Yoshio Sakamoto is a game designer who works at Nintendo. He is best known for his work on the series. His first video game was Metroid on the Donkey Kong Game & Watch where he designed the barrels. Following this, he worked on several Game & Watch games and worked on Donkey Kong Jr. He worked on several classic Nintendo Entertainment System games including and Metroid . He became very well known after he directed the Kid Icarus Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic . He followed up on that game by heading a couple of Super Metroid Virtual Boy titles, only to return to the Metroid series later with , Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission . In the mean time, he started working on the Metroid: Other M WarioWare series, which led to future wacky games in Rhythm Heaven and Tomodachi Collection.
2011 , Sakamoto was promoted from his position as head of Software Planning and Development Group 1, to the Deputy General Manager of the Software Planning and Development Department an later Executive Officer in the Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development Department.
Interview Iwata Asks: WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Iwata Asks: Metroid: Other M
Iwata Asks: Kiki Trick (translated by NintendoWorldReport)
Iwata Asks: Hironobu Sakaguchi x Yoshio Sakamoto
Iwata Asks: Game & Wario
Q&A: Metroid Creator’s Early 8-Bit Days at Nintendo (Wired)
Nintendo Topic: Famicom Mini Interviews: Balloon Fight (Japanese)