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Yoshihito Ikebata is an assistant producer at Nintendo SPD. He has produced numerous games developed in Japan and at overseas studios, including several of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games. Ikebata provided technical support for Metroid Prime and was a supervisor for Metroid Prime: Federation Force, respectively developed by the North American Retro Studios and Next Level Games. Ikebata worked previously with Next Level on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, also as a supervisor.