Dan Owsen joined Nintendo of America in the Consumer Service department, answering calls and responding to letters from Nintendo fans. Following this, he became an editor and writer for Nintendo Power. During this same time, he would help with the localization process of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Metroid II: Return of Samus. In the credits of several video games he is listed in the "Special Thanks" section, and he explains that this is due to being involved in several minor jobs such as writing the manuals. He moved to Japan for about three months in the early nineties to assist with the development of Star Fox on the SNES. After becoming one of the initial members of the Nintendo Treehouse, Dan became one of the primary members of Nintendo of America's website. After the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dan Owsen left Nintendo but years later returned as a localization manager.