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Shigeru Miyamoto

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Shigeru Miyamoto
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Current Position General producer of The Legend of Zelda series
Game(s) Worked On
All The Legend of Zelda games
Birthplace and Date Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan
November 16, 1952

Shigeru Miyamoto (宮本 茂 (Miyamoto Shigeru) is a video game designer and producer, creator of The Legend of Zelda series.


During his childhood, Miyamoto enjoyed exploring the countryside and caves around his home, which inspired the creation of The Legend of Zelda. He joined Nintendo in 1977, where he began developing arcade games. While still working in Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom, Miyamoto began developing The Legend of Zelda as a launch title for the Dysk System.[1] Since then, he has worked as the producer of every game in The Legend of Zelda series.

The Legend of Zelda Games

Game Position
The Legend of Zelda Producer, director
The Adventure of Link Producer
A Link to the Past Producer
Link's Awakening Producer
BS The Legend of Zelda Designer
Ocarina of Time Producer, supervisor
Link's Awakening DX Producer
Majora's Mask Producer, supervisor
Oracle of Seasons General producer
Oracle of Ages General producer
A Link to the Past & Four Swords Producer
The Wind Waker Producer
Four Swords Adventures Producer
The Minish Cap General producer
Twilight Princess Producer
Phantom Hourglass General producer
Link's Crossbow Training General producer
Spirit Tracks General producer
Ocarina of Time 3D General producer
Four Swords Anniversary Edition General producer
Skyward Sword General producer
The Wind Waker HD Producer
A Link Between Worlds General producer
Majora's Mask 3D Producer, supervisor
Tri Force Heroes General producer
Twilight Princess HD General producer
Breath of the Wild General producer



  1. "At that time I was working on a Super Mario Bros. compilation for the Famicom, but the Disk System was about to come out, and we needed to develop a launch title for it." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 2)
  2. "You may recall that the opening sequence to The Wind Waker starts off with a mandolin that's played and that's actually sampled from Mr. Miyamoto playing." —Eiji Aonuma (The Legend of Zelda producer talks about the game, the franchise, the past and the future.)