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Masayuki Uemura: 1943 – 2021 – Information

Masayuki Uemura: 1943 – 2021 – Information

Masayuki Uemura: 1943 - 2021 - News

A real instance of “if it wasn’t for them, we would not be right here”.

The design lead on Nintendo {hardware} from the Shade-TV Recreation Sequence to the Satellaview has died.

Masayuki Uemura, former lead of Nintendo’s R&D 2 {hardware} division from 1979 – 2004, handed away on December 6 on the age of 78. The dying was introduced by Ritsumeikan College, the place Uemura based a Recreation Analysis Centre throughout an instructional profession that started in 2004 and continued till his passing.

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Uemura joined Nintendo in 1971 after beginning his profession at frequent Nintendo provider Sharp. His early work centered on promoting expertise at Sharp that Nintendo would use within the creation of “mild weapons”, and not directly led to the creation of Duck Hunt. In 1979 he was appointed as the pinnacle of Nintendo’s second analysis and improvement division (R&D2) by Hiroshi Yamauchi, the place he led the design of the Shade-TV Recreation collection of units. In 1981-82, R&D 2 led the cost to create a tool that would play Donkey Kong and different arcade titles at dwelling, which was the Famicom; he additionally designed the Western adaptation, the Nintendo Leisure System. Following the success of the Famicom and NES, and the creation of the Famicom Disk System, Uemura additionally led the creation of the Tremendous Famicom (redesigned into the Tremendous Nintendo for Western launch). A number of Nintendo arcade and residential titles – together with Ice Climbers and Clu Clu Land – have been additionally produced by Uemura.

In 2004, Uemura stepped down from his management function at Nintendo, however remained on with the corporate in an advisory function whereas additionally serving as a professor at Ritsumeikan College.

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