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Nintendo Software Technology (NST) is an American video game developer. NST was created by Nintendo as a first-party developer to create games for the North American market, though their games have also been released in other territories such as Europe and Japan. Although the development team is based in North America, there is a traditional Nintendo and Japanese-centric design applied to the development of the software. Co-founders Scott Tsumura and Claude Comair retired in 2002 and 2006, respectively. NST is currently headed by Shigeki Yamashiro, and is located inside of Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Nintendo made the decision of transplanting several members of their development team in Japan over to America. NST also recruited several veterans from companies such as Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft to further complete their development talent.

History

The establishment took place in 1998 through a collaboration with the private university DigiPen Institute of Technology, also located in Redmond. The offices opened with several doctorate level instructors and some recent graduates of the university working with several Nintendo of America designers and producers. Their first game, Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, was released for the Game Boy Color in 1999 and was a sequel of Capcom's Bionic Commando.
Over the years, NST has developed many games for Nintendo consoles such as the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Wave Race: Blue Storm, and Metroid Prime Hunters.
NST started developing Project H.A.M.M.E.R. For the Nintendo Wii but several problems landed the project in 'development hell'. A large amount of funding was spent on cut-scenes early in development and so when the project started to fall behind managers didn't want to end it because of the capital already spent. The American developers suggested that the problem was the gameplay however the Japanese managers believed the problems were the environments. This dispute, among others, made the project drag on for a number of years before it was totally abandoned and a large number of staff were made redundant.
DigiPen's Main Campus was based in the same building as theirs until 2010.

List of software developed

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! Year
! Title
! Platform(s)
! Director
! Producer
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1999
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces
Game Boy Color
Josh Atkins
Andrew Hieke
Minoru Arakawa
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rowspan="3" 2000
Ridge Racer 64
Nintendo 64
Akila Redmer
Andrew Hieke
Minoru Arakawa
-
Crystalis
Game Boy Color
Josh Atkins
Andrew Hieke
-
Pokémon Puzzle League
Nintendo 64
Yukimi Shimura
Takehiro Izushi
Genyo Takeda
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2001
Wave Race: Blue Storm
rowspan="4" GameCube
Shigeki Yamashiro
Shigeru Miyamoto
Minoru Arakawa
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rowspan="3" 2003
Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Panel de Pon)
Hitoshi Yamagami
Yukimi Shimura
Andrew Hieke
Takehiro Izushi
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The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition
Shigeru Miyamoto
-
1080° Avalanche
Vivek Melwani
rowspan="2" Shigeki Yamashiro
Shigeru Miyamoto
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rowspan="2" 2004
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Game Boy Advance
Yukimi Shimura
-
Ridge Racer DS
rowspan="3" Nintendo DS
Vivek Melwani
Shigeki Yamashiro
-
rowspan="2" 2006
Metroid Prime Hunters
Masamichi Abe
rowspan="2" Shigeki Yamashiro
Kensuke Tanabe
-
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Yukimi Shimura
-
2007
Sin and Punishment (English translation)
Nintendo 64
(on Wii Virtual Console)
Hideyuki Suganami
Masato Maegawa
Takehiro Izushi
-
rowspan="2" 2008
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Masterpiece Mode)
Wii
Masahiro Sakurai
Kensuke Tanabe
-
Crosswords DS (Co-developed w/ Nuevo Retro Games)
Nintendo DS
Yukimi Shimura
Shigeki Yamashiro
Masao Yamamoto
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2009
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
rowspan="2" DSiWare
Yukimi Shimura
Shigeki Yamashiro
Kensuke Tanabe
-
rowspan="2" 2010
Aura-Aura Climber
Masamichi Abe
Yukimi Shimura
-
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
Nintendo DS
Yukimi Shimura
Shigeki Yamashiro
Kensuke Tanabe
-
2012
Crosswords Plus
rowspan="2" Nintendo 3DS
rowspan="4" Stephen Mortimer
Yukimi Shimura
-
2013
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
Yukimi Shimura
Kensuke Tanabe
-
2015
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
Wii U / Nintendo 3DS
Akiya Sakamoto
-
rowspan="2" 2016
Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge
Wii U / Nintendo 3DS
Akiya Sakamoto
Kensuke Tanabe
-
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (port work/new content)
Nintendo 3DS
Yosuke Oshino
Takashi Tezuka
Shigeki Yamashiro
Hiroyuki Kimura
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2017
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (development support)
Nintendo Switch
Adam Vian
Takao Nakano
Toyokazu Nonaka
-
2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (port work)
Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch
Kenta Motokura
Shinya Hiratake
Koichi Hayashida
-
2019
The Stretchers (development support)
rowspan="3" Nintendo Switch
Viktor Lindäng
Masamichi Abe
Paul Allen
Takao Nakano
Toyokazu Nonaka
Keisuke Terasaki
Yoshiaki Koizumi
Katsuya Eguchi
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2020
Good Job! (development support)
Masataka Takemoto
Coen Neessen
Katsuya Eguchi
Toyokazu Nonaka
Fernando Rojas Braga
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2021
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (port work)
Kenta Motokura
Koichi Hayashida
Yoshiaki Koizumi

List of applications developed

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! Year
! Title
! Platform(s)
! Director
! Producer
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2006
Nintendo 64 Emulator
Wii
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rowspan="3" 2009
BBC iPlayer Channel
Wii
-
Mario Calculator and Clock
DSiWare
Shigeki Yamashiro
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Animal Crossing Calculator and Clock
DSiWare
Shigeki Yamashiro
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2011
Kirby TV Channel
Wii
-
2012
Wii U Chat (Co-developed w/ NERD and Vidyo)
Wii U
Fumihiko Tamiya
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2013
Wii Street U
Wii U
Toshiaki Suzuki
Keiichi Kawai

Cancelled games

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! Title
! Platform(s)
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Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
Wii
  • Nintendo World Report company profile. Retrieved Oct. 30, 2008.
  • PALGN company information. Retrieved Feb. 9, 2005.
  • N-Sider personnel view. Retrieved Feb. 9, 2005.
  • N-Sider. Retrieved May 9, 2005.

External links

  • A group interview with NST about 1080º Avalanche
  • Two-part interview with Shigeki Yamashiro, producer of 1080º Avalanche, and Vivek Melwani, lead game designer and director
  • IGN profile

Category:American companies established in 1998
Category:Nintendo divisions and subsidiaries
Category:First-party video game developers
Category:Video game companies of the United States
Category:Video game development companies
Category:Companies based in Redmond, Washington
Category:Video game companies established in 1998
Category:1998 establishments in Washington (state)
Category:American subsidiaries of foreign companies
 
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