Shinya Takahashi

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Shinya Takahashi


Various Zelda Titles


November 9, 1963
Kyoto, Japan


Background Designer
MOCAP System Director

Shinya Takahashi is a game developer working for Nintendo, who started as a designer, but was eventually promoted to being one of the producers for the Nintendo Software Planning and Development. In 2015 after the company had been restructured and after receiving a series of promotions, Takahashi became general manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division. He also became a supervisor for the Business Development Division and the Development Administration & Support Division. With these promotions, Takahashi has become a General Producer or Executive Producer, for almost every first party Nintendo title.

Takahashi first worked on the Zelda series with Ocarina of Time, where he is credited as one of the Motion Capture System Directors, alongside Tsuyoshi Watanabe.

Release Game Credit(s)
1998 Ocarina of Time MOCAP System Director
2002 The Wind Waker Progress Management
2004 Four Swords Adventures Progress Management
2006 Twilight Princess Special Thanks
2011 Four Swords Anniversary Senior Producer
2011 Ocarina of Time 3D Senior Producer
2015 Majora's Mask 3D Senior Producer
2016 Twilight Princess HD Senior Producer
2017 Breath of the Wild General Producer
2017 Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass General Producer
2019 Link's Awakening (Switch) General Producer