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Takaya Imamura, the designer for Tingle, has now retired from Nintendo

Posted on January 20, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Takaya Imamura spent 32 years at Nintendo. Imamura ended up working on some of the company’s biggest games and franchises, including Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Smash Bros., Star Fox, and F-Zero. One of his noteworthy contributions was designing Tingle, who would go on to star in a couple of his own games after being an NPC in Majora’s Mask.

Imamura shared a selfie taken outside Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters and wrote on his Facebook page:

“This is my last day going to work. I took a selfie with the empty office. I guess I won’t be coming in here anymore. As you’d expect, I’ll miss it.”

If you’re wondering why Imamura said that the office is empty, a large number of Nintendo employees are working from home due to the pandemic.

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