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Shigeki Yamashiro is the president of Nintendo Software Technology, a position he took in 2002. Prior to this, he was a major programmer for Nintendo during the SNES era in the 1990s. Yamashiro worked under the supervision of Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Mario and The Legend of Zelda franchises. Yamashiro is credited under special thanks in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and he produced Metroid Prime Hunters, which was developed by NST. Yamashiro, Robert Champagne and Hunters were nominees at the 2006 NAVGTR Awards in the category of Game, Franchise Action.