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Nate Bihldorff

Nathan in 2010.

Nate Bihldorff is the senior director of localization at the Nintendo Treehouse, a division of Nintendo of America that localizes video games for the English speaking audience. Before joining Nintendo's localization team he, like many Nintendo Treehouse employees, wrote for Nintendo Power magazine. He joined the team after Leslie Swan suggested him. His first credited work was for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a play tester. Since then he has worked on several games that have been critically acclaimed such as the Mario role-playing games, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda franchise, Elite Beat Agents and many more. In Metroid Prime he wrote most of the scan descriptions due to Retro Studios having no permanent writers at the time. To date he has been credited in around 100 Nintendo video games.

Nathan has occasionally done voice work in Nintendo games. For example, he is the voice of the Shy Guys in the Mario games, Salvatore in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the nerdy scientist in Metroid: Other M.

Addressing the fans

After the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Nate, under the username Nutron, posted a message on the online video game forum NeoGaf addressing the fans of the series, saying the following:

"Hey there. This is Nate from the Treehouse at NOA. You may remember me from such classics as That One Demo In San Francisco and The Screenshot That Angered Smashboards.
Anyway, it’s general policy that we don’t post on message boards, but with the end drawing near for the Dojo, I got some special dispensation. I was going to post this several places, but since all roads lead to GAF anyway—and since this thread is of such legendary size—I decided this might as well be the only spot.
Anyway, as some of you know, we’ve been working on Brawl with Sakurai-san and his team for several years now, and the Dojo itself for almost a year. Needless to say it’s been a ton of work, though nothing compared to what Sora pulled off, obviously. That said, it’s been a labor of love, and its coming end seems sort of sad. I can’t tell you how many nights I stayed up until Japan Time, knowing what morsel of delectable information was about to be served up and relishing every bit of anticipation from you guys. It really made all the work worthwhile, and I wanted to thank you die-hards that have been around for it all.
I also figured this would be a good spot to ask a favor. Now, I don’t know how many of you guys download daily stages and snapshots from the Smash Service, but for those that do… Look, sorting through 10,000 submissions every week is fun and all, but it breaks my heart to have to ditch some amazing stage because it had an extra-raunchy title. There’s some incredible creativity on display that I’d love to share with the rest of the Smash community, but a little restraint in the naming conventions will go a long way. Yes, we all know it’s hilarious when Diddy Kong goes to town on somebody’s face—I feel that the snapshot medium is also ready for some fresh ideas. Spread the word if you can.
So… Yeah. Have fun with the last seven or so updates. And when the gray day of reckoning comes and Sporsk approaches, pillow in hand, to gently smother this thread at last, do not weep! Smile, because Smash endures, and it is good.
Thanks again, guys."

