Former Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission Producer Takehiro Izushi has retired from Nintendo, after forty three years with the company at the age of sixty five. He began his career as an engineer on Beam Gun Custom, and has worked as a Programmer, Producer and Advisor on a substantial number of titles. In 1997 he was promoted to R&D1’s General Manager, taking over from the late Gunpei Yokoi after his departure from the company. In his final years at Nintendo, Izushi took a role in the General Affairs Division before retiring in early 2018.
In addition to his Producer roles for Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission, Izushi is also credited in Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid and Metroid Prime under “Special Thanks”.
On behalf of us at Shinesparkers, we wish to thank Izushi-san for his huge contribution to Nintendo, and wish him a long and happy retirement.