|Type||Division of Nintendo|
|Founded||July 15, 1983|
|Headquarters||Kyoto, Japan (1-4) |
Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development, commonly shortened to Nintendo EAD, is a division of Nintendo and is the largest of all of Nintendo's divisions. Famous developers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka serve as the heads of the EAD division, with varying degrees of involvement in each title developed. The Chief Production Officer is Satoru Iwata. They are best known for work on the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, and Pikmin franchises.
In 2004 Nintendo underwent a corporate restructuring, in which several members of the Nintendo Research & Development 1 and Nintendo Research & Development 2 were reassigned under the EAD banner. Nintendo EAD is itself split into five separate teams in Kyoto who work concurrently on different projects in addition to a sister group in Tokyo.
- Nintendo EAD Software Development and Design
- Nintendo EAD Design Technology
- In F-Zero GX, there is a character named Mr. EAD, which possibly parodies EAD. Also of note is that his belt has a Star on it. Also, Mr. EAD has his own trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
|First party||Brownie Brown - Creatures Inc. - HAL Laboratory - Intelligent Systems - Monoloth Soft - Nd Cube - Nintendo EAD - Nintendo Network Service Development - Nintendo Software Design & Development - Nintendo Software Planning & Development - Nintendo Software Technology - Nintendo Technology Development - Project Sora - Retro Studios|
|Second Party||AlphaDream - Ambrella - Camelot Software Planning - Game Freak - Genius Sonority - Good-Feel - Monster Games - Next Level Games - Noise - Paon - skip Ltd.|
|Former affiliates||Cing - Factor 5 - Left Field Productions - Marigul Management - Rare Ltd. - Silicon Knights|