mario Bros Wii BoxNew Super Mario Bros. WiiWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerPlatformer
2009New Play Control! Metroid Prime BoxNew Play Control! Metroid PrimeWiiRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2009New Play Control! Metroid Prime 2: EchoesWiiRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2009New Play Control! Chibi-Robo BoxNew Play Control! Chibi-Robo!WiiSkip Ltd.
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
Adventure
2010Donkey Kong Country Returns BoxDonkey Kong Country ReturnsWiiRetro StudiosNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2012New Super Mario Bros 2 BoxNew Super Mario Bros. 2Nintendo 3DSNintendo EAD Group No. 4NintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2012New Super Mario Bros U BoxNew Super Mario Bros. UWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2013New Super Luigi U BoxNew Super Luigi UWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2013Pikmin 3 BoxPikmin 3Wii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2015Super Mario Maker BoxSuper Mario MakerWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer
2016Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS BoxSuper Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoProgress SupervisorAction
2017Arms BoxArmsNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoProduction ManagerFighting
2017Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BoxMario Kart 8 DeluxeNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoProgress ManagerKart Racing
2019New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe BoxNew Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeNintendo SwitchNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2019Super Mario Maker 2 BoxSuper Mario Maker 2Nintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCharacter DesignPlatformer
1989Golf Game Boy BoxGolfGame BoyIntelligent SystemsNintendoDesignerSports
1990Knight Move BoxKnight MoveFamicom Disk SystemJV DialogNintendoDesignerPuzzle
1991Metroid II Return of Samus BoxMetroid II: Return of SamusGame BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Action-Adventure
1994Super Metroid BoxSuper MetroidSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo R&D1
Intelligent Systems
NintendoBackground DesignerAction-Adventure
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoGraphic DesignerRacing
2000Mario Artist Talent StudioMario Artist: Talent StudioNintendo 64DDNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Designer
Art

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1991Metroid II Return of Samus BoxMetroid II: Return of SamusGame BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Graphic Designer
Action-Adventure
1995Mario Clash BoxMario ClashVirtual BoyNintendo R&D1NintendoDirectorPlatformer
Action
2000Mario Artist Talent StudioMario Artist: Talent StudioNintendo 64DDNintendo R&D1NintendoDirector
Designer
Art
2001Super Mario Advance BoxSuper Mario AdvanceGame Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoArt DirectorPlatform
2001Super Mario Advance 2 BoxSuper Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatformer
2002Super Mario Advance 3 BoxYoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3Game Boy AdvanceNintendo EADNintendoDirectorPlatformer
2003Super Mario Advance 4 BoxSuper Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3Game Boy AdvanceNintendo R&D2NintendoDirectorPlatformer
2005Yoshi Touch and Go BoxYoshi Touch & GoNintendo DSNintendo EAD Group No. 4NintendoDirectorPlatformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2005Big Brain Academy BoxBig Brain AcademyNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerEducational
2006New Super Mario Bros BoxNew Super Mario Bros.Nintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerPlatformer
2007Big Brain Academy Wii Degree BoxBig Brain Academy: Wii DegreeWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerEducational
2008New Play Control! Donkey Kong - Jungle Beat BoxNew Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle BeatWiiNintendo EAD TokyoNintendoGeneral ProducerPlatformer
2008New Play Control! Pikmin BoxNew Play Control! PikminWiiNintendo EAD4NintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2009New Play Control! Pikmin 2 BoxNew Play Control! Pikmin 2WiiNintendo EAD4NintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2009New Super Mario Bros Wii BoxNew Super Mario Bros. WiiWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerPlatformer
2012New Super Mario Bros 2 BoxNew Super Mario Bros. 2Nintendo 3DSNintendo EAD Group No. 4NintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2012New Super Mario Bros U BoxNew Super Mario Bros. UWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2013New Super Luigi U BoxNew Super Luigi UWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2013Pikmin 3 BoxPikmin 3Wii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerReal-Time Strategy
2015Super Mario Maker BoxSuper Mario MakerWii UNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer
2016Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS BoxSuper Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer
2019New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe BoxNew Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeNintendo SwitchNintendo EADNintendoCo-ProducerPlatformer
2019Super Mario Maker 2 BoxSuper Mario Maker 2Nintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoCo-ProducerLevel Editor
Platformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2000Banjo-Tooie BoxBanjo-TooieNintendo 64RareNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2000Mario Artist Communication KitMario Artist: Communication KitNintendo 64DDNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksArt
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksFighting
2002Metroid Prime BoxMetroid PrimeGameCubeRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoSpecial ThanksPuzzle
2004The Legend of Zelda - Four Swords Adventures BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AdventureGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2009New Play Control! Metroid Prime BoxNew Play Control! Metroid PrimeWiiRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2009New Play Control! Metroid Prime 2: EchoesWiiRetro Studios
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-Adventure
2009New Play Control! Chibi-Robo BoxNew Play Control! Chibi-Robo!WiiSkip Ltd.
Nintendo
NintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
Adventure
2010Donkey Kong Country Returns BoxDonkey Kong Country ReturnsWiiRetro StudiosNintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Mario Kart Super Circuit BoxMario Kart: Super CircuitGame Boy AdvanceIntelligent SystemsNintendoSupervisorRacing
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoProgress SupervisorAction