Nintendo promotes Zelda producer Eiji AonumaAonuma handed deputy general manager role alongside two more key promotionsMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 17th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoNintendo has quietly promoted some of its key staff, including one for The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Anouma.Aonuma will continue to be the producer of the Zelda series, but — as Nintendo Life spotted — he is now also a deputy general manager at the company.This promotion follows Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the critical and commercial success of which must stand as one of the highpoints in Aonuma’s career so far.Hisashi Nogami, the producer of Splatoon, has also been promoted to the role of deputy general manager.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Aya Kyogoku, known for her work on the Animal Crossing series, is now manager of Production Group No. 5, which is responsible for Splatoon and Animal Crossing.Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the series’ debut on the Switch, has been delayed from an expected 2019 release to March 2020. Speaking at E3 last week, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said the decision was taken as a way of maintaining a healthy work-life balance for the game’s development team.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.