Yoshiaki Koizumi

Super Mario 3D Land gets new logo, going ‘back to the basics’

Nintendo of America has revealed the final logo for Super Mario 3D Land, and boy is it colorful. Yoshiaki Koizumi, game director behind Super Mario 3D Land has gone on record in saying that with the new title his team is focusing on going back to the basics. As for my thoughts on design that has changed because of the hardware update – I would say that Mario at its core has a very simple, v...

Majora’s Mask was all just a dream

Yoshiaki Koizumi, known for his work with the Mario and Legend of Zelda games likes to daydream. In the August issue of Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Koizumi speaks of how he thought up the idea of the three-day system found in Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. “Occasionally I also take images from dreams. Perhaps I am a little bit different from Mr Miyamoto in that sense. So if I could jus...