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Nintendo promotes Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma

Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami and Animal Crossing’s Aya Kyogoku see job boosts too

Nintendo promotes Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma

Nintendo has promoted long-time Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma.

As spotted by Nintendo Life, the industry veteran will continue to serve as series producer on Zelda but has also taken up the role of deputy general manager at the firm.

Aonuma’s time overseeing the Zelda series has brought strong sales and critical acclaim across the board, with Breath of the Wild becoming the highest selling entry in the series to date.

During E3 a sequel to Breath of the Wild was confirmed to be in development for the Nintendo Switch.

Moving up

Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami has also been promoted to deputy manager, while Animal Crossing contributor Aya Kyogoku has been appointed the manager of Production Group No. 5, where she will oversee both Nintendo properties.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was announced in Nintendo E3 direct, with the release date slipping from 2019 to March 20th, 2020.

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