Takaya Imamura, The Man Who Designed Tingle, Has Retired From Nintendo – Kotaku

Today, on his Facebook page, Imamura published a selfie taken outside Nintendos Kyoto head office and composed, “This is my last day going to work. Imamura expressed his appreciation for the past 32 years.
[Note that he pointed out the company is empty because numerous Nintendo staffers are working from house due to the pandemic.]
Imamura initially joined Nintendo in 1989 as a graphic designer, where he cut his teeth on F-Zero. He went on to work on Star Fox, modeling the characters after his colleagues: Fox McCloud, for example, was based on Shigeru Miyamoto, and to design Tingle. Imamura likewise worked as a supervisor on Smash Bros

Today, on his Facebook page, Imamura uploaded a selfie taken outdoors Nintendos Kyoto headquarters and wrote, “This is my last day going to work. Keep in mind that he discussed the company is empty because numerous Nintendo staffers are working from home due to the pandemic. Imamura first joined Nintendo in 1989 as a graphic designer, where he cut his teeth on F-Zero.

In his three decades at Nintendo, Takaya Imamura dealt with some of the companys most renowned video games, consisting of F-Zero, Star Fox, and The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask. He also created Tingle, and for that, we will be forever grateful.

. We thank Imamura for all the great characters and games and want him a pleasurable retirement.

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