Yesterday, we learned Monolith were involved in the development of A Link Between Worlds, and now we know a little more about the main man in charge. Hiromasa Shikata, director of ALBW, previously worked on Nintendo Land, Pikmin, and various other Zelda titles before going on to direct one of the most anticipated titles in the series. He also has experience working under Daiki Iwamoto, who just recently was at the head of The Wind Waker HD remake. To see a summary of Hiromasa Shikata’s experience, click the jump!

  • Designed backgrounds and fields for Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and The Wind Waker
  • Was responsible for the design of the Kakariko Village windmill in OoT
  • Designed most of the Forsaken Fortress in The Wind Waker
  • Worked on map designs for the first Pikmin game
  • Was Assistant Director for Twilight Princess, alongside Eiji Aonuma
  • Helped n-Space with Geist, working as Assistant Producer alongside Nintendo mainstays Kensuke Tanabe and Hideki Konno
  • Was one of the lead planners of Spirit Tracks
  • Worked on Nintendo Land as a planner

It’s great to see a longtime Zelda developer step up to the director’s chair and show the world what he is made of! With A Link Between Worlds raking in some of the highest reviews I’ve seen for a game in awhile, i’d think Hiromasa Shikata did a great job directing the game. Only time will tell where his career and accomplishments will lead him next in the Zelda series!

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