Game Works

Game System Year Role Other information
Paper Mario Nintendo 64 2001 Localization First project at Nintendo as localization
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Game Boy Advance 2001
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance 2001
Golden Sun Game Boy Advance 2001
Luigi's Mansion Nintendo GameCube 2001
Wave Race: Blue Storm Nintendo GameCube 2001
Pikmin Nintendo GameCube 2001
Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo GameCube 2002
Star Fox Adventures Nintendo GameCube 2002
Animal Crossing Nintendo GameCube 2002 English Writing & Editing
Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance 2002
Metroid Prime Nintendo GameCube 2002
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Game Boy Advance 2002
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Game Boy Advance 2002
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Nintendo GameCube 2003
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Nintendo GameCube 2003
Wario World Nintendo GameCube 2003
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Nintendo GameCube 2003
F-Zero GX Nintendo GameCube 2003
Kirby Air Ride Nintendo GameCube 2003
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance 2003
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GameCube 2003
1080° Avalanche Nintendo GameCube 2003
Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance 2004
Custom Robo: Battle Revolution Nintendo GameCube 2004
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Nintendo GameCube 2004
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance 2004
Pikmin 2 Nintendo GameCube 2004
F-Zero: GP Legend Game Boy Advance 2004
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Nintendo GameCube 2004
Mario Power Tennis Nintendo GameCube 2004
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo GameCube 2004
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS 2004
Star Fox: Assault Nintendo GameCube 2005
WarioWare: Touched! Nintendo DS 2005
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Nintendo GameCube 2005
Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance 2005
Kirby Canvas Curse Nintendo DS 2005
WarioWare Twisted! Game Boy Advance 2005
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Game Boy Advance 2005
Geist Nintendo GameCube 2005
Mario Superstar Baseball Nintendo GameCube 2005
DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance 2005
Mario Party 7 Nintendo Gamecube 2005 Localization Management
Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS 2005
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS 2005
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS 2005
True Swing Golf Nintendo DS 2006
Drill Dozer Game Boy Advance 2006
Chibi-Robo!: Plug Into Adventure! Nintendo GameCube 2006
Metroid Prime: Hunters Nintendo DS 2006
Odama Nintendo GameCube 2006
Super Princess Peach Nintendo DS 2006
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS 2006
Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS 2006
Magnetica Nintendo DS 2006
Star Fox: Command Nintendo DS 2006
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Nintendo DS 2006
Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo DS 2006
Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 2006
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo GameCube / Wii 2006
Wii Sports Wii 2006
Kirby Squeak Squad Nintendo DS 2006
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii 2007
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS 2007
Wario: Master of Disguise Nintendo DS 2007
Custom Robo Arena Nintendo DS 2007
Super Paper Mario Wii 2007
Mario Party 8 Wii 2007 Localization Management
Planet Puzzle League Nintendo DS 2007
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day Nintendo DS 2007
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii 2007
DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS 2007
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS 2007
Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol Nintendo DS 2007
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wii 2007
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day Nintendo DS 2007
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii 2007
Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
Mario Party DS Nintendo DS 2007
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS 2008
Endless Ocean Wii 2008
Professor Layton and the Curious Village Nintendo DS 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii Wii 2008
Dr. Mario Online Rx WiiWare 2008
Magnetica Twist WiiWare 2008
Mario Super Sluggers Wii 2008
Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 2008
Wario Land: Shake It! Wii 2008
Art Style: ORBIENT WiiWare 2008
Art Style: CUBELLO WiiWare 2008
Wii Music Wii 2008
Art Style: ROTOHEX WiiWare 2008
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii 2008
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS 2009
Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS 2009
WarioWare: Snapped! DSiWare 2009
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii 2009
Fossil Fighters Nintendo DS 2009
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Nintendo DS 2009
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Nintendo DS 2009
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii 2009
Eco Shooter: Plant 530 WiiWare 2009
Endless Ocean: Blue World Wii 2010
WarioWare D.I.Y. Nintendo DS 2010
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Wii 2010
Metroid: Other M Wii 2010
Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii 2010
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Nintendo DS 2010
Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii 2010
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Nintendo DS 2010
Mario Sports Mix Wii 2011
Nintendogs + Cats Nintendo 3DS 2011
Steel Diver Nintendo 3DS 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS 2011
Wii Play: Motion Wii 2011
Star Fox 64 3D Nintendo 3DS 2011
Kirby Mass Attack Nintendo DS 2011
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS 2011
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Wii 2011
Fossil Fighters: Champions Nintendo DS 2011
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii / Nintendo 3DS 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii 2011
Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo 3DS 2011 NOA Staff
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS 2011 NOA Localization Management
Rhythm Heaven Fever Wii 2012
Mario Party 9 Wii 2012
Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS 2012
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir Nintendo 3DS 2012
Mario Tennis Open Nintendo 3DS 2012
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Wii 2012
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS 2012
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Nintendo 3DS 2012
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nintendo 3DS 2012
New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U 2012
Nintendo Land Wii U 2012
Brain Age: Concentration Training Nintendo 3DS 2013
Fire Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS 2013
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Nintendo 3DS 2013
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS 2013
New Super Luigi U Wii U 2013
Game & Wario Wii U 2013
Pikmin 3 Wii U 2013
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Nintendo 3DS 2013
The Wonderful 101 Wii U 2013
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U 2013
Wii Party U Wii U 2013
Wii Fit U Wii U 2013
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Wii U 2013
Super Mario 3D World Wii U 2013
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS 2013
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U 2014
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Nintendo 3DS 2014
Yoshi's New Island Nintendo 3DS 2014
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 2014
Mario Golf: World Tour Nintendo 3DS 2014
Mario Kart 8 Wii U 2014
Tomodachi Life Nintendo 3DS 2014
Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo 3DS 2014
Hyrule Warriors Wii U 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Nintendo 3DS / Wii U 2014
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS 2015
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Nintendo 3DS 2015
Fossil Fighters: Frontier Nintendo 3DS 2015
Mario Party 10 Wii U 2015
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Nintendo 3DS 2015
Super Mario Maker Wii U 2015
Yo-kai Watch Nintendo 3DS 2015
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash Nintendo 3DS 2015
Yoshi's Woolly World Wii U 2015
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Nintendo 3DS 2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Wii U 2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U 2015
Devil's Third Wii U 2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Nintendo 3DS 2016
Star Fox Guard Wii U 2016
Star Fox Zero Wii U 2016
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS 2016
Disney Art Academy Nintendo 3DS 2016
Kirby: Planet Robobot Nintendo 3DS 2016
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Nintendo 3DS 2016
BOXBOXBOY! Nintendo 3DS 2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force Nintendo 3DS 2016
Picross 3D: Round 2 Nintendo 3DS 2016 Localization Management
Yo-kai Watch 2 Nintendo 3DS 2016
Paper Mario: Color Splash Wii U 2016
Mario Party: Star Rush Nintendo 3DS 2016
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Nintendo 3DS 2017
Fire Emblem Heroes Mobile 2017
Tank Troopers Nintendo 3DS 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch 2017
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Nintendo Switch 2017
Mario Sports Superstars Nintendo 3DS 2017
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Nintendo 3DS 2017
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch 2017
ARMS Nintendo Switch 2017
Ever Oasis Nintendo 3DS 2017
Kirby's Blowout Blast Nintendo 3DS 2017
Hey! Pikmin Nintendo 3DS 2017
Miitopia Nintendo 3DS 2017 NOA Localization Management
Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch 2017
Metroid: Samus Returns Nintendo 3DS 2017
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Nintendo 3DS 2017
Fire Emblem Warriors Switch / New Nintendo 3DS 2017
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch 2017 NOA Management
Mario Party: The Top 100 Nintendo 3DS 2017
Kirby Battle Royale Nintendo 3DS 2018