Risa Tabata

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Risa Tabata, as seen in the Iwata Asks for Donkey Kong Country Returns

Risa Tabata is a video game producer and supervisor employed by Nintendo since 2001.[1] Tabata works as a producer for Nintendo SPD Group No. 3, primarily overseeing games made by Retro Studios.


Tabata's first task at Nintendo was to assist Kensuke Tanabe in supervising Metroid Prime at Retro Studios.

For Donkey Kong Country Returns, Tabata assumed the same position and briefly assumed producer role near the end of development when Tanabe had to call a week off due to lower back pains. After his return, Kensuke Tanabe let her retain a bigger role in supervising the direction of the project.[2]

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