Aya Kyogoku
Company Nintendo (2003-present)
Current Position Project Leader
First game deSpira
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Latest game Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Aya Kyogoku is one of the producers for Animal Crossing series. She got her start at Nintendo with Four Swords Adventures as a Script Writer.


She started working in the game industry in 2000 with Atlus and continued working there until 2003 when she was hired by Nintendo. She started with the Legend of Zelda series, working as a script writer and planner and was later moved to work on the Animal Crossing series. As director of New Leaf, she led a revolutionary movement within Nintendo with the women designers.

Game Works



Video:Developer Interview with Risa Tabata and Aya Kyogoku

Nintendo Dream: Happy Home Designer

Iwata Asks

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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