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Mike Fukuda (born Manabu Fukuda) is the executive vice president at Nintendo, a position he took in 2007. Prior to this, he was named senior vice president in 2002, and was a business developer for many of its games before that. His role gives him the responsibility of deciding which Nintendo games to release in North America, as well as how and when. Fukuda is credited under special thanks in Metroid Fusion, Metroid Prime, Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, all of which predate his ascension to executive VP.