Yoshiaki Koizumi is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer currently serving as an Executive Officer at Nintendo. Born in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 1968, Koizumi graduated from the Visual Concept Planning Department of Osaka University of Arts where he studied film, drama and animation. He attended college with the aspiration of becoming a film director however found other opportunities in the video game industry.
Yoshiaki Koizumi is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer currently serving as an Executive Officer at Nintendo. Koizumi began his career in April 1991 when he was assigned to work on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’s manual where he conceived of the game’s backstory, the creation of Hyrule and the story of the three goddesses of Power, Wisdom and Courage.
Super Mario Odyssey is an action-adventure platforming video game developed by Nintendo EPD in collaboration with 1-UP Studio and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Released on October 27, 2017 the game is seen by many as a return to form for the Super Mario series. The game implements open ended, exploration-based gameplay featured in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, moving away from the linear gameplay of prior entries in the series since the release of Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube.
Brownie Brown is a Japanese video game developer that was founded on June 30, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo. On February 1, 2013 the company rebranded as part of an internal organizational restructure to better support co-development of Nintendo games that were being developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development Division, commonly known as Nintendo EAD.