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Katsuya Eguchi

NameKatsuya Eguchi
BornMay 15, 1965
Fuchu-City, Tokyo
Japan
OccupationDesigner
Director
Producer
Known ForAnimal Crossing Series
Years active1987-Present

Katsuya Eguchi - Gameography

Katsuya Eguchi is a Japanese video game producer at Nintendo. Eguchi is mainly known as the producer of the Animal Crossing series and has focused the majority of his career on games that would attract a broader more casual audience. In his early career he acted as a level designer on such titles as Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World before moving on the role of director.

Eguchi directed Star Fox for the Super Nintendo, Wave Race 64 for the Nintendo 64 and Animal Crossing for the GameCube. Eguchi was promoted in mid 2000 to Manager of Nintendo EAD software Group No. 2. As the manager of Nintendo EAD 2, Eguchi would lead his team to Produce numerous Animal Crossing titles as well as Wii Sports, Wii Play and Splatoon.

In 2013, Eguchi was promoted to Deputy General Manager of all Nintendo EAD development studios. After Nintendo’s restructuring in 2015, he acquired the title of Deputy General Manager of Nintendo EPD along with Yoshiaki Koizumi.

Known For:

Animal Crossing and Iwata Asks Interviews

IGN Animal Crossing City Folk Interview with Katsuya Eguchi
Katsuya Eguchi - Iwata Asks
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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Famicom Grand Prix F-1 Race BoxFamicom Grand Prix: F-1 RaceFamicom Disk SystemNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDesignerRacing
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDungeon DesignerAction RPG
Platform
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1990Super Mario World BoxSuper Mario WorldSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoArea DirectorPlatformer
1993Star Fox BoxStar FoxSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Software
NintendoDirectorRail Shooter
Shoot 'em up
1995Star Fox 2 BoxStar Fox 2Super Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Games
NintendoDirectorOn-rails Shooter
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorRacing
1997Yoshi's Story BoxYoshi's StoryNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
2000Mario Artist Talent StudioMario Artist: Talent StudioNintendo 64DDNintendo R&D1NintendoAdviserArt
2001Animal Crossing BoxAnimal CrossingGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorLife Simulation
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksFighting
2001Wave Race Blue Storm BoxWave Race: Blue StormGameCubeNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoOriginal Wave Race Project LeadRacing
2002Animal Crossing e BoxAnimal Crossing e+GameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorLife Simulation
2005Animal Crossing Wild World BoxAnimal Crossing: Wild WorldNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2006Star Fox Command BoxStar Fox CommandNintendo DSQ GamesNintendoSupervisorAction
2006Wii sports boxWii SportsWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerSports
2006Wii PlayWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerParty
2007Check Mii Out ChannelCheck Mii Out ChannelWiiNintendoNintendoProducerSocial App
2008Animal Crossing City Folk BoxAnimal Crossing: City FolkWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2008Super Smash Bros Brawl BoxSuper Smash Bros. BrawlWiiGame Arts
HAL Laboratory
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2008Wii Music BoxWii MusicWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoCo-ProducerMusic
2009Wii Sports ResortWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoProducerSports
2011Pilotwings Resort BoxPilotwings ResortNintendo 3DSMonster Games
Nintendo SPD
NintendoSpecial ThanksFlight Simulator
2012Animal Crossing New Leaf BoxAnimal Crossing: New LeafNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Monolith Soft
NintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2012Nintendo LandNintendo LandWii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerParty
2013Wii Sports ClubWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2
Bandai Namco
NintendoProducerSports
2013The Legend of Zelda A Link Between WorldsThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2014Super Smash Bros for Wii U BoxSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UWii U
Nintendo 3DS
Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2015Splatoon BoxSplatoonWii UNintendo EADNintendoGeneral ProducerThird-Person Shooter
2015Animal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoGeneral ProducerSocial Simulation
2015The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DNintendo 3DSGrezzoNintendoSenior ProducerAction-Adventure
2015The Legend of Zelda - Tri Force Heroes BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Tri Force HeroesNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Grezzo
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2016The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HDWii UTantalus
Nintendo EPD
NintendoSenior ProducerAction-Adventure
2016Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome Amiibo BoxAnimal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiiboNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Monolith Soft
NintendoGeneral ProducerSocial Simulation
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoGeneral ProducerAction
2017Arms BoxArmsNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoGeneral ProducerFighting
2017Splatoon 2 BoxSplatoon 2Nintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoGeneral ProducerShooter
2018Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers BoxDillon's Dead-Heat BreakersNintendo 3DSVanpoolNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Tower Defense
2018Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Switch BoxDonkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeNintendo SwitchRetro Studios
Monster Games
Nintendo SPD3
NintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2018Luigi's Mansion 3DS BoxLuigi's MansionNintendo 3DSGrezzo Co. Ltd.NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-adventure
2018Starlink Battle for Atlas BoxStarlink: Battle for AtlasNintendo SwitchUbisoft Toronto
Virtuos
UbisoftProducerAction-Adventure
2019Luigi's Mansion 3 BoxLuigi's Mansion 3Nintendo SwitchNext Level GamesNintendoProject ManagementAction-Adventure
2020Animal Crossing - New Horizons BoxAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNIntendoGeneral ProducersSocial Simulation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1987Famicom Grand Prix F-1 Race BoxFamicom Grand Prix: F-1 RaceFamicom Disk SystemNintendo R&D4
HAL Laboratory
NintendoDesignerRacing
1987Zelda II - The Adventures of Link BoxZelda II: The Adventure of LinkFamicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoDungeon DesignerAction RPG
Platform
1988Super Mario Bros 3 BoxSuper Mario Bros. 3Famicom
NES
Nintendo R&D4NintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
1997Yoshi's Story BoxYoshi's StoryNintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoCourse DesignerPlatformer
2015Animal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoGeneral ProducerSocial Simulation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1990Super Mario World BoxSuper Mario WorldSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EADNintendoArea DirectorPlatformer
1993Star Fox BoxStar FoxSuper Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Software
NintendoDirectorRail Shooter
Shoot 'em up
1995Star Fox 2 BoxStar Fox 2Super Famicom
Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD
Argonaut Games
NintendoDirectorOn-rails Shooter
1996Wave Race 64 BoxWave Race 64Nintendo 64Nintendo EADNintendoDirectorRacing
2001Animal Crossing BoxAnimal CrossingGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorLife Simulation
2002Animal Crossing e BoxAnimal Crossing e+GameCubeNintendo EADNintendoDirectorLife Simulation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2005Animal Crossing Wild World BoxAnimal Crossing: Wild WorldNintendo DSNintendo EADNintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2006Wii sports boxWii SportsWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerSports
2006Wii PlayWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerParty
2007Check Mii Out ChannelCheck Mii Out ChannelWiiNintendoNintendoProducerSocial App
2008Animal Crossing City Folk BoxAnimal Crossing: City FolkWiiNintendo EADNintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2008Wii Music BoxWii MusicWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoCo-ProducerMusic
2009Wii Sports ResortWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2NintendoProducerSports
2012Animal Crossing New Leaf BoxAnimal Crossing: New LeafNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Monolith Soft
NintendoProducerSocial Simulation
2012Nintendo LandNintendo LandWii UNintendo EADNintendoProducerParty
2013Wii Sports ClubWiiNintendo EAD Group No. 2
Bandai Namco
NintendoProducerSports
2015Splatoon BoxSplatoonWii UNintendo EADNintendoGeneral ProducerThird-Person Shooter
2015Animal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoGeneral ProducerSocial Simulation
2015The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DNintendo 3DSGrezzoNintendoSenior ProducerAction-Adventure
2016The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HDWii UTantalus
Nintendo EPD
NintendoSenior ProducerAction-Adventure
2016Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome Amiibo BoxAnimal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiiboNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Monolith Soft
NintendoGeneral ProducerSocial Simulation
2016Tank Troopers BoxTank TroopersNintendo 3DSNintendo EPD
Vitei
NintendoGeneral ProducerAction
2017Arms BoxArmsNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoGeneral ProducerFighting
2017Splatoon 2 BoxSplatoon 2Nintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNintendoGeneral ProducerShooter
2018Starlink Battle for Atlas BoxStarlink: Battle for AtlasNintendo SwitchUbisoft Toronto
Virtuos
UbisoftProducerAction-Adventure
2020Animal Crossing - New Horizons BoxAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsNintendo SwitchNintendo EPDNIntendoGeneral ProducersSocial Simulation

