Aya Kyogoku
Aya Kyogoku
Born Osaka, Japan
Company Atlus (2000-2003)
Nintendo (since 2003)
Current Position Project Leader
First game deSpira
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Latest game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Aya Kyogoku is a videogame scriptwriter and designer, mostly known for her work in the Animal Crossing series. She was a Project Leader on Nintendo EAD 2 before the reestructure to Nintendo EPD.


She started working in the game industry in 2000 with Atlus and continued working there until September 2003, when she was hired by Nintendo. She got her start at the company as a scriptwriter on two Legend of Zelda titles: Four Swords Adventures and Twilight Princess.

She later moved to work on the Animal Crossing series, starting with City Folk. She was a co-director of New Leaf with Isao Moro, where she led a revolutionary movement within Nintendo with the women designers. Since Happy Home Designer, she has become the co-producer of the series, along with Hisashi Nogami.

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