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Nintendo has promoted The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma

Nintendo has quietly promoted some of its longest serving producers, including The Legend of Zelda overseer Eiji Aonuma.Â

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 17, 2019

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Nintendo has quietly promoted some of its longest serving producers, including The Legend of Zelda overseer Eiji Aonuma. 

As spotted by the folks over at ResetEra, Nintendo's E3 2019 press page reveals Aonuma has been made deputy general manager. 

That doesn't mean he'll be stepping away from the Zelda franchise, however, and the veteran developer will continue to shape the famous series, having already begun work on the recently announced Breath of the Wild sequel

Splatoon and Animal Crossing producer Hisashi Nogami has also been appointed as a deputy general manager, while fellow Animal Crossing producer and director Aya Kyogoku has been made manager of Production Group No. 5.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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