Kensuke Tanabe

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Kensuke Tanabe
Kensuke Tanabe as seen in the Iwata Asks for Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Full Name Kensuke Tanabe
Born January 26 1963[1]
Occupation at Nintendo Producer, game designer, manager, executive officer

Kensuke Tanabe (田邊 賢輔) is a Japanese video game developer and producer employed by Nintendo. Tanabe, after graduating from the Visual Concept Planning Department of the Osaka University of Arts, decided to join Nintendo and was first enrolled into Nintendo EAD in 1986. One of his first assignement was developing a prototype for a vertical scrolling-focused Mario-style platformer, which would serve as the basis of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic[2].

Tanabe currently works as the head of Nintendo SPD No. 3, a division of Nintendo focused on assisting coproductions with western developers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shokugan's Link's Awakening guide (translation available at glitterberri)
  2. ^ The Secret History of Super Mario Bros. 2
  3. ^ Iwata Asks: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  4. ^ Iwata Asks: Donkey Kong Country Returns
  5. ^ Iwata Asks: Game & Wario