Yoshio Sakamoto is a game designer who works at Nintendo. He is best known for his work on the series. His first credited video game was the successor to Metroid , Donkey Kong . Following this he worked on several classic Donkey Kong Jr. 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 .
Metroid: Other M
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.