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2006Star Fox Command BoxStar Fox CommandNintendo DSQ GamesNintendoSupervisorAction
2008Super Smash Bros Brawl BoxSuper Smash Bros. BrawlWiiGame Arts
HAL Laboratory
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2013The Legend of Zelda A Link Between WorldsThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
2014Super Smash Bros for Wii U BoxSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UWii U
Nintendo 3DS
Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
NintendoSupervisorFighting
2015The Legend of Zelda - Tri Force Heroes BoxThe Legend of Zelda: Tri Force HeroesNintendo 3DSNintendo EAD
Grezzo
NintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Super Smash Bros. Melee BoxSuper Smash Bros. MeleeGameCubeHAL LaboratoryNintendoSpecial ThanksFighting
2011Pilotwings Resort BoxPilotwings ResortNintendo 3DSMonster Games
Nintendo SPD
NintendoSpecial ThanksFlight Simulator
2018Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers BoxDillon's Dead-Heat BreakersNintendo 3DSVanpoolNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Tower Defense
2018Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Switch BoxDonkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeNintendo SwitchRetro Studios
Monster Games
Nintendo SPD3
NintendoSpecial ThanksPlatformer
2018Luigi's Mansion 3DS BoxLuigi's MansionNintendo 3DSGrezzo Co. Ltd.NintendoSpecial ThanksAction-adventure