Kensuke Tanabe

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Kensuke Tanabe
Kensuke Tanabe
Born April, 1963
Company Nintendo
Current Position Executive Officer in Nintendo SPD
First game Super Mario Bros. 2
Latest game Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Kensuke Tanabe is an Executive Officer and senior producer at Nintendo SPD and has worked on several games over the years. He primarily works with overseas developers who aren't part of the immediate Nintendo structure such as Next Level Games, Kuju, Nintendo Software Technology in Redmond, Retro Studios, and various others. His first credited game is Super Mario Bros. 2 as its Director.


In 2003, he was made Group Manager of Nintendo SPD3. Since then, he has been sort of promoted to an Executive Officer in Nintendo SPD, with Keisuke Terasaki being the Deputy Manager of SPD3.

Game Works

As a Developer

As a Producer

Special Thanks


Iwata Asks

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (JP)


Donkey Kong Country Returns

Freakyforms (Video)

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

External Links

E3 2013 Bio

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