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Yoichi Yamada
山田 洋一
やまだ よういち
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Current Position
Game Designer
April 21, 1964

Yoichi Yamada is a video game designer at Nintendo.


Yamada is one of the veteran game designers at Nintendo, who has been working on systems such as 3DCG and polygons since the early 1990s. In particular, he has long been a core game designer in The Legend of Zelda series to date.

The Legend of Zelda Games

Game Position
A Link to the Past Assistant director
Ocarina of Time Game system director
Majora's Mask Memory management director
Oracle of Seasons Supervisor
Oracle of Ages Supervisor
A Link to the Past & Four Swords Director (A Link to the Past)
Four Swords Supervisor
The Wind Waker Assistant director
The Minish Cap Supervisor
Twilight Princess Sub-director, dungeon director
Phantom Hourglass Supervisor
Link's Crossbow Training Assistant director
Spirit Tracks Supervisor
Skyward Sword Planning
A Link Between Worlds Field planning
Tri Force Heroes Game planning lead
Breath of the Wild Game designer
Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch) Original supervisor