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Kensuke Tanabe is an employee at Nintendo who frequently assists in communicating for international projects, such as those at Retro Studios. He also left a message in the transmission console in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, participated in the Developer's Voice video promoting the Metroid Prime Trilogy, and was the one who urged Retro to remove most Sequence Breaking techniques in the Trilogy.[1] Tanabe directed Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and spoke during a Nintendo Direct presentation to explain why the game belonged in the Metroid Prime universe. He stated that he had ideas for a fourth Metroid Prime game, which was officially announced on June 13, 2017. IGN confirmed via Nintendo's Bill Trinen in a group interview that Tanabe will be overseeing the project.

In 2016, rumors surfaced that Tanabe and Retro Studios were no longer on good terms.[1] Jack Mathews said in a 2018 interview that he and Tanabe always had a good relationship, and that any souring of Tanabe's relationship with Retro would have occurred after Mathews' departure from Retro.[2] Despite this, it was announced on January 25, 2019 that Tanabe would be working on Metroid Prime 4 with Retro once again.


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This copy of Trilogy signed by numerous Retro Studios artists, Tanabe included, was auctioned off on Amazon, with all proceeds being donated to relief efforts for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Pokémon Snap
  • Magical Vacation
  • Metroid Prime
  • Geist
  • Metroid Prime Pinball
  • Super Mario Strikers
  • Mother 3
  • Coloris
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
  • Magical Starsign
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Mario Strikers Charged
  • theta
  • Freshly Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
  • Art Style: CUBELLO
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns

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  2. ^ Kerwin, Darren, RoyboyX. "Interview: Jack Mathews", Shinesparkers, 2018-01-20. Retrieved on 2018-01-20. 